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Country Artist / Sonwriter / Recording Studio owner / Producer / Publisher / Recording Engineer
Studio C Records LLC
“I've been playing music all my life. All I've ever dreamed of is being on the stage and singing my songs. Though I've had many battles, health wise and emotionally, I've stayed true to my dreams and not let anything interrupt them or challenge my faith.” -Greg Cardenas
Texas native, Greg Cardenas, is a seasoned singer/songwriter and musician with over 25 years dedicated to his craft. He is a survivor and a thriver with his life's experiences portrayed in his songs. Greg lost his best friend, his brother, beat cancer and survived several very serious auto accidents.
Preston Sullivan and Greg produced his current CD entitled, “Country Way”. Greg wrote twelve of the 13 tracks, with three co-writes. You can hear all the songs by clicking on the new music tab.
Greg developed his love for music and performing at a very young age. Heavily influenced by Elvis Presley, he owned his first guitar at age four, and learned to play and sing “You Ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog.” From that day on, he has embraced every opportunity to perform playing hayrides, fairs and singing in church. His first bar gig was at a young 13. At age 11, he moved with his mother and stepfather to a farm in Eldorado, Arkansas. There, he made friends with a family of musicians that proved to be influential in his life and the development of his dream of being an entertainer. Under their nurturant wing, Greg learned bluegrass and country music and woodworking. He learned to play banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and drums, and he learned how to design and build fiddles and guitars.
Greg says, “My musical influences are Elvis, Johnny Rodriguez, Alan Jackson and Alabama (I wanted to be Randy Owens). I was a major Conway Twitty fan, and you can probably hear that in my songs. David Gilmore and Angus Young are my guitar idols.”
From 1993-96, Greg lived in Nashville, where he worked as a demo singer and engineer. In 1994, he started developing sinus problems and was later diagnosed with cancer; most likely caused by scar tissue from an auto accident. Several surgeries and a two-year recovery, Greg then moved to Longview, Texas to headline at the world famous honkytonk, Reo Palm Isle. Attracting a nightly audience of 1000+, Greg spent the next three years building a strong base of fans and the support of local media and regional radio.
Today, Greg's proudest achievement was raising two fine young men as a single father. Greg recently re-married and is living in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Greg is the owner of Studio C Records, a state-of-the-art recording studio he designed and built.