The Texas Tenors

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The Texas Tenors
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The Texas Tenors Rise 2017
Background information
OriginUnited States
GenresClassical crossover, country, Classical, Adult Contemporary, Pop, Holiday, Americana
Years active2009 (2009)–present
LabelsThe Texas Tenors
Websitethetexastenors.com
MembersMarcus Collins
JC Fisher
John Hagen

The Texas Tenors are a 3-time Emmy Award winning classical crossover, trio vocal group formed in 2009 by country 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]

In 2013, The trio filmed their first PBS special with The Phoenix Symphony, performing songs from their second album You Should Dream. Along with being one of only two acts from America's Got Talent (The Texas Tenors and Jackie Evancho) to star in their own television special for PBS, The Texas Tenors achieved another milestone in 2014 when they were honored with five Emmy Awards nominations and three wins for the self-produced special. The group also supports many charitable organizations.[2]

As of 2017, the group has performed more than 1300 concerts in over 20 countries including Great Britain and China. In August 2017 The Texas Tenors premiered their second PBS special and on September 8, 2017, released their third studio album of the same name, Rise, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart, #1 Heatseeker New Artist Chart and #22 Top Current Albums resulting in the group's highest charting positions and most successful sales week ever.[3]

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 U.S.A." 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 contained 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.[4]

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.[5]

The Texas Tenors are one of only two acts from America's Got Talent to star in their own television special for PBS, the group achieved a milestone in 2014 when they were honored with five Emmy Awards nominations and three wins.

In 2017, The Texas Tenors' third studio album Rise debuted at #1 on the Classical Albums Chart and #5 on the Top Country Albums Chart resulting in the most successful week of sales for the group and their highest charting positions to date.[3]

America's Got Talent: The Champions (2019)[edit]

In 2019, The Texas Tenors will compete on NBC's America's Got Talent: The Champions.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[6]
US Classical
[7]
US Classical Crossover
[8]
US Country
[9]
US Heat
[10]
US Indie
[11]
US Holiday
[12]
US Top Album Sales
[11]
US Internet
[11]
US Classical Catalog
[11]
The Texas Tenors
  • Release date: June 15, 2009
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
  • US: 180,000
Country Roots: Classical Sound
(The Texas Tenors remastered)
  • Release date: November 10, 2011
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
O Night Divine
  • Release date: November 16, 2013
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
22 14 33
You Should Dream
  • Release date: December 10, 2013
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
  • Distribution: Select-O-Hits
5 3 39 3 41 199 2
Rise
  • Release date: September 8, 2017
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
  • Distribution: Select-O-Hits
111 1 1 17 1 10 22 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Classical
[7]
US Classical Crossover
[8]
US Country
[9]
US Heat
[10]
US Classical Catalog
[11]
The Texas Tenors Unplugged:
Live from Larry's Country Diner
  • Release date: August 10, 2013
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
The First 5 years Live
  • Release date: November 6, 2014
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
11 6 5 1
A Collection of Broadway & American Classics
  • Release date: August 3, 2018
  • Label: The Texas Tenors
1 1 13
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Classical Digital
[16]
US Hot Singles Sales
[16]
US AC Indicator
[16]
2013 "God Bless the U.S.A." 16 - - You Should Dream
"The Star-Spangled Banner" - - - n/a
2015 "Ruckus on the Ranch" - 9 - Ruckus on the Ranch maxi single
2016 "Favorite Time of Year" - 13 - n/a
2017 "Rise" - - 22 Rise
2017 "Bootdaddy" - - 42 Rise
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2012 "Sometimes I Dream" JP Milstead
2013 "You Should Dream" JP Milstead
2014 "What Am I Gonna Dream About" JP Milstead
2017 "Rise" JP Milstead
2017 "Bootdaddy" Roger Pistole

Video: Filmed Concerts and Events[edit]

Year Title Presentation Peak Chart Position Content
US Music Video Sales Chart
[17]
2011 Live in Concert *DVD
* Concert
- *Place: The Starlite Theatre in Branson, MO
*Date: June, 2011
*DVD. Live performance.
«Mountain Music», «Rocky Top», «Somewhere», «My Way»
2013 You Should Dream * DVD
*Blu-ray
* Concert
9 *Place: Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ
*Date: 10 April 2013
*Awards : 3 Emmy Award wins, 5 Emmy Award nominations
*DVD. Live performance, orchestra, choir, PBS presentation
«o sole mio», «Wild Horses», «Unchained Melody», «God Bless the USA» Bonus Features: Interviews, bonus songs, unreleased material[18]
2017 Rise * DVD
*4K resolution
*Blu-ray
* Concert
2 *Place: Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, TX
*Date: 9 August 2016
*DVD. Live performance, orchestra, choir, PBS presentation
«Rise», «Bootdaddy», «Desperado», «Writing's on the Wall» from Spectre, «Music of the Night», Selections from «Les Miserables» featuring «Bring Him Home», «I Dreamed a Dream» Bonus Features: Outtakes, bonus songs, unreleased material
2017 Deep in the Heart of Christmas *DVD
* Concert
18 *Place: The Starlite Theatre in Branson, MO
*Date: November, 2016
*DVD. Live performance, Christmas featuring aerialist, dancers and choir
«Mary Did You Know», «Believe» from Polar Express, «Joy to the World», «Last Christmas» Bonus Features: Outtakes, Interviews, extras songs, behind the scenes[19]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Texas Tenors, 12 Irish Tenors or 3 Redneck Tenors | The Texas Tenors". thetexastenors.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  2. ^ thetexastenors.com
  3. ^ a b "The Texas Tenors Billboard Chart History; The Texas Tenors". billboard.com/biz. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "Country Roots: Classical Sound (Remastered Special Edition) | The Texas Tenors". thetexastenors.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  5. ^ "eShop | The Texas Tenors". thetexastenors.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  6. ^ "The Texas Tenors Album & Song Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "The Texas Tenors Album & Song Chart History - Classical Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "The Texas Tenors Album & Song Chart History - Classical Crossover Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  9. ^ a b "The Texas Tenors Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  10. ^ a b "The Texas Tenors Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  11. ^ a b c d e "The Texas Tenors Album & Song Chart History - Holiday Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  12. ^ "The Texas Tenors Album & Song Chart History - Holiday Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  13. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 13, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: March 12, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 13, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: March 12, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  15. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 13, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: March 12, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  16. ^ a b c "The Texas Tenors Album & Song Chart History - Classical Digital Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  17. ^ "The Texas Tenors Album & Song Chart History - Music Video Sales Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  18. ^ "The Texas Tenors - You Should Dream. The Texas Tenors". thetexastenors.com. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  19. ^ "The Texas Tenors - Deep in the Heart of Christmas. The Texas Tenors". thetexastenors.com. Retrieved 2015-08-26.

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