Artists J. Michael Harter, Scott Harter and sister, Lezlie James have come full circle to form the group SEVEN. Under the direction of producer David Malloy, SEVEN is collectively re-entering the Country Music scene as a family with a truthful, new edge.
SEVEN has a unique modern sound that resounds a combination of a little Rock ‘n Roll and a whole lotta Country. SEVEN demonstrates the live energy of Garth Brooks and Chris LeDoux; echoes a traditional sound reminiscent of Patsy Cline; resonates the pop feel of The Beatles and Shania Twain; and incorporates a sonic groove resembling the alternative rock band Incubus. The groups’ "what you see, is what you get" attitude is enlivening and positions them as a trend-setting pioneer in a new era of country music.
THE STORY BEHIND THE NUMBER
What's in a name?
The story begins with brother Michael who is the eldest among the SEVEN siblings. The number SEVEN is significant to him for SEVEN personal reasons. In the Bible, the number SEVEN stands for completion and is also the number of the Lord. Michael was born on the SEVENth day of January (weighing in at SEVEN pounds) in the SEVENth decade of the 21st century. The Harter Family is made up of SEVEN members. Michael’s lucky number has always been SEVEN .
Michael (J. Michael Harter formerly of Broken Bow Records) had always planned to title his first album SEVEN, but Garth Brooks beat him to it with his release of SEVENS.
Many years have passed since Michael’s solo run and much has changed. J. Michael Harter, independent artist, has teamed up with sister, Lezlie and brother, Scott to form SEVEN
Michael introduces SEVEN—his family, "Being a solo artist, I relied heavily upon my faith and my family. Forming a musical group with my family seemed uncommonly natural. Lezlie and Scott are both extremely talented—we compliment each other. We have an energy and chemistry that only family can articulate! Time and circumstance just presented itself. It’s time for SEVEN.”
Born January 7, 1979 – James Michael Harter
The third of five children; the first boy
Album release: UNEXPECTED CHANGE
(Broken Bow Records/Produced by Blake Mevis)
First single release: “Hard Call to Make" --The single brought Michael and
Broken Bow Records their first top 40 Billboard hit.
One of SEVEN: Michael sings lead, harmony, and plays guitar.
Born November 12, 1981--Lezlie Ann Harter
Lezlie is the fourth, of five, Harter children.
One of SEVEN: Lezlie sings lead, harmony, plays piano and guitar.
Born January 23, 1984—William Prescott Harter
Scott is the baby of the family.
One of SEVEN: Scott sings harmony and plays guitar.
Producer David Malloy introduces SEVEN: “There is one word to describe their sound: ‘fresh!’ Mike, Lezlie and Scott grew up in Arizona which is as country and western as any other state--like Texas and Oklahoma--that has harvested great country music,” says Malloy. “They have individual sound and style and three strong personalities that all blend well together. SEVEN has trio harmony that we haven’t heard since Crosby, Stills & Nash.” (David Malloy has a list of successes producing projects for Eddie Rabbit, Dolly Parton, REBA, Kenny Rogers, Andy Griggs and Jeff Bates latest CD project.)
Written by J. Michael Harter/Louis Edward Olivas/Anozira Publishing (ASCAP)
I HAVE NEVER BEEN ACCUSED OF BEING AN ATTRACTIVE MAN
BUT WITH A LITTLE TEQUILA I AM
I DON’T CARE IF THE GIRLS AT CHURCH DON’T LIKE ME
CAUSE I LIKE THE ONES WITH A BUDWIESER IN THEIR HANDS
YEAH I LOVE DRUNK CHICKS
BECAUSE DRUNK CHICKS LOVE ME…
“Amazing Phones! With the support of a major label, this single is a guaranteed Top 10!”
-- Uncle Fred, PD, WXTA, Erie PA
“I haven’t seen phones like this since ‘Achy Breaky Heart!’ –- Jon Durham, Host of KAFF Nights
All Request & Dedication Show, Flagstaff, AZ
SEVEN—“Drunk Chicks”—On CDX July 25, 2005