Bucksnort Beauties

BUCKSNORT BEAUTIES IS

MAEGAN BLISS GORDON A.K.A MAE BLISS

 

BORN IN THE BACKWOODS OF HURRICANE MILLS NEAR HER NEIGHBOR LORETTA LYNN, MAE  GREW UP ON HER GRANDADDY'S FARM IN HURRICANE MILLS RUNNING BAREFOOT AND FREE THROUGH THE STREAMS OF TUMBLING CREEK AND HILLS OF TN WHERE HER LOVE OF THE WILDERNESS TURNED INTO PASSION TO PROTECT HER CRITTERS AND AN HONORS BIOLOGY DEGREE. 

HER BELOVED TUMBLING CREEK WAS THE FODDER FOR THE WRITERS OF HEE HAW....SHE THOUGHT ALMOST EVERYONE ELSE HAD CORN FIELDS FOR FRONT YARDS TOO FOR  QUITE SOME TIME. 

SHE WORKED AS A CARTOGRAPHER AND THEN AS A HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY,TN BUT FEELING A CALL TO DO MORE, SHE RELOCATED TO NASHVILLE TO WORK AS AN ANALYST IN AN ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING LAB. 

DISCOURAGED BY THE REALITY OF THE INDUSTRY, SHE WAS SNATCHED UP BY THE WORLD'S FIRST SUPERMODEL, MODEL, ACTRESS AND AUTHOR, JENNIFER O'NEILL, WHO WAS NEARLY HER MOM-IN-LAW AT THE TIME-WITH THE THE SMITHSONIAN RECORD HOLDING COVERGIRL DIRECTING HER DAYS, MAE QUICKLY LEARNED BRANDING, WEB & LOGO DESIGN, AND HOW TO DO DAMN NEAR ANYTHING, INCLUDING BUILDING AN EQUESTRIAN'S PARADISE, HOPE AND HEALING AT HILLENGLADE. 

 

SIMULTANEOUSLY SHE BECAME THE WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER AND TALENT BUYER FOR JEN'S HUSBAND AT THE HISTORIC DOUGLAS CORNER CAFE. THIS PIQUED HER INTEREST IN LIVE EVENT PRODUCTION, AND SOON SHE WAS PRODUCING FUNDRAISERS AND DEVELOPING HER OWN BRAND FOR HER DOWN-HOME ECLECTIC: BUCKSNORT BEAUTIES. 

OVERHEARD IN JOLENE KAY'S KITCHEN, SHE WAS RECRUITED INTO A BAND BY REBECCA JED, AND THE TWO FOUND THEY SOUNDED LIKE SISTERS WHEN THEY SANG, AND THE TUNES THE WROTE BLENDED BETTER THAN YOUR FAVORITE BOURBON. THEY HAD A BLAST PERFORMING WITH OR FUNDRAISING FOR CHARITIES WITH AMAZING ARTIST'S SUCH AS LILLIE MAE & THE RISCHE FAMILY, GREG GARING, ALABAMA SHAKES, SHOVEL AND ROPE, MARGO PRICE, DEE0GEE (AS WORLD'S GREATEST EAGLE SCOUTS) AND TOO MANY TALENTED ARTISTS TO LIST. 

Simultaneously mae was recruited into the world's first and only all female southern rock group, queen of the south, where she performed for the van zants at thunder Beach, fl. shortly thereafter, as they were on the cusp of touring with blackberry smoke, her friend and band leader, barbara dorris sadly passed from cancer before they finished recording the album of original tracks and those with permission to perform from the artist/writer including outlaw, by Chris Gantry. They last performed at hard rock memphis, just before barb was given 6 months to live. 

MAE COWROTE & COPRODUCED JED'S WILDFIRE AND MOONSHINE AND SANG HARMONY THROUGHOUT WITH JOLENE BEFORE MAE AND JED WERE NOMINATED FOR BEST OUTLAW GROUP 2018 FOR THE AMERIPOLITAN AWARDS AN....WITHOUT EVER RELEASING THE TRACKS! JED RELOCATED TO AR, AND MAE KICKED BACK TO HICKMAN COUNTY, TN HOME OF HER ANCESTORS AND DISTANT RELATIVE JOHNNY CASH. CENTERVILLE, TN IS ALSO THE HOME OF THE BELOVED MINNIE PEARL, AND THERE AIN'T NO PLACE MAE'D RATHER BE. 

