Betty Cantrell CD Release Concert
Charles Davis, Crossroads Band
382 Second Street
Macon, GA, 31201
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Ticket price includes copy of Betty's Debut LP Nicotine
Save your ticket stub for $3 discount to…
Georgia’s Miss Americas
September 23, 2017 – January 14, 2018
at the Museum of Arts and Sciences
How does someone go from growing up in a double wide trailer outside of Warner Robins, Georgia to becoming Miss America 2016? Well it sure ain’t ‘luck’.
At a young age Betty began singing with the musical influences of Linda Ronstadt and country music, singing songs like Harper Valley PTA with her Dad’s band. Betty began taking professional vocal and stage lessons at 14, continued studying at Mercer University Music program and never looked back with her non-stop drive and determination. Due to her singing talent it was suggested to her by a friend to enter a pageant at age 19. Although she had never entered a pageant in her life she stepped up and just 24 months later and several pageants she was crowned Miss America 2016.
Now this has become just part of the growing story as Betty
moves to the next step with the same determination and
confidence in her career as a singer and country music entertainer.
Betty’s family and fiance’ Spencer Maxwell (graduate of The Citadel),
both have deep roots with military and due to her experience as
Miss America she has performed around the world for the Military
USO Tours. Her first recording and video reflect her values and
heart for the military with the song “Soldier On” available soon
on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube.
Betty is currently recording more songs for the release of her first country music solo EP debuting in 2017. With Betty being a student at Mercer University she will now also have the distinguished honor to be the first artist to record in the Mercer Music at Capricorn Studio in Macon, GA. Growing up in middle Georgia she was also influenced by the amazing talent of Otis Redding from his involvement with Capricorn music and she is recording “Sitting On The Dock of The Bay”.
"The Crossroads Band is both an acoustic and electric band, made up of 5 long time friends who have played in lots of bands, but never with each other before! Crossroads was a good "blusey" name, and the band is in that niche, so that stuck!
We have Carl on guitar and Jimmy on keys and harp; who migrated from the Buckeye Band- the first band invited to play at the Allman Brother's Big House Museum in Macon, June 26, 2010 with Ronnie Hammond and Rick Maxwell from The Atlanta Rhythm Section. They've been a host band for 8 years at the Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival, and at the annual Blue Ridge Blues Festival! These guys have opened concerts for major groups for years, in Atlanta and in Macon! The other guitarist is Rick Maxwell, a recording engineer at Studio One in Doraville- who later went on to play with the guys from Doraville- Atlanta Rhythm Section! The bass player is Ben Alford; a very tasteful studio musician who's played in many Macon area bands. The drummer is cool, calm, and collected Bob Askew, who's plays with the lightest touch on drums! He's also a former Buckeye alumni, and keeps all the guys all on time! Rick, Carl, Jim, and Bob grew up knowing each other, but never were all in a band together at one time- but now they are! The group has great blues connections; and Jim, Bob and Carl have played with lots of blues stars in concerts over the years, at various blues festivals! With Crossroads- it's going to be some great acoustic music, some electric, kinda bluesy and easy goin' stuff, not too loud, and probably if the crowd is just right; a party could break out! Should always be a night of great fun!"