The Texas Tenors

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The Texas Tenors
Origin United States
Genres Classical crossover, country
Years active 2009 (2009)-present
Labels The Texas Tenors
Website thetexastenors.com
Members Marcus Collins
John Hagen
JC Fisher

The Texas Tenors is a classical crossover trio vocal group formed in 2009 by country music singer JC Fisher, pop singer Marcus Collins and opera singer John Hagen. They were a top four finalist in the fourth season of America's Got Talent, making them the highest ranking vocal group in the show's history.[1] As of 2013, the group has performed more than 600 shows in over 20 countries including Great Britain and China. They perform in Branson, Missouri. The trio filmed a PBS special, performing songs from their second album You Should Dream, which first aired in November 2013. The Texas Tenors partner with several charity organizations including Homes For Our Troops and ChildFund.[2]

Career[edit]

America's Got Talent (2009)[edit]

The trio auditioned for America's Got Talent season four, performing a crossover version of "Mountain Music". They advanced week after week, finishing in fourth place.

Performances/Results[edit]

Week Theme Song choice Original artist Performance order Result
Audition N/A "Mountain Music" Alabama N/A Advanced
Top 40
Group 2
N/A "God Bless The USA" Lee Greenwood N/A Advanced
Top 20
Group 1
N/A "Unchained Melody" The Righteous Brothers N/A Advanced
Top 10 N/A "My Way" Frank Sinatra N/A 4th Place

After America's Got Talent[edit]

The group's self-titled debut album, The Texas Tenors, was released in 2009. The album contains all four songs that were performed on America's Got Talent, some arias such as "Nessun dorma" and "La donna è mobile" as well as other songs. In 2011, the group remastered the album and included some new material. The album has sold 80,000 units to date.[3]

The group began performing at The Starlite Theatre in 2010, located in Branson, Missouri. A DVD filmed at The Starlite Theatre was released in 2012. They can still be seen at The Starlite when not touring.[4]

Having received the first standing ovation from the studio audience in the over 100 episode history of the Larry’s Country Diner, The Texas Tenors, courtesy of Larry Black, decided to release a collection of unplugged hits they sang live in the studio that February 2013 morning. The Texas Tenors Unplugged: Live from Larry's Country Diner was released on August 10, 2013. They were joined by Tim Lee on keyboards and Jimmy Caps on guitar.[5]

Their second studio album, You Should Dream, was released on December 10, 2013. Produced by Academy Award and Grammy nominated producer Nigel Wright, You Should Dream features "God Bless the USA", "Unchained Melody", The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses", two original songs and a 65 piece orchestra.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Classical
[7]
US Country
[8]
US Heat
[9]
US Indie
[10]
The Texas Tenors
  • Release date: June 15, 2009
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
  • US: 80,000
Country Roots: Classical Sound
(The Texas Tenors remastered)
  • Release date: November 10, 2011
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
  • US: 155,000
You Should Dream 6 41 3 41
O Night Divine
  • Release date: November 16, 2013
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
12 39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
The Texas Tenors Unplugged:
Live from Larry's Country Diner
  • Release date: August 10, 2013
  • Label: The Texas Tenors

DVDs[edit]

Title DVD details
Live in Concert
  • Release date: February 14, 2012
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
Title DVD details
You Should Dream
  • Release date: November 30, 2013
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
  • Distribution: PBS

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Classical Digital
[11]
2013 "God Bless the USA" 16 You Should Dream
"The Star-Spangled Banner" N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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