The Kody Norris Show

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Kody Norris:

Mary Rachel Nalley:

Hailing from Bowling Green, KY Mary Rachel Nalley is a  well seasoned musician. With fiddle being her primary instrument, she has also made a name for herself as a multi-instrumentalist. You may of seen Mary Rachel playing for mandolin for The Kody Norris Show in previous years however, she now has stepped into the full time roll as fiddler. Mary Rachel started playing fiddle at the age of 10 in her hometown at many local jams. After showing interest of a possible career in Bluegrass music, her parents Jimmy and Phyllis, opened a weekly bluegrass jam. During the next 10 years Mary Rachel developed relationships with not only many local musicians but many national artist too.  In 2011, Nalley started traveling with the eastern Kentucky based all-girl band; Hazel Holler. Mary Rachel considers this a major stepping stone for her career. Mary stayed several years with Hazel Holler then stepped into the fiddle position with Kings Highway. A traditional bluegrass group based out of the western coalfield region of Kentucky. 

In 2014, Nalley not only graduated from Bowling Green High School but also started on the professional music scene with the legendary, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, a position in which she held until she joined The Kody Norris Show in October of 2014. 

Mary Rachel is now based in eastern Tennessee where she operates a successful musical instruction program. Mary Rachel and Kody are currently in the wedding planning stages after a recent proposal!!

Josiah Tyree:

Carthage, TN native Josiah Tyree, has been playing bluegrass banjo since mid 2016. With roots deeply rooted in old-time music Josiah quickly picked up the traditional 3 finger style banjo picking as well. In 2013, Josiah won his first contest for clawhammer banjo at the Hillbilly Days in LaFayette, TN. It didn't take long for the love of competing to get in his blood! From there, he entered and won every contest around including; Uncle Dave Macon Days, Smithville Jamboree, Bluegrass on the Harpeth and Wilson County Fair just to name a few.

Josiah not only takes care of the banjo position with the Kody Norris Show but also handles the high lonesome tenor part. He credits his dad and assistant pastor for introducing him to old-time, bluegrass and gospel singing.

During the time of the old-time music contest, Josiah also picked up a few old-time dancing techniques too. He adds a couple high steps to the Kody Norris Show. Be sure to catch Josiah on stage; you never know he may ask you for a dance!

Tyler Wiseman:

Tyler Wiseman is a newcomer to the professional bluegrass music scene but is making a big impression!

Tyler became involved with music at just 7 years old. At such a young age, he took off learning a variety of instruments. 
Piano came first! From there his love of music grew and went on to learn the guitar and bass. It wasn't long after he developed a powerful ear for hearing harmonies.

By the age of 14, he was a huge fan of Flatt and Scruggs and became more involved as an attendee at several bluegrass festivals. While growing up in Elizabethton, TN Tyler had one of the biggest and best bluegrass festivals in his back door, Slaguels Pasture. Tyler said his Papaws love for Bluegrass Music is what really introduced him to all the greats of the industry. 

Tyler takes care of keeping the Kody Norris Show in time and on time with his duty as bass player and bus driver! Somewhere in there he finds time to add his strong baritone vocals to the mix. Tyler now resides in Valley Forge, TN with his wife Saylna. He thanks his wife and Grandma for always striving him to pursue his dream of playing Bluegrass music!