The Texas Tenors

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The Texas Tenors
OriginUnited States
GenresClassical crossover, country
Years active2009 (2009)-present
LabelsThe Texas Tenors
Websitethetexastenors.com
MembersMarcus Collins
John Hagen
JC Fisher
 
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The Texas Tenors
OriginUnited States
GenresClassical crossover, country
Years active2009 (2009)-present
LabelsThe Texas Tenors
Websitethetexastenors.com
MembersMarcus 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 can be seen in Branson, Missouri where they were named the Critic's Choice Group of the Year for 2011, Best Vocal Group of the Year for 2012[2] and the Best Legacy Group for 2013.[3] The trio has also filmed a PBS special, performing songs from their second album You Should Dream, which first aired nationwide in November 2013. The Texas Tenors partner with several charity organizations including Homes For Our Troops and ChildFund.[4]

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]

WeekThemeSong choiceOriginal artistPerformance orderResult
AuditionN/A"Mountain Music"AlabamaN/AAdvanced
Top 40
Group 2
N/A"God Bless The USA"Lee GreenwoodN/AAdvanced
Top 20
Group 1
N/A"Unchained Melody"The Righteous BrothersN/AAdvanced
Top 10N/A"My Way"Frank SinatraN/A4th 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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
US Classical
[9]
US Country
[10]
US Heat
[11]
US Indie
[12]
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: 25,000
You Should Dream941341
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

TitleAlbum details
O Night Divine
  • Release date: November 16, 2013
  • Label: The Texas Tenors

Live albums[edit]

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

DVDs[edit]

TitleDVD details
Live in Concert
  • Release date: February 14, 2012
  • Label: The Texas Tenors

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
US Classical Digital
[13]
2013"God Bless the USA"16You Should Dream
"The Star-Spangled Banner"N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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