Tom MacLear

Tarzana, CA United States

Singer/Songwriter/Producer - Tom MacLear
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Bio: MEG RECORDS/NASHVILLE PRESS RELEASE: May 24th 2014

TOM MACLEAR (Producer, Singer-Songwriter) _'The man behind the curtain' _ one of music's best kept secrets.

EXCLUSIVE NEWS from Tom MacLear & Meg Records/Nashville:

On the heels of the wonderful chart topping news of Tom MacLear's last relea... See Full Bio
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"...One of the few true multi-stylists around today... he's been around the block a few times composing, performing and recording in so many different styles, there's no one best... but it looks like Nashville is his best to date...

— Los Angeles, Music Connection Magazine


MEG RECORDS/NASHVILLE PRESS RELEASE: May 24th 2014

TOM MACLEAR (Producer, Singer-Songwriter) _'The man behind the curtain' _ one of music's best kept secrets.

EXCLUSIVE NEWS from Tom MacLear & Meg Records/Nashville:

On the heels of the wonderful chart topping news of Tom MacLear's last release 'Only One For Me' by MACLEAR & QUINN__ Meg Records/Nashville will be releasing Tom MacLear's new CD entitled:

MACLEAR & WATERS !

This Memorial Day weekend_ and will debut it's first single:

'Someday' on U.S. Country Radio Affiliates coast to coast

6 new songs from Tom MacLear are featured on the new 'MACLEAR & WATERS' CD, as he continues his Nashville Composition Series of songs since his first release of 'One More Rodeo' in 2010 with Arista/Nashville.

This albums featured Vocalist is the phenomenal Heather Waters.

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MEG RECORDS/NASHVILLE:

Is proud to announce that MACLEAR & QUINN's single 'Only One For Me'

Is still going strong and is holding high positions on Radio Spin Charts reported by:

SPINS TRACKING SYSTEM REPORTS: Provided by STS / Loggins Promotions / www.logginspromotions.com • Radio Stations and Spins reported by The STS Spins Tracking / week of May 21st 2014 16th week of Radio play for 'MACLEAR & QUINN' / ONLY ONE FOR ME.

Artist: MacLear & Quinn

Song Title: Only One For Me

Label: Meg

8 TOP 10 RANKINGS in the United States !

U.S. COUNTRY MAIN CHART - #15

U.S. COUNTRY TOP 30 INDIE - #2

U.S. COUNTRY TOP 20 EASTERN REGION - #18

U.S. TOP 20 WESTERN REGION - #1

U.S. AC/HOT AC MAIN - #11

U.S. AC/HOT AC TOP 30 INDIE - #4

U.S. AC/HOT AC TOP 20 WESTERN REGION - #3

U.S. HOT 100 SINGLES - #28

AC/HOT AC INTERNET MAIN CHART - #4

AC/HOT AC INTERNET TOP 30 INDIE - #3

U.S. TOP 40 INTERNET MAIN CHART- #5

U.S. TOP 40 INTERNET INDIE CHART - #2

We would like to thank all of you, promoters, publicists, friends and fans for all of your wonderful support this last year_

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In 2013, MacLear's impressive list of hit songs grew a bit longer after releasing: 'SWEET SUMMER DAYS', which found more than 80,000 spins on over 50 Radio affiliates in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia_

'SWEET SUMMER DAY'S was nominated for BEST COUNTRY SONG by The Hollywood Music In Media Awards in 2013.

MACLEAR & QUINN were awarded BEST CROSSOVER ARTISTS of 2014 by New Music Weekly and were also nominated for "Best AC/Group or Duo" and for 'Best Country Group or Duo" for 2014.

Another honor was bestowed upon MACLEAR & QUINN by Music Connection Magazine as one of the TOP 100 Bands in the U.S.A

Tom MacLear is a living legacy of the Southern California Country Rock boom of the 70's & 80's. MacLear was one of those gifted writers, performers and session artists who toured or recorded for such legendary colleagues: ‘The Flying Burrito Brothers’, ‘The Hot Band’, Vince Gill’s & Byron Berline’s ‘Sundance’, Rusty Young and ‘Poco’, ‘The Dirt Band’ and numerous others.

Since those early days, MacLear proceeded to have one of those prolific, quiet careers that very few true musicians have – not the guys on the marquee, but the ones who write the songs, write out the set lists, mentor the stars on the marquee, play the hooks’ and licks that people whistle in the shower or on a street corner, and occasionally venture out with a record or project of his or her own.

If you have not heard of MacLear, you have almost certain ‘heard or seen’ MacLear. Aside from his Country roots, MacLear has written for or played for numerous Rock & Pop greats such as Rod Stewart, Annie Lennox and Concrete Blonde and has enjoyed a career within a career as the front man for the band MacLear during the Celtic-Rock boom.

There were some dark days in MacLear's early career, as he made a few misguided career decisions at a young and gullible age of 20. Signing ‘confidential and exclusive’ agreements with several 'A' list artists, MacLear would spend, what most would say, the prime of his career in the shadows of what he helped make famous. A few regrets followed MacLear through the years, but perhaps his 'prime' has yet to come.

MacLear's 'Nashville Series Recordings': Is a compilation of Tom's life work. His years on the road, his trans-continental life from Montana to Scotland Ireland to Sweden, London to L.A.; blending, nurturing and creating his unique sound from Nashville, Memphis, Detroit, Scot/Irish folk, Muscle Sholes, South-West Texas Swing_ Culminating in his undeniable knack to create a 'great hook' with a simple yet powerful lyric, strung along by a melody that you just can't get out of your head. It's all present here_

'...Material is not a problem here. Tom has performed and written hit songs for some of the best! His unique style, especially his slide guitar, has earned him much respect in the music industry...glad I found him...'

‘the late great_’ Don Kirshner, Producer, Publisher, Radio & TV Host (2009)

'MacLear & Quinn, put the Soul into Country and the Blues into Bluegrass!'

Mark McDernott / Easy Reader Weekly, Los Angeles CA

'Tom MacLear has worked with some of the cream of the musical crop over the years and he brings that musical approach to Music City with his 'MacLear & Quinn' CD... which I have a feeling will be growing sky high in the years to come. It's safe to say that Tom MacLear's ears definitely knows good music, good pickers and great singers... it's in full evidence here..

Chuck Daupin, Nashville Tennessee

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