Tammy comes from a long line of performers. Her great grandfather from Breckinridge County Kentucky played guitar and fiddle, Grandfather, Allen "Monk" Beatty played mandolin and appeared on radio shows in the south pacific during WW2 on the Mosquito Radio Network. Monk played mainly at Pee Wee King's place in Louisville Kentucky after returning from the war in the late 40's and early 50's.
Tammy's great uncle, Sam Smiley, has won harmonica championships in 6 states and Tammy always sang with him at Smiley family reunions, which have over 150 people in attendance.
Tammy's parents, Jim and Nancy Cassidy are also campfire performers, meaning they do the music for fun in their circle of friends.
At age 15 Tammy began entering local showcases and won a few. She headed to Nashville at the tender age of 16.
Tammy began writing songs with her mother, Nancy Cassidy and local songwriter, Stan LaGrange (staff writer for Little Big Town in Nashville 4 yrs) in 1997 and continued to go to Nashville monthly to perform at such places as "Roberts", "Tootsie's", The "Legend", She was able to see and hear the great music being written and performed in Nashville and realized that fame in Nashville comes with a price.
Tammy still makes the necessary trips to Nashville. Her mother, Nancy, is owner of Tunesmith.net, a songwriting website for spotlighting uncut songwriters. Tammy assists with planning and coordinating Nashville seminar's for Tunesmith.
Tammy recorded her first CD in 2000 "Heart's Point of View" and used the Internet for promoting it. She quickly rose to the top of the charts at Besonic and got a lot of attention in Germany, France, Canada, Australia, Sweden, and UK. She has topped the charts and gotten good reviews from all over the world.
Tammy has performed in concert with Noel Haggard and opened for Grammy nominated country artist, David Ball who released his single "Too Much Blood in My Alcohol Level" under his new Wildcatter Record Label in 2005
Tammy appears regularly on the "Roots of Country" show with Roger Beard on WRAY Radio in Princeton IN. She has had Noel Haggard, David Ball, David Bratton, Todd Milsap, Michael Huffman, Alan Laney and Lance miller on as her guests live in the studio or via telephone.
Tammy will be opening shows for country artist/songwriter, Michael Peterson on a national drug awareness tour in 2006.
Tunesmith.net is handling Tammy's fanclub. To join send an email to email@example.com RE: Tammy Cassidy Fanclub. Her 2006 Fanclub party will be in Nashville during Fanfair 2006 and she will have some VERY special guests so join today! Tammy is now at myspace.com TOO!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Hell and a Broken Heart
2. Big Believer
3. One More Stone
4. Love, Like it Used to Be
5. Heart's Point of view
6. Wild and Free
7. We're in This Together
8. Lady of the House
9. Real Kind of Sad
10. These Things Take Time