SHE BOUGHT HER DREAM HOME FROM FORMER MISS TN 1992, AND THOUGH MANY HAVE TRIED TO COAX HER BACK TO NASH, MAE HAS HUNG HER HAT AND NO LONGER PERFORMS. MUCH LIKE HER SPIRIT ANIMAL, BOBBY GENTRY, SHE IS AS ELUSIVE AS A COPPERHEAD IN A PILE OF AUTUMN LEAVES. MAYBE ONE DAY SHE'LL WRITE ABOUT IT....MAE B. 

Biography 
 
Mae Bliss with Cissie Baby, Video shoot for Cockadoodledoo

Mae Bliss with Cissie Baby, Video shoot for Cockadoodledoo

Cissie Baby has appeared onstage at The Great American Honkytonk Revival and Heart In Hand Critter Holler Roundup where she knocked over Mae's PBR, tried to lap it up then stage dove when Mae took it back. That's right, Mae's dog is more punk rock than you. Check her showing off her stage dive in the Cockadoodledoo video!

Rebecca Jed & Mae Bliss in Big Creek

Rebecca Jed & Mae Bliss in Big Creek

Mae laughin at Jed's antics as usual...they love playin and writin in the mountains in AR!!! Below is a video of them in Jed's cabin after writing Spit on the Diamond together.

Everybody who's anybody wore TN tux

Everybody who's anybody wore TN tux

In the green room with the legendary Billie Joe Shaver-had so much fun we went home and wrote the yet to be released tune Hoedown!

BB's in Bluegrass Underground!

BB's in Bluegrass Underground!

The gals after singing at the mouth of the cave for the fans entering the cave at Bluegrass Underground, getting them warmed up for Town Mountain!

AR feels

AR feels

Mae Bliss standing on a rock...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFxRqE3eB8E

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creeksplash07_2017

Mandi, Brittany Howard & Mae Bliss

Mandi, Brittany Howard & Mae Bliss

Mae's sister had terminal cancer and the Alabama Shakes graciously agreed to perform in a benefit for her sister to take the family on a final family vacation. The Blackfoot Gypsies, Patrick Sweany, The Future and Francis & The Foundation also performed, and Mandi had a wonderful time

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RebeccaJed,Kathy,Celine Lee, Mae Bliss, Andrea Colburn_MusicValleyJamboree

Just after Ms Celine Lee's set with the mesmerizing harmonies of Sylvia and right before Wanda Jackson @Music Valley Jamboree. What fun!

Mae Bliss with Phil of Pantera

Mae Bliss with Phil of Pantera

I told him the story of being 16 and given backstage passes by a roadie...I figured I would run away if I went and gave the passes to my friends who were in a band, and they got a bunch of awesome signed stuff and didn't share. After I told him, we took this photo :)

Jed & Bliss @ Ferg's Bday party

Jed & Bliss @ Ferg's Bday party

We jammed with Del McCrory, Shawn Camp, Tim O'Brian, Chris Henry and Dierks Bentley ...they asked for an encore and we ran out the back door (Always leave them wanting more, ladies!).

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Mae took this at 6am from her car window on the way to work one mornin-pretty badass.

Bucksnort coozie (in case you didn't notice) lol

Bucksnort coozie (in case you didn't notice) lol

Mae Bliss had a giant Bucksnort coozie with a clip for her belt loop. Jealous? You should be... Also, She loves this tune the Trailer Trash Tremblers did about my home"town"! Check it out :)

Jesco White's Bday & Annivers.  Bash

Jesco White's Bday & Annivers. Bash

Mae Bliss, Snake Blood remedy and friends hangin out back with the Dancin Outlaw, Jesco White after performing for his annual birthday bash and anniversary celebration!

Wild Country Nights

Wild Country Nights

Rebecca Jed & Mae Bliss present Nashville's finest: Outlaw, Honkytonk, Appalachian, Delta Blues and Southern Rock

Cockadoodledoo Shoot with Beth Garner

Cockadoodledoo Shoot with Beth Garner

The talented and so very cool Beth Garner graced us on our video shoot as our drummer (usually she can be found slayin the git fiddle)!

