North Carolina meets Mississippi ( The Magnolia State ) , and there you have the band name , Carolina Magnolia .
Virginia Grey from North Carolina ( solo female country artist ) lead and rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist and
harmony vocalist and songwriter moving to Mississippi not too long ago joined Tammy Chambliss upright
bassist and harmony vocalist and songwriter to create a new female duo group Carolina Magnolia. Their genre is
creative as they do many different styles Rock, Pop, Country , Bluegrass, Blues even a little Jazz in a beautiful flavor.
They are currently working on their first album project with all original tunes that they wrote that will be released in
2016. They have started this year also entertaining to the public doing some gigs, clubs, festivals and other venues
so stayed tuned for upcoming events on their website and other online platforms. They are excited to be playing out
and having a great musical relationship with the public.
Virginia Grey: While living in the Carolinas where I was born and raised I performed all over the area with
the band The Usual Suspects for a few years, and then began doing my own solo artist music in 2007. I released several
projects that I wrote and co-wrote and had one song hit the top charts in Europe in 2007. When I visited Mississippi
on occasion I would go out to a local place where I had the opportunity to jam with some local musicians and that is
where I met Tammy. I always said if I moved to the area I would love to get up with her to play some. Well I guess it
was meant to be because we became a duo group. I came from a long line of entertainers from grand parents , uncles
and cousins that were Songwriters ,Musicians , and Radio Hosts. I have been playing around with music since I was
around 9 years old and love it so much I made it a career.
Tammy Chambliss : Earliest memories I have of music being a part of my life was when I was 6 years old, was my
daddy playing the guitar at my birthday party. From that time forward he continued to learn more about bluegrass
style of playing and when he retired we began to spend time at bluegrass festivals. We had so much fun! My brother
learned to play the banjo and I learned to play the upright bass and we would often jam to our hearts content till
wee hours of the morning. My dad began to play with a bluegrass gospel band in the early ‘70’s so we always
had musicians around us during our teen years. As an adult, I would get together from time to time and jam with
friends but never pursued a musical career. I’ve always enjoyed playing bluegrass because it seemed we were
just like one big family and everywhere you went, people were smiling and having fun. Since meeting Virginia, she
has taught me a lot, she has pushed me to do things I didn’t know I could do, she has been a great mentor, and friend.
The accomplishments I have made has been due to our hard work and her patience! I also have to thank my partner
Eddie who loves me and has always been there for me and always encourages me to pursue my dreams whatever
they may be.
We are currently as mentioned above , working on our first album project which we are singing playing and producing
it. We do have a guest on the album playing some beautiful tracks of lead and rhythm Mandolin and Guitar adding some
beautiful flavor to our work, Jeff Zona. He has played with many greats Lee Greenwood ,David Ball, Lori Morgan, Pam
Tillis and many others. He has also produced several projects for Virginia Grey in the past. Please stay tuned to all
upcoming events and check out our links to different sites to stream, download, or purchase our upcoming CD!! And
feel free to leave a comment and join our mailing list. We would love to have you as a member.
~ Carolina Magnolia love to all ~