TOM MACLEAR BIOGRAPHY • MEG Records/Nashville
The award-winning career of Singer-Songwriter-Producer Tom MacLear has finally found flight after a 30-year career of back room corporate world deals of Ghost Writing for some of the biggest names in the industry. With his steady flow of hit radio releases since 2010, he has topped numerous charts and radio playlists in Country, HOT/AC and Alternative genres alike_ making him a bright new commodity in this world of the stale cookie-cutter music packages of late.
Tom MacLear, often referred to as "the man behind the curtain, one of music's best kept secrets,” since 2010, Tom MacLear's career dramatically changed from Ghost Writer of 30 years to spotlight-front-man-performer: when his sojourn of Nashville recordings gave him 5 Cd's in 5 years and found him 4 Radio Chart Topping Singles on Country and Hot A/C stations across the U.S.
From 2013 - 2016 'The Hollywood Music in Media Awards' (among others) honored MacLear with nominations and awards for 'Best In Country' for the Nationally Radio releases of: 'Sweet Summer Days' 'All That You Dream" "Someday" and "Unapproachable" all which found two #1 slots and six Top 10 rankings in Country and AC/Top 40 Radio Network reports.
Last summer's single release 'Unapproachable' was Tom's first vocal solo performance in almost a decade, which achieved the most honors from 'America's Top 100 FMQB/Nielsen Tabulated Rankings' placing #45 in the most important singles in the U.S. for 2015.
Prior to MacLear's arrival in Los Angeles, at the age of 19, he had spent formative years in London where he found an affinity for all things stringed - including lap slide, bottle neck and pedal steel guitars, dobro, mandolin, banjo and bass. So, when he walked into the legendary Topanga Corral he was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist just as a new kind of country music was being born. Emmylou Harris, the Flying Burrito Brothers the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Crazy Horse were all part of the scene. Soon the Scottish kid was on stage with them on the road this time as a bonafide country music guitar player, literally on any instrument with tightened strings.
MacLear proceeded to have one of those prolific, quiet careers that many true musicians have - not the guys on the marquee - but the ones who write the songs, play whatever lick needs to be played. He has written and or played for Rod Stewart, Annie Lennox, Concrete Blonde, among others.
Tom MacLear & Friends are gearing up for a strong national radio and performance campaign to remind fans and industry alike that his music and his message is as strong as ever. Tom MacLear & Friends" are here to continue that 'Bloodline' of Southern California Country Rock Music for a good while to come.
"Tom MacLear puts the Blues into Bluegrass and the Soul into Country."
MEG Records & MacLear Entertainment Group Publishing ASCAP
November 22nd, 2016