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WildCountryNightsBlackfootGypsiesSecretShow_WorldsGreatestEagleScouts&HeathMcDanielBand

When you are best buds, your bumps naturally gravitate to the same height! After our set right before the Blackfoot Gypsies killed it as The World's Greatest Eagle Scouts!

Mae Bliss in Tumbling Creek

Mae Bliss in Tumbling Creek

Mae Bliss at home on the family farm, her sanctuary in God's country (and Loretta's), Hurricane Mills, TN.

Jed on her steed

Jed on her steed

Oft imitated but never duplicated, this is a breathtaking shot of Jed at home on her AR ranch in Harriett by Big Yell. This was the image we chose for her Wildfire & Moonshine EP, partially cowritten/coproduced by Mae Bliss

TROUBLE

TROUBLE

Your fantasy: 3 legit country women who all sing in all hair colors lined up in a row: Mae Bliss, Laura Mae Socks, and Rebecca Jed gearing up for another Country Wild Night with Jon Byrd

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Mae Bliss pre-gaming

Mae Bliss pre-gaming

Mae Bliss enjoys a mule before singing Boom Chicka Boom Boom with Rebecca Jed @ Acme Feed & Seed, downtown Nashville

Mae Bliss in Tumbling Creek

Mae Bliss in Tumbling Creek

Bluegrass artist Chris Henry snapped this pic of Mae in the frigid spring water of Tumbling Creek..she couldn't wait for summer! You can hear a song he wrote about her here, but we aren't telling you which one it is :)

Rebecca Jed & Mae Bliss @The 5 Spot

Rebecca Jed & Mae Bliss @The 5 Spot

Opening for Shovels & Rope along with Margo Price @Derek Hoke's $2 Tuesday

Bucksnort Beauties logo

Bucksnort Beauties logo

Designed by Mae Bliss, artist Reis O'Neill

Rebecca Jed & Mae Bliss

Rebecca Jed & Mae Bliss

Opening for Shovels & Rope @ Derek Hoke's $2 Tuesday

Jed & Bliss @ The Family Wash

Jed & Bliss @ The Family Wash

Pic taken by Jesco White's Chicken Shed just before playin his anniversary/bday party!

Leaders of the Pack, article written during recording of the first song cowritten by Mae & Jed-Recor

Leaders of the Pack, article written during recording of the first song cowritten by Mae & Jed-Recor

Jed on the cover of the Nashville Ledger-she was featured in an article about Now Records discussing the recording of her song with Mae Bliss, Boom Chicka Boom Boom. The song was recorded in a motorcycle shop in Midtown by the now defunct, Now Records.

Honkytonk Happy Hour

Honkytonk Happy Hour

Rebecca Jed sang the classics and some originals @ Acme Feed and Seed with Terry Wendt on steel, Frank Rische on gitfiddle, Alec Newman and Nate Turner on bass and drums, and Jolene Kay and Mae Bliss backing vocals

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Cockadoodledooshoot_BethGarnerMaeBliss02_2017

Another fun shot with Beth Garner and Mae Bliss on the set in AR!

Rebecca Jed & The BB 5 Spot debut!

Rebecca Jed & The BB 5 Spot debut!

This was the first East Nashville performance of Rebecca Jed with Mae Bliss for Derek Hoke's $2 Tuesdays with a truly epic lineup. Way to go D!

Mer-Mae Bliss

Mer-Mae Bliss

This is her idea of heaven!

Country Wild Nights Return to Benefit Relief Retreats

Country Wild Nights Return to Benefit Relief Retreats

The legendary Greg Garing, Lillie Mae with the Rische family, The Howlin Brothers, Emily Nenni and of course the Bucksnort Beauties fundraiser to help battle the opioid epidemic ravaging TN.

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Mae Bliss

Mae @ The Five Spot for $2 Tuesday as a Bucksnort Beauty opening for Shovels & Rope with Jed

Mae's Grandparents & Aunt Lilly

Mae's Grandparents & Aunt Lilly

Grandaddy Tom and Grandmomma Ruth with Aunt Lilly on the left, not sure who the lady in the middle is. Her parents met at a squaredance because her paternal grandparents were also playing that night!

Cissie Baby on Mae's family farm

Cissie Baby on Mae's family farm

Cissie checking out the tractor in Hurricane Mills, TN

Rockabilly Night @ The Basement

Rockabilly Night @ The Basement

Featuring Kim Lenz, Jane Rose & The Deadend Boys, A Man Called Stu, and Kitty Rose-this was the sneak peak of the yet to be released tune Whiskey Night!

