Andy Childs

     Born in the musically-rich city of Memphis, Tennessee, Andy Childs began performing professionally at a local amusement park while he was still in high school.  After studying music business at the University of Memphis, Childs spent ten years touring and song-writing, eventually landing a recording contract with RCA Records in Nashville.  Andy recorded two albums for RCA, highlighted by guest appearances from Timothy B. Schmidt of the Eagles on background vocals, and Mac MacAnally, who added guitar and vocals to Andy's version of Mac’s classic song 'Simple Life'.  Three singles managed chart success, and the accompanying music videos received frequent airplay on CMT, TNN, GAC, MUCH Music (Canada), and CMT Europe.  The video for 'Simple Life' reached the #1 spot on Billboard's country music video chart.  Promotional touring took Andy on the road opening for Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Clint Black, Trisha Yearwood, and many other top country stars of the time.

     After three years with RCA, Andy Childs signed on as a staff songwriter for EMI Music, and then Windswept Music.  With four other veteran musicians, Andy formed the band ‘Sixwire’, and the guys were immediately signed to Warner Brothers Records.  Sixwire’s Warner release debuted in the Top 30, and featured two hit singles and music videos.  After a couple of years touring with Lonestar, SheDaisy, Tim McGraw, Sara Evans, and many others, Sixwire ventured into television work.

     After a stint as house-band on USA Network's NASHVILLE STAR, Andy and the members of Sixwire temporarily moved to Los Angeles to appear on American Idol's new show THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND, which aired on FOX television.  Upon returning to Nashville, the guys became house band on CMT's CAN YOU DUET for two seasons, followed by CMT's NEXT SUPERSTAR.  Andy and the band are currently appearing in ABC's dramatic series NASHVILLE as the band behind lead character 'Rayna Jaymes', played by actress Connie Britton.  Nashville is currently in its third season on ABC.  

     Throughout his career in live entertainment, Andy Childs has specialized in meetings and corporate events, for clients that include FedEx, Disney, Sun Microsystems, and hundreds more.  Over the years, Andy has performed in all 50 states and more than a dozen other countries.  His television experience includes appearances on all of the major networks, many cable networks, and dozens of syndicated shows in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan.  His association with the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Tennessee Department of Tourism has taken Andy around the world promoting tourism for the city of Memphis and the state of Tennessee.

     As a songwriter, Andy has had songs recorded by country artists Chris Cagle, Blackhawk, Canadian Juno Award-winner George Canyon, International pop star Cliff Richard and many other artists in the US, Canada, and Europe.