Connecting the World
Episode #1: Music City USA - Part 1
Episode #2: Music City USA - Part 2
Our first episode, released on April 20, 2023, was filmed in Nashville, TN and is titled, "Music City USA - Part 1", and Part 2 was released shortly after.
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These episodes include interviews of songwriters, music publishers, and visits to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Ryman Auditorium. There is certainly lots of name-dropping of famous people and their own personal stories. It also includes some history of Music Row.
Our Music Video Series
Our Music Video Series is completely unique, and it will be telling stories of different styles and locations of many diverse types of music, musicians, and where it all comes from, We also will be telling the story of how music connects the human race all around the world. The number of ideas and interesting content for this series is unlimited. Our unique Title Sequence (as seen below) will begin each episode to show the variety of visual and musical styles that will be covered throughout the series.
Our Episode Line-Up
Within every episode we produce, we will bring in interesting people who also have great histories and stories to tell. Some of these people will be well-known and some will be just getting started. We will connect with people involved in and around the music business, and even those that simply love music.
Some episodes will contain philosophical ideas and/or challenges within their own connection to music. For instance, some types of music have almost died or have drifted away. We would love to show how it can be revitalized and brought back and hopefully be even better than before.
Most of the episodes currently on our list fall into one of the following categories:
Music Cities, Countries, and/or Areas
Types of Music
Musicians, Groups, Bands, and People
People in the Music Business
We are also currently exploring the various distribution channels for the series.
Our Video Series Research
From the beginning of time, we as humans have made rhythmic sounds with various tones through our mouth and with our hands. We have also created handmade musical instruments to add depth to the human experience. The entire World is filled with unique and interesting people that have grown and developed music, and many continue to create and produce amazing forms and styles. Throughout history, from singing a song to whistling a tune, music has always been at the core of culture and human nature.
Looking at the many TV series that have been made and are being produced in the U.S., there are so many “home” shows, like “Buy and Flip”, shows for renovations, tree houses, tiny homes, and many more to watch. There are also many different cooking and food shows being produced that are very popular, such as “Top Chef”, “Hell’s Kitchen”, “Dinners, Drive-Ins and Dives”, and “MasterChef”. They also have many well-known cooking competition shows with celebrity chefs, and an entire food channel, called, “Food Network” with even more choices to choose from.
With regard to TV series about music, there are a few large and popular shows out there that are more about competition and ‘winning’, like “American Idle”, “America’s Got Talent”, and “The Voice”. There are even a few fictitious TV series about people within the music industry, like “Monarch”, “Empire”, and “Nashville”. There have also been some short run series on specific genres or themes, like “The Lonesome Road” for country music and “VH1 – Behind the Music” showcasing rock and roll bands. However, our research shows that there are no TV music series that show the variety, history, and love of music with many specific types and styles of music around the world!
Our Family Music Background
Growing up in Kentucky, the Parker family was always very musical. The Parker boys grew up with their parents having groups of people over to their house weekly as their parents taught the people how to play and enjoy the guitar. Their father, Bill Parker, was also in two college singing quartets named "The Archers" and "The Four Winds". Their father also traveled all over the mountains and valleys of the Southeast United States to meet, record, and document people singing and playing traditional instruments with old-time and historical music. Their family grew up singing and harmonizing with many types of music and learned how to play many different musical instruments.
Their parents played many years in many different Bluegrass festivals up in Eastern Kentucky and they simply soaked it all in. Their parents also played and performed folk music together as a couple, and also together with another married couple to create a folk band called the "Village Singers". They finally got another musical couple to sing around the U.S. and were ultimately requested to perform their Folk songs and unique style at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC in 1970.
Becoming teenagers, they managed to go to many big concerts, including Rock, New Wave, Jazz, and alternative music. Later in life and living in Europe and Southeast Asia for many years, they also enjoyed many different types of music. Even though they understood that the writing and the meaning of the music were very important, the ongoing sound and rhythm are just as critical for all types of music.
Growing up in Paducah, KY, their dad was a singer for many years in a Gospel quartet named "The Men of Song" with Larry Stewart (Nashville, Restless Heart) playing the piano with his dad (Buddy Stewart) as the lead singer and performing around the region in many churches and public events.
Business partners and brothers, Clayton and Creston Parker still play a bit of music with the family. The brothers are great story tellers with a broad range of video business experience that closely covers all the bases to direct, film, edit, and produce video production work with their Big Acorn Studios, located in the Atlanta, GA area.
Chief Technical Officer
In a world filled with specialists, Creston is a generalist with a broad spectrum or “hybrid” experience across a multitude of disciplines and technologies including film, video, special effects, 3D animation, technology, product design, user experience, web development, print, and marketing. As a designer / engineer / artist, he loves the details and is a superb listener. Creston also thrives on thinking out of context to solve challenges.
Chief Executive Officer
Clayton has developed several large, diverse, and international businesses, with a long history of building, growing, and producing success. He has also been involved in developing new business concepts and products with unique and memorable brands. Clayton fully understands the value of presentation, negotiating, communicating, and keeping everyone working together as a team.