Row on the Row, All femme residency

Row on the Row, All femme residency

Row on the Row@ Bobby's Idle hour. Mae Bliss was asked to join the first all female Southern Rock band, Queen of the South after this gig. Sadly, we lost our fearless leader to cancer before recording the Queen of the South EP, but Mae will continue to bring awareness to issues Barb held dear. At 1:10 in the vid is Mae's first gig with Barb at the Jimmie Van Zant, Thunderbeach rally opening for Curt Towne band performing Outlaw by Chris Gantry and originaAngels of the Road. We miss you Barb! xo

Mae Bliss before $2 Tuesday

Mae Bliss before $2 Tuesday

Checking the rhinestones before Jed & Bliss rocked Derek Hoke's $2 Tuesday with Sam Hunt and Austin Cunningham of The Saturns

Fun with Phil from Pantera!

Fun with Phil from Pantera!

Because it's prettier with a ribbon in it!

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Opening for Walter Egan with lots of other fun folks including Jolene Kay.

Jesco White's Man Cave

Jesco White's Man Cave

Cool cow skull and impromptu stage/roof for the legendary Dancing Outlaw before we played his bay bash!

Mae Bliss Emcees East Side Hootenany

Mae Bliss Emcees East Side Hootenany

Mae introducing one of her favorites, the amazing Deslondes from NOLA at the East Side Hoot. She also booked Those Darlins, Margo Price and some other fun Nashvillians...unfortunately Chuck Meade was rained out (twice!!).

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@Mae Bliss, @Rebecca Jed @Beth Garne

@Mae Bliss, @Rebecca Jed @Beth Garne

On location for Cockadoodledoo on Jed's ranch in AR with the amazing talent, Beth Garner!

Now Records Launch Party

Now Records Launch Party

Singin Blood Sweat & Tears for the Now Records debut. If anyone knows who took this please let me know so we can properly credit!

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The Beauties were thrilled to share the stage with their buds the Blackfoot Gypsies as The World's Greatest Eagle Scouts, Heath McDaniel Family Band and Crash Hamilton slingin his sexy Delta blues

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Bucksnort Beauties Basics

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Years active:

2011-2019

Genres:

Outlaw/Honkytonk/Hillbilly

Bluegrass/ Classic Country 

Origin:

Nashville, TN 

The Band:

Rebecca Jed & Mae Bliss

Honorary Beauties:

Crash Hamilton, Frank Rische,

Ian Cory, Alec Newman,  Andy Gibson, Dave Martin, Sam Hunter,Austin Valentine, John Heinriech,   Rob Barry 
 

Label:

Self Released 

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Discography:

Bucksnort Beauties:
Cockadoodledoo

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Annie Oakley Jed

Annie Oakley Jed

Look familiar? Rebecca's take on the iconic Annie Oakley pic has inspired many gals over the years

Mae Bliss & Rebecca Jed

Mae Bliss & Rebecca Jed

Sirens in Big Creek!

Ladies in Red

Ladies in Red

Mae Bliss keepin an eye out for her pack mate...

Mae Bliss in her element

Mae Bliss in her element

Those legs were made for cuttin a rug and running through the TN hills

Jed with her Martin

Jed with her Martin

Mountain momma with fire in her eyes-look out AR!

Rebecca Jed @ $2 Tuesday

Rebecca Jed @ $2 Tuesday

Rebecca Jed & The Bucksnort Beauties opening for Shovels and Rope along with Margo Price @ Derek Hoke's $2 Tuesday

Mae Bliss by Ramiah Branch Photog

Mae Bliss by Ramiah Branch Photog

Performing Boom Chicka Boom Boom, the first song cowritten by Rebecca Jed & Mae Bliss debuted at Derek Hoke's $2 Tuesday opening for Shovels & Rope along with Margo Price

Mae Bliss, East Nashville Hootenanny

Mae Bliss, East Nashville Hootenanny

Mae Bliss emcees the East Side Hootenanny, presenting The Deslondes from NOLA to a lucky crowd in East Nashville. She was also proud to introduceThose Darlins for one of their last Nashville appearances!

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Bucksnort Beauties is:  

  Mae Bliss

 

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