They say that behind every great band is a lot of sweat, tears, and determination, and these guys are no different. Coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, these guys joined forces to put their own spin on alternative Texas country, with a little Southern rock thrown in there for good measure. Complex harmonies and melodies, along with a driving beat and a little Texas twang, make 121 North a band you can't help but want to listen to. Playing with well-known artists such as Johnny Cooper, Wade Bowen, and Stoney Larue, 121 North has a widespread fan base in cities and towns all over Northern Texas. They have played in venues as far east as Marshall, and as far north as Denison, but their biggest venue to date is Gilley's in Dallas.
80 Proof Band:
When 80 Proof hit the Texas Country Music Circuit in 2003. they operated off one standard; Good Music makes Good Fans. This standard holds true today and everyday. The 80 Proof Band is made up of very diverse singer/songwriters who all come from different backgrounds in music. They easily blend the popular styles to come up with one distinct and different sound. It's very easy to get lost in the melodies of such ballads as "Crazy Dreams" and "December Rain". and then to rock out to the sounds of "Throw Away the Key" and "I'm Alright".
Aaron Watson has been through a lot in his twelve-year career: eleven albums, the birth of four children, countless hours on the road and many more still spent toiling away at his guitar, writing songs with Jesus on one shoulder and the ghost of Waylon Jennings on the other, making the country tunes he was born to play. But a year ago, the music nearly stopped for this lone star legend from Amarillo, Texas. Watson and his wife lost their newest daughter, Julia Grace, just shortly after her birth. And this man, who lives and breathes his craft, fell silent.
She's only sixteen years old and has already won the admiration and support from some the most influential names in Texas music. But "song" is a hastened traveler and Abbey Cone's voice has quickly become well received by the esteemed music community in Nashville as well. So what's a young starling to do when faced with so many opportunities and professional courtships to consider? She's going to take the sage advice given to her by Josh Abbott, an artist well versed in this business of music. She's going to take it step-by-step and not force what is already in her grander plan.
Abbi Walker is a fresh, edgy, country and southern rock artist with the talent and personality as big her home state. Raised in South Texas as a Preacher's kid, Abbi was heavily influenced by gospel music, Southern culture, and Texas grit. An independent artist and songwriter, Abbi is confident, funny, and as sassy as they come. Taught to sing by her grandmother on an old upright piano at the age of just 3, Abbi fell in love with the art of music and songwriting immediately.
Abby Anderson is a 16-year old contemporary country singer/songwriter and native Texan. Her young, soulful sound and sweet, angelic disposition are well-received by audiences young and old.
Abe Mac Band:
Texas Country singer from El Paso, TX!
With a blend of smooth country notes brightly complemented with a commanding and room- filling power, the voice of Austin, Texas' very own Abraham Weaver* Born and raised in South Texas, Abraham made his way to Austin, Texas after a run in the South and East Texas music circuits. Early in his career Abraham had the opportunity of opening for some of the top 90's acts such as Perfect Stranger, Eddy Raven, Tracy Lawrence, Johnny Rodriguez, Hank Williams III, Hal Ketchum, Ty Herndon, Doug Supernaw, Daryle Singletary, Rhett Akins, Kenny Chesney, Rick Trevino and many others.
"For most of my life, I just figured I'd follow in my father's footsteps, as most people in rural East Texas do, and jump right into the oil field after college," Fears admits. "It was fully and one hundred percent through the power of a lot of long conversations with the man upstairs that got me into the music business."
With a John Denver grin and mind full of Alabama attitude, Adam Hood knows the beautiful mess of blue-collar love and everyone on Music Row wants in. Tracks from his critically acclaimed 2011 album The Shape of Things have been cut by Little Big Town, David Nail, Josh Abbott Band, Brian Keane and John Corbett. The legendary Willie Nelson and Leon Russell have each picked Hood for respective national tours.
RAISED IN THE SOUTH, ADRIAN BRINGS A BOLD VOICE TO COUNTRY MUSIC THAT IS UNMATCHED. TOP 10 COUNTRY ARTIST ON REVERBNATION AND 3 YEARS UNDER HER BELT IN THE TEXAS MUSIC SCENE, ADRIAN BRINGS 15 YEARS OF CLASSICAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE IN VOICE, GUITAR, TRUMPET AND PIANO.
AJ Guel started his musical journey as a child listening to his grandmother sing hymns in her kitchen in Danevang, Tx. "She would sing along to cassettes of the church choir as she cooked for the older kids and adults that were working in the cotton fields. Something about the songs and the melodies just drew me in." Singing and playing instruments seemed to come naturally to AJ as he got into the Jr. High and High School band.
The Singer-Songwriter Ali Dee was simply born to entertain. Her heart-felt love for folk and country music comes from the summers she spent as a teenager in the smokey mountains of North Carolina. listening to artists from Dolly Parton to the Dixie Chicks. Shortly after entering high school. Ali picked up a guitar and started playing and writing her own music on the window sill of her bedroom. Now. Ali Dee performs throughout Texas and has shared the stage with country music legends Randy Travis and Charley Pride as well as popular red dirt acts including No Justice. Bart Crow. Johnny Cooper. Sonny Burgess. Mark Mckinney. Granger Smith. Phil Hamilton and the Backroad Drifters. Cash Cooper. Jackson Taylor. Darren Kozelsky. and many more. Ali is currently recording her debut album and has already garnered support from red dirt radio stations around the Lonestar State and Oklahoma. Be sure you check out the calendar section to catch Ali and her guitar near you soon.
