Born and raised in the three-states border town of Atlanta in NETX; grew up in the offices of the local newspaper where my mother worked. My first articles were published at the age of 12. I have since worked in radio, print media, and hosted my own cable-television interview show on KAQC. My specialty has turned out to be personal profile feature stories, and photography. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to meet and interview such notables as Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Artimus Pyle and Dolly Parton, as well as many others.

Sweeten your playlist with Honey

As a child in Bloomburg, Texas, Heather Linn started her career by dancing and singing to John Anderson’s “Swinging” in her aunt and uncles living room. She has since evolved into one of the most popular entertainers in the far Northeast corner of Texas with her band Heather Linn & The Deacons.

Formed in 2016, that first band included Jase Bryant on guitar, Brady Stillwell on bass, and Paul Holder on drums. The group developed their sound on the local circuit and their harmony has become as sweet as the new name they have chosen for themselves – Honey.

This name change comes on the heels of a new single release: “Bad Ass Bitches” was written by Erica Butler and Kara Jade, a well-known Americana writing duo. You can download the song on most streaming platforms. Add a little sweetness to your playlist and find out why Jane Journo says, “I really love this band.”

Collectively, the band is fueled by decades of seasoned experience: Heather developed her smooth bluesy vocal style by singing lead in a gospel trio and as a backup singer for local bands.

Jase Bryant, the son of two music educators, grew up playing the drums on the football field and with his youth worship band at church. After picking up a guitar at the age of 13, he found his niche as a lead guitarist in the cover band Dirty Luck in the Dallas area. After moving back home to Texarkana in 2011, he formed his own solo show before joining the indie rock band Buffalo Child, before forming his own band, Canaan, with drummer Jeff Greer and bassist Brandon Smith.

Brady Stillwell has been working the Northeast Texas circuit for over four decades now, in projects ranging from classic country to pop, progressive metal, punk, and various mixtures of genres. He has also made a name for himself in the production field, working audio in the recording studio, as well as for live performances.

Paul Holder has been keeping the beat for various Northeast Texas bands for most of his adult life. After 30 years of professional playing in a wide range of genres, he has backed such notables as Jamie Richards, T.J. Broscoff and Grammy-winning Cajun artist Jo El Sonnier, before becoming a Deacon five years ago.

Together, these stellar musicians have shared the stage with such acts as Neal McCoy, the Bellamy Brothers, Tracy Byrd, Dean Dillon, Stoney Larue, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, The Kentucky Headhunters, Josh Ward, Daryl Dodd, Lorrie Morgan, Aaron Watson, Thompson Square and Mark Chesnutt.

Catch the band at the Fort Worth Music Festival on March 4. To book Honey, contact Heather Linn at Heather and Jayce are also available for acoustic duets.

CURRENT GIG LIST: 2/17 – Private party; 2/18 – Cancer Benefit (Acoustic Duo); 2/18 – Red Rooster Ice House; 2/24 – Oil Well Club (Acoustic Duo); 2/25 – Mountain Fork Brewery (Acoustic Duo); 2/26 – Neon Moon Restaurant and Club (Acoustic Duo); 3/3 – Hurricane Alley (Bossier City, LA); 3/4 – Fort Worth Music Festival; 3/4 – Neon Moon Restaurant and Club.

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