“James Meadows warrants attention. When he wraps his evocative voice around Doug Stone’s “I’d Be Better Off (In A Pine Box)” or Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar,” conviction follows. He’s what country music needs today, a voice that leaves no question. Folks, he’s country. That’s high praise during a time when the real thing can be hard to find.” - Tom Netherland
— Bristol Herald Courier
“James Meadows Band step on stage at The Country Club Bar & Grill and immediately receive a thundering applause. Andy Bland, the clubs General Manager, seems to know what his customers want in good music. "We try to provide a variety of live bands for our customers and James Meadows and his band play a variety of country, rock, originals, and even his own version of pop/hip hop hits" he said from backstage. "James and his band have played here before and the people just loved them. Our customers literally don't leave the dance floor when they're here! And It's the first country band I've seen that ends their performance with a Gospel set!” - Ron Scalf
— Out N' About Magazine
James Meadows is a Nashville Recording Artist and ASCAP affiliated Singer/Songwriter (based out of Abingdon, VA) who has been bringing his unique and edgy blend of Country Music, Classic Rock, as well as his own original songs to the Tri-Cities area of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia (and far beyond) for hundreds of shows since 2003. James originally got his start while attending East Tennessee State University and joining their world wide renowned Bluegrass & Country Music Program at this time. Whether he’s performing acoustic or with his immensely talented band (which formed in 2008) you are guaranteed to be captivated by high energy performances that will be sure to have you smiling, dancing, and singing right along from the very first note. A self proclaimed “people person”, James knows how to constantly and sincerely engage an audience, make them laugh, dance, and most of all feel welcome as a huge part of his shows. He loves taking requests and even doing songs on the fly at times in order to make that special connection too. Because of these very unique engaging talents, professionalism, and his highly personable persona, James is invited back frequently to play at neighborhood events, festivals, restaurants/bars, breweries/wineries, private shows, and weddings on a consistent basis.
James has worked and signed with Red Ridge Entertainment (Nashville), Tower Records Nashville, Nascar Motorsports, and has released two singles to National Billboard Radio that have both charted in the Top 80 and received radio play world wide. He has also won national contests and received rewards along the way for his singing and songwriting abilities as well. He has released three full length albums and his most recent is an all original song “self titled” album. Each of these albums have received national and international radio play featuring various singles. His voice is often compared to that of Kenny Chesney, Ronnie Dunn, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, with a blend of Dwight Yoakam and Randy Travis just to name a few. He always pulls a great crowd at the venues and events that he plays and people genuinely enjoy coming to his shows and feeling like they are a part of the show and knowing they will hear songs that they will recognize, as well as several surprises and originals thrown in for good measure and fun for all ages. James has worked tirelessly and effortlessly to get to where he is today with his musical career. Although the road has been very bumpy at times, all while following some poor directions along the way, he knows that it’s all part of learning and building character as a performer and writer too. At this time, he has some very exciting things in the works for future projects and shows for 2022. Be sure to follow James Meadows on his social media pages which can mostly all be found @jamesmeadowsmusic