901-754-9404
My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
Andy Childs, Entertainment Speaker

Andy Childs

    • Musician, Songwriter
Full Bio
Fee Range, In-Person:

$7,500 - $10,000

Fee Range, Virtual: Please Inquire
Travels From

Tennessee

Andy Childs - Walking in Memphis

Andy Childs - Walking in Memphis

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, Tanya Tucker, Charlie Daniels Band, and many other top country stars.

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 was invited to audition for a new television show being developed by the producers of American Idol...

In August of 2007, Andy Childs and Sixwire flew to Las Vegas to audition for American Idol's new show THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND, which would air on FOX in the fall.  Sixwire had been selected from their video submission out of around 10,000 other submissions to be within the 200 bands chosen to audition.  Sixwire made it on to the show, along with eleven other finalists, and moved to Los Angeles to begin the weekly tapings at Television City, the home of American Idol and Dancing With The Stars.  After twelve weeks of performing original and cover songs on the FOX television series, Sixwire finished in second place, and had found a new audience nation-wide.  Upon their return to Nashville, Sixwire was chosen by CMT producers to be the house band for their new competition show called CAN YOU DUET.  The CMT show has just wrapped its second season, and Sixwire will return to recording and touring soon.

Currently, Andy Childs is traveling and performing with his Memphis and Nashville-based back-up band.  Specializing in major corporate events, his clients 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.

When not touring, Andy Childs resides in Nashville, Tennessee.  His time at home in Nashville is spent writing songs and producing recording projects.  Andy’s songs have been recorded by Nashville artists Chris Cagle, George Canyon, Blackhawk and others, as well as several artists in Europe.  Andy often performs around Nashville at song-writer clubs like the famous Bluebird Cafe, and frequently tours around the country performing his solo-acoustic show. 901-754-9404.

Entertainment

Music

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

Steve Tyrell, Entertainment Speaker

Steve Tyrell

Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist

Dan Naturman, comedian speaker

Dan Naturman

Last Comic Standing Finalist 

Fighting Gravity, Entertainment Speaker

Fighting Gravity

Performance Group That Defies Gravity

Tom DeLuca, Attitude Speaker

Tom DeLuca

The Corporate Hypnotist

Tony Plana, Entertainment Speaker

Tony Plana

Ugly Betty / Education Advocate

John Pinette, Entertainment Speaker

John Pinette

Hilarious Comedian and Actor

Bob Saget Speaker

Bob Saget

Bob Gray, Speaker

Bob Gray

Humorist and Memory Expert

Ben Nemtin, Speaker

Ben Nemtin

Member of MTV's Hit Show

Sam Glenn, Sam Glenn speaker

Sam Glenn

The Authority on Attitude

Matt Iseman Speaker

Matt Iseman

Actor

Durwood Fincher, Humor Speaker

Durwood Fincher

Mr. Doubletalk

Reviews

Testimonials

This was my first experience using ESB to locate and secure a keynote speaker for my Corporate event. They were extremely easy to work with a..

AngMar Medical Holdings

"Matt Meyer was really wonderful in assisting me to find the correct keynote speaker for our conference. Jenny Foreman was completely on top ..

The Anchor Group

"As always, Executive Speakers Bureau helped us execute another flawless event. It is always so reassuring to know that you have a team behin..

Texas Hospital Association

"What stands out about the times I have worked with Executive Speakers Bureau is their lightning-fast response time. ESB’s account exec..

Keynote Speaker

"I've worked with Richard and ESB for many years and he's always able to deliver for us. He works hard to meet your speaker goals within the ..

Chem Dry

"Angela is the best!!! I can always count on her honest feedback about speakers. She helps me look like a hero to my company!"

Testimonials | Medtronic | Executive Speakers

"ESB continues to deliver great options for us as we plan our event each year."

Testimonials | Arkansas Heart Hospital | Executive Speakers

“I am banging my head against the wall right now for all the times I have done this without using Executive Speakers Bureau. This ..

Clorox Client

"The conference was an immense hit – we certainly raised the bar in our company on how conferences are planned and executed. You and yo..

Testimonials | Benchmark Global Hospitality | Executive Speakers

"Johnny Cupcakes was a hit last night! Thank you both so much for all of your assistance through this process, it has been such a positi..

Johnny Cupcakes | Testimonials | Executive Speakers
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below