Mike Corrado, (USMC, Ret.)

Director, AHERO Records

Mike Corrado retired from active duty with the Marine Corps in 2020 upon completion of 28 years as an Infantry Officer. He retired at the rank of Colonel/O-6 from his last assignment as Commanding Officer, Deployment Processing Command, Reserve Support Unit East, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. His background in planning, operations and personnel management and warrior care coupled with his songwriting, touring and performance background made him the perfect fit to lead AHERO Records.

Throughout grade school, music was always front and center until he attended The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.  Upon graduation, he attended USMC Officer Candidate School, followed by The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course.  During his time as an Infantry Platoon Commander, Corrado would bring a guitar on deployments and entertain the Marines.  In 1997, after five years on active duty, Corrado set aside his rifle and HUMVEE for a guitar and a 15-passenger van and set out for four years of life on the road performing 200-250 shows a year both as a headliner and in support of numerous national acts. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Mike was mobilized back to active duty with the Marine Corps and later deployed to Fallujah, Iraq from 2005 to 2006. Upon his return from the yearlong deployment he returned to active duty full time and despite a demanding military schedule and multiple moves, he continued to write and perform. Mike used his songwriting skills to communicate and advocate for fellow service members and wounded warriors with visible and invisible wounds.  From 2011-2014, Mike served as the Executive Officer for the United States Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Regiment, Quantico, VA.

Despite being on active duty at the time, Mike shared the stage with national acts from multiple genres to include: Toby Keith, Bon Jovi, Black Eyed Peas, John Mayer, Edwin McCain, Darryl Worley, Travis Tritt, and Aaron Tippin among others. Several of his’s songs have received national attention and been featured on Great American Country (GAC), CMT, CMT Pure, Armed Forces Television and Radio Network, and more.

Corrado now leads AHERO Records, a veteran owned and operated record label where the artists are all active military, veterans, first responders or a direct family member thereof. AHERO Records serves those who have served our country and our communities. Our genres include rock, country, singer-songwriter and Americana. "It's not patriotic music, it's music made by patriots!"

Jeff Silvey

Producer, Songwriter

During Jeff Silvey’s 36 years in Nashville , the Grammy nominated songwriter has made his mark in the Christian and Country music industry. Having over 300 songs that were recorded by The Gaither Vocal Band, Dallas Holm, 4 Him, Oak Ridge Boys, George Strait, DC Talk, Easton Corbin and more.


The 2018 and 2021 Inspirational Country Music Awards’ Producer of the Year, Jeff Silvey has grown up in the music business. This Indiana native joined his first gospel quartet at 14 and in 1986 moved to Nashville to pursue his dream of music. He earned 4 RIAA certified Gold and 2 Platinum albums in the Christian Industry, 1997 Winner of the Dove Award as an artist for Country Album of the Year, “Little Bit of Faith”. In 2012, Jeff was the music supervisor for “The Last Ride” soundtrack for the Hank Williams Sr. film. Jeff currently writes for Wimberly Music, owned by Erv Woolsey.

Rusty Tabor

Songwriter, A&R

Kentucky born singer/songwriter Rusty Tabor has been performing on stage since the ripe young age of 14. After a short lived college football career he packed up and moved to Nashville in 2001 to chase yet another dream… that of signing a record deal. Shortly after arriving in Music City Rusty found himself enamored by Nashville’s songwriting community. He says, “I’d always loved performing, but it wasn’t until I got here that I truly understood what “songs” are…they’re the most beautiful picture someone can paint without a brush. They’re the most basic thoughts, the deepest emotions, stories of skeletons in closets or lighthearted love. I HAD to figure out a way to do that for a living.”


Within his first year in Nashville Rusty had landed his first publishing deal with Skidaddy Music. Billy Ray Cyrus quickly took a liking to Rusty’s songwriting style and recorded 2 songs out of that first catalog. “Back to Memphis”, a single off of Cyrus’ TIME FLIES album and soon after “Wouldn’t You Do This For Me” on his THE OTHER SIDE album. While performing at a private event one summer Rusty got a call to be the host of a nationally aired outdoors television program on the Outdoor Channel called W.F.O. Penning songs on the road while filming for the show was trying to say the least. After 3 years of television it was time to say goodbye to the camera and put all of his efforts back into the microphone. “I really hated parting with so many friends that I’d met through the show. However, I knew it was the right thing to do if I was ever going to get where I wanted to be musically.” says Tabor.


He soon found another writing home with Plus Spins Music. From that catalog came “All I’ve Got Left” that was recorded by Russell Hitchcock (formerly of Air Supply) on his TENNESSEE:THE NASHVILLE SESSIONS double cd project and IBMA male vocalist of the year winner Bradley Walker recorded “One Paragraph” for his upcoming Rounder Records album.


The future is brighter than bright for Rusty nowadays. In January of 2011 he was offered a chance to be a part of legendary songwriter Earl Bud Lee’s publishing company. “I JUMPED at that opportunity!”, he says, “Bud Lee is one of the most successful writers in the business with hits like ‘Friends in Low Places’, ‘One Night at a Time’ and ‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking’. He’s not only a master at what he does, he’s one of my favorite people in this world.” Rusty is currently in the studio working on his own album with some of the best in the business. Tabor says “It took me a little time, some hills and valleys and a lot of living to figure out who I really am. Thanks to all of my friends and associates on Music Row I finally have the opportunity to record what I want to record, how I want to record it and with whom I want to record it with. Life isn’t good….. it’s GREAT!”

Kevin Adair

Songwriter, AHERO Brand Ambassador

Growing up in Tuskegee, Al., Kevin Adair was introduced to all kinds of music. He said "I can remember lying in bed, listening to everything from Alabama to Johnnie Taylor. I love those old blues licks on top of classic country sounds. That influenced my songwriting and guitar a lot."

Kevin has played music all his life. He started out playing piano, then guitar, dabbled in drums, now playing nearly every instrument you can put in his hands.....all self taught. "I started mimicking what my friends were doing on piano. I had a pretty good memory, and would go home on a little Casio keyboard and play stuff like 'phantom of the opera'.....still can!!(haha!). I was later introduced to guitar, around 12 years old. Still didn't know what a note or chord was, I just knew if I moved my finger on that string, it made a different sound. From that point, until now, I play the same.......but just a tad bit better!"

Kevin has graced the stage with many talented bands and individuals throughout his career, and along the way has written songs with timeless lyrics. Bringing his blend of soulful roots, screaming bluesy guitar and the storytelling of classic country, he mesmerizes any audience.
"I LOVE playing from the hip, ya know? Unrehearsed stuff. That's where the magic happens. That note.....that one lick you can listen to over and over again........yep. That was cool."