Anson puts on a one of a kind concert. With strong vocals wrapped in a smile to die for. You don't want to miss your chance to see him LIVE!
Edgy Country/Rock singer/songwriter.. I do what I do and I can't get enough :]
Ashton is a country music singer who stays true to his classic country roots.
Aubrey Lynn England:
After years of building a solid band and sharpening her writing skills, Aubrey Lynn England, "The Texas Songbird," has recorded her first full album or original music, released in the Summer of 2011. The album is composed of songs written about the circle of life, regret, and love along the way. Backed by Yellow Rose- her band named in tribute to her Father, Aubrey Lynn has been performing on stages across Texas and Oklahoma to spread these songs that speak her mind. Now packin' her first release, you can be sure to hear England's wide vocal range everywhere you go.
Born in Fort Worth Texas, Austin grew up in the Austin area. While attending rodeos and dancehalls at an early age with his family, he began listening to Chris Ledoux, George Strait and Clint Black as early as age 5. The more dancehalls he attended the more his passion for the dancehall circuit grew.
Austin Freeman Band:
Hailing from the west Texas town of El Paso, Austin Freeman is a musician that likes to stick to roots music. This local honky tonker has a sound that reminds you of back when country was, country. Be on the look out for his new single "Honky Tonk In Heaven" to be released soon.
Barefoot Dixie is a breath of fresh air on an over saturated horizon of commercialized music....Hailing from Texas, and staying within the veins of Texas/Red Dirt, and Southern Rock...Barefoot Dixie gives it that little unexpected punch...A new sound, refreshingly original.
"I bared it all on this record. I opened my heart. exposed my family's tragedies. and when it was done. I had nothing else to give." HEARTWORN TRAGEDY is Bart Crow's latest chapter in a story that bodes the finest quality of the human spirit; resilience. Slated for release on October 27. 2009 on Smith Entertainment Records. HEARTWORN TRAGEDY is a portrait of Bart Crow as he is now. after coming out the other side of a year that intended to knock him out in the first round. In the liner notes this record is dedicated to our soldiers and their families. an undaunted band of warriors with who Crow shares the fraternal blood. Yet. the inspiration that pervades this entire collection stems from his mother who bravely rushed the battle lines of her own personal war and ended up the last one standing after the smoke finally cleared. These 10 superlative tracks plod a course through a landscape of heartbreak. fear. anger. faith. forgiveness. love. and the miracle of surrender.
As one of the rising stars of the Texas country music scene, Ben McPeak's versatility and crowd-pleasing appeal has landed him on the A-list of promoters across the state. His new self-titled album is set to release in early 2015, and contains hard rockin' country, traditional country stylings and delicate, emotive ballads. He has assembled a tight knit group of musicians who are poised to take him all over Texas and beyond. This is truly an exciting time for this Texas troubadour.
Ben Massey- Rhythm Guitar and Lead Vocals I was raised on a farm out in the country close to Dora NM, about 5 miles from the state line. I started playing guitar and writing songs when I was 15. It's been my passion ever since and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for the Bentley Massey Band. I also like to fish, hunt and play baseball. Even though I enjoy basketball, I knew I wasn't destined for the NBA. The first game I ever played was in 7th grade. I was so excited about going in! I scored within the first 30 seconds that I was in the game . . . Ahem, on the wrong end of the court. . .so the 2 points went to the other team. After that I was never really able to get the coach to put me back in.
William (Bill) Archer Sr. has been an American country singer since 2005, Born in Texas City, TX. October 13th, 1969. Bill Archer released his first EP Cancun in 2009, he released his second radio single Intoxivacation in 2011, which debuted on the Reverb Nation Top 50 Hot Country Chart in Sep. 2011 .
Exploding onto the Texas country ssene in 2012, Blacktop Outlaw is a Red Dirt Texas Country Band from the Denton, Tx area. A mix of classic country and southern rock make this group as diverse as their appearance.
Andie Kay Joyner and Heather Stalling had to experience life before they felt ready to write about it. When they met in the early 1990's, both were already accomplished musician/vocalists. Stalling was an award winning fiddler, coming off a two-year run as a support player in Branson, MO. Joyner was still a teenager, but had sung in front of thousands of people at countless performances. Each had grown up in musical families that exposed them to bluegrass, folk, and traditional country music.
With a raw. rough. and edgy sound Bleu Edmondson is a mainstay on the Texas country music scene. Coming from Richardson. Texas and a proud graduate and 3 sport athlete (football. basketball. and baseball) of Lake Highlands High School and a traveling college student. music has always been a passion for Bleu. "When I told my folks that I was quitting school and starting a band. my family was very supportive and still is. I am thankful of that. My family is very important to me. When I am in the Dallas area I make it a point to go home and see them." Music isn't the only thing that Bleu loves; the Texas Rangers are his second love. "My fondest Texas Rangers moment is the Nolan Ryan/Robin Ventura fight. That was awesome. I am a huge Nolan fan as well. It is hard to follow the team living in New Braunfalls. TX but I keep up with them the best I can."
Hailing from Stillwater, Oklahoma, Bo Phillips brings an eclectic variety of musical influences with him to the stage. From the first note until the last encore, you can be sure that you will leave with a smile. His debut album, "Dirt Road", features all original music, and three top 40 songs on the Texas charts. You will hear soulful ballads, gritty lead rides, toe-tapping favorites, and a couple of funny moments. His sophomore album, "Fishin' with Grandpa" takes it to an entirely new level. His second album boasts another three songs in the top 40, but also two in the top 10, and one, "Red Dirt Girl" that topped the chart at number 1.