Straight from Houston, TX, The Texas Tenors are all Texas all the time, but they haven’t always been famous. Add Marcus Collins, John Hagen, and JC Fisher together three months before America’s Got Talent auditions, however, and you have the highest ranking vocal group in the reality show’s history. Not bad for three friends just trying to make it! After several album releases, a world tour, and a successful PBS special, The Texas Tenors are stopping by the Lone Star State’s capital October 9 for some true Texas entertainment.
In the same vein as American Idol and NBC’s The Voice, America’s Got Talent starts from a large pool of acts–of any kind!–and whittles them down through a series of performances. Through a mixture of the judges’ opinions—David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan, and Sharon Osbourne for season 4—and a whole host of viewer votes, somehow the 160 acts reduce down to ten finalists.
With each of the three Tenor friends struggling in their own ways, JC Fisher wanted to take a chance on AGT, and see what the three Houston-area classically-trained singers could do. “The rest is history,” says Marcus Collins. From “Unchained Melody” to Alabama to “God Bless the USA,” the musical numbers performed by the group on the show reflect their many-varied tastes and backgrounds. Though each has gone through their fair share of opera, musical theatre, and classical fare, the group believes they have finally found their groove in becoming The Texas Tenors.
After a successful AGT audition featuring Alabama’s “Mountain Music,” all judges voted “Yes.” The three friends continued week after week consistently moving on to the next round, finally reaching Finals with a moving rendition of “Unchained Melody.” With their final performance of Sinatra’s “My Way,” the Tenors may have clinched fourth place on the show, but solidified their place in AGT history and on the recording charts.
Since then, The Texas Tenors have toured around the world, including a 24-city tour in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the US. Recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine, the group’s album releases, concerts, and PBS special continue to please.
From Bruno Mars to Puccini, Marcus Collins, John Hagen, and JC Fisher treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, broadway and current pop music. Don’t miss this cowboy charm, October 9!