Madison County is a 7-piece Country Showband, based out of Madison, Wisconsin, that has been been voted as Local Group of the Year 9 years running at the Q106 MCMA (Madison Country Music) Awards Shows, Favorite Local Group at the 96.3 Star Country Awards, Country MAMA (Madison Area Music Association) Artist of the Year, 6-year WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) People’s Choice Award Winner, Isthmus Readers Favorite Local Country Band for 2013 and MADISON'S BEST Local Band winner of 2014.
Mike Zibell, 4-year Q106 MCMA Male Vocalist of the Year, and 96.3 Star Country Male Vocalist of the Year, along with his uncle Augie Zibell, also a winner of the Q106 MCMA Male Vocalist of the Year, give the band very rich harmonies that go with this very talented and versatile group of instrumentalists which includes Ron Granberg on drums, Scott Mitchell on bass, Dan Mahieu on keyboards, Angel Salinas on lead guitar, and Jess Lex on fiddle.
Over the years, Madison County has released three full CDs ("Diamond In the Rough", "Make My Way Back Home", and "Enjoy the Ride"), as well as recent 6-song EP with an Indie label, out of Nashville, entitled "Perspective", which included the self titled single that was voted "Best Country Song" at the MAMA Awards. The group has sold over 10,000 CDs and have had five local radio releases.
Madison County has shared the stage with many National artists over the years including, Little Big Town, Sugarland, Montgomery-Gentry, Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Toby Keith, Travis Tritt, Gary Alan, Andy Griggs, Love and Theft, Neal McCoy, Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore, Chris Cagle, Phil Vassar, Bellamy Brothers, Joe Diffie, Dwight Yoakum, David Allan Coe, and Alan Jackson.
One of their highest profile shows would have to be when Madison County performed at Chicagoland Speedway for the Nextel Cup Nascar Pre-Race Ceremonies.
There is no doubt that you will enjoy this action-packed group as their incredible fan base will testify to that.
"You don't have to like Country music to enjoy this group. It's just an added bonus.”
We are putting together a video to honor our service men and women. Tag pics of your military heroes with #madcounty to be in our video! Instagram, Twitter, FB - we'll see them all!
You have until March 9th to VOTE for all the Madison County categories for the MAMA awards in this first round. WE NEED YOU to vote to get them on the final ballot.
Please go to: http://www.broadjam.com/mama/ Click FAN Membership on bottom left
In this round you need to pick 3 -
Artist of the Year - Madison County
Country/Blues Performer - Augie Zibell
Ensemble Vocals - Mike & Augie Zibell
Male Vocalist - Mike Zibell
Bassist - Scotty Mustang Mitchell
Drummer - Ron Granberg
Guitarist - Angel Salinas
Keyboard - Dan Mahieu
Strings - Jess Lex
Live Sound Engineer - Ehren Tresner (Tessner)
Local Fan: Kurt & Patty Eley
Local Radio Personality - Super DAVE Ogden
Local Radio Station - Q106
PLEASE , PLEASE help get them ALL on the final ballot !!! Then once on the final ballot, you'll be able to VOTE for the FINALS too. All with just a minimum of $5 Tax Deductible donation to the MAMAs. It's putting instruments and music is kids hands. They've been doing this since 2003 and they need YOUR HELP!
THANKS FANS!!! Remember, this first round ends March 9th, then we'll let you know when the final round is ready to vote.
Come on out to the Badger Bowl, Madison..... have some SUNDAY fun with us at 5pm and give to this GREAT Cause. It's a pleasure to support Q106 and the Diabetes Foundation.
2/13/15 - Red Rock - Madison, WI
2/15/15 -Come on out to Badger Bowl on Sunday February 15th to support a GREAT CAUSE Q106 Diabetes Benefit. Please come on down - we play at 5 pm. Please show your support!
Hoping you have a safe and happy New Year..... We have January gigs online. More to come. AND, THANKS FOR A GREAT 2014!!!!
We just found out we won Isthmus Madison's Favorite Country Group. You fans are the BEST! We love what we do and we love doing it with you!!!!!!!!! Thanks a bunch!
There is a new way to look at Photos on the website. The past photos are all together in the Top 1202 photos, by venue. The next photos will be in an Album for Each Venue. Just Scroll down to see your favorites.
Search for: Madison County artistecard in your Play Store or iTunes Store. You should find our logo to click on and load the free app! NOTE: you can move the bottom menu bar to the left and it'll give you more icons to view. Enjoy!!
Here's Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.artistecard.appMadisonCounty
iTunes: search for artistecard, Inc Madison County
On the bottom left corner of our website www.madcounty.com, you can join these apps and follow us. Upload pictures from the shows.....Come on get on board!!!!!
THANKS FANS! We are always humbled to receive such honors.... THANKS for voting for the MAMA Awards.
Well, FB had us Merge our FB accounts into one! So please LIKE this page https://www.facebook.com/MadisonCountyBand AND......when you like it, click the down arrow on the word LIKED and click GET NOTIFICATIONS. Then you'll be able to get messages as we post them on FB. FB is always changing, so we change with it. THANKS FANS!
THANKS FANS for this award! It means the world to us!!!
WELCOME! So glad you made it to our new website. Here is some more information we hope you can use.
FACEBOOK: We have a few Facebook pages, so let's stay in touch on one of them. PLEASE Click here and ** LIKE ** this page. Then click on the down arrow on the word LIKED and Get Notifications so you stay in touch with us.
Please ask your friends to Like our page too.
On the Bottom left of this screen there are other social outlets if you wish to follow.
We invite you to Join our Email List, to receive more info as it arises.
(followers previously signed up on Reverbnation have imported in here)
IF there are last minute changes, it will ALWAYS be on the NEWS screen!!
SO CHECK the NEWS screen Often!
Please read the other NEWS that was added as the site was being created. Like the new phone apps and where to find Past Pictures from previous shows.
THANKS Fans! We Hope you ENJOY the new site!
We'll keep this link on the NEWS section for now. If you are interested in viewing photos from 2010 thru 2013, you can click on this link to view them. We're going to get them all on here.....it might take a bit......so hang tight and come back to view!
CLICK HERE: PAST PHOTOS
Wishing you all a GREAT 2014!!! We love seeing you at our shows....so fun to party with ya'll.
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