THE COUNTRY MUSIC REVEIW BAND WELCOME'S YOU|
CMR has over 200 years combined expierience. CMR entertaims audiences with music from Classic to Top 40's Country, 50's & 60's Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, Gospel original songs and much more. A five piece band with four lead singers, their three and four part harmonies are simply outstanding!
Members of CMR have performed at The Nashville Palace, Country Music Hall of Fame and The Grand Ole' Opry, in addition to countless other major venues.
Talented, entertaining and professional, they will have all their fans throughout the Michiana area dancin', singin', and clappin' along to every CMR beat.
WHO WE ARE|
CMR was founded by South Bend resident and Tennessee native Jimmie Robbins — guitar, vocals. Jimmie comes from a musical background. His “Papa” Robbins was a great old-time Tennessee fiddler. Jimmie became interested in guitar on Saturday nights at his grandparent’s, when their house was full of people dancing and singing. His first guitar was from Sears. He taught himself to play by sitting in the corner of small country churches watching other musicians play. He moved to Rock & Roll bands in the Sixties and, of course, played every high school sock-hop dance in Tennessee and Indiana. As lead guitarist, Jimmie has sat in on several studio projects. His love of southern gospel music brought him to the weekend touring band, Kevin Kilburn and Company.
At 6 years of age Gloria Stallings — piano, vocals, bass guitar — started traveling and singing in churches with her family. After years of gospel, Gloria, who plays both piano and bass guitar, branched out into country and contemporary music. She joined the Flying Blind band in the early 1990s, and then The Senturys for 13 years. She has performed at the Nashville Palace in Nashville and at The Rockin’ Horse in Fort Wayne and at Buck Lake Ranch in Angola. She’s working on her second CD and has done studio work for various artists. In April 2009, she sang at the Ryman in Nashville with Jimmie Robbins on guitar.
Carol McCaslin brings to us her lead and back ground harmony vocals along with some light guitar. She has been a part of the entertainment life since a small girl; her first time being on stage at the young age of four. She has been traveling, performing and writing gospel and secular music most of her life, beginning with her father and sisters. After marriage she began to travel and perform more extensively, recording numerous albums and gaining various radio air play around the country. Some of her major accomplishments have been in the recording of several of her songs by major artists along with performing with many on stage, including some in the Hall of Fame. She is a writer for Delite Publishing in Nashville and a BMI affiliate. She has also lived and worked in Nashville in the music industry as a vocal coach, co-producer, choreographer and back ground vocalist. Carol says she is really enjoying being on board with CMR. In her own words: "There’s nothing like being part of a group for entertaining; whether it’s your family or friends that treat you like family. Being a solo artist is lonely. I’m very proud and excited to be a part of The CMR Band!"
Kenny Ward, Bass guitar & vocals.
Rock McCaslin, drums & vocals.