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Mal Rogers

AGE: 24

HOMETOWN/CURRENTLY RESIDES: County Antrim, Northern Ireland

BIO: Mal trained as a chef in County Artrim in Northern Ireland before giving it up to become a full time singer/songwriter. He plays the guitar, piano, harmonica, and tin whistle, but first launched his musical career at age three when he started playing the accordion. He competed in a local talent competition in Northern Ireland in July 2003 through which he won his first trip to Nashville, and his visit there solidified his dream to return to the United States and try and land a recording deal. He performs live in bars and clubs in Ireland 50 weeks out of the year, and has four brothers and a mother and father who support him 100%.

QUOTE: "I feel I am an Irish mixture of Garth Brooks and Bono - just a born entertainer. I'm a small town boy who is quietly confident and ready for the world stage, and hopefully I can prove it. My musical and writing influences are Garth Brooks, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and James Taylor."

EPISODE BY EPISODE:
The Road to Nashville: Performed "Just To See You Smile" (Tim McGraw); chosen by the judges to be one of the 10 finalists
Number Ones: Performed "Gone Country" (Alan Jackson)
Love and Heartache: Performed "Two of a Kind (Workin' On A Full House)" (Garth Brooks); SENT HOME BY THE JUDGES (3rd finalist to be eliminated)

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.malrodgers.net/

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