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Colt Ford is back with his best album ever and all it took was a return to his roots.
“I went backwards,” Colt says. “I went back to Ride Through The Country.” Which is
not to say Colt simply re-hashed his breakthrough album. Quite the contrary, in fact.
Declaration of Independence, released on Colt’s own Average Joes Entertainment,
will no doubt go down as one of the most noteworthy releases this year, which is
saying a lot for a man who has already sold nearly a million albums and 3 million
downloads. From planting his patriotic flag on the album’s first track, "Answer to
No One, "and closing the album with a prayer on the poetic, honest, and heartfelt
"Angels and Demons," which features a conversation with God, the Athens, GA
native has covered every human emotion on this record and then some.
Daniel Lee was born in Winder, GA but was raised in church. Watching his grandmother sing the gospel songs she wrote inspired him to do the same, hearing the stories of family members so rich in detail and drama created the desire to tell tales of history, relationships and emotion. Daniel put his band together one piece at a time. A high school buddy(Phillips), Little brother(Blaine Lee), and a city guy(Stevens) "It was like puzzle pieces, from the outside it looked chaotic, but once everyone got turned the right way, it fit!" Being southern born, country raised has inspired Daniel Lee and his band to write and tell stories about the lives of real blue collar folks. Both hard driving and uplifting, the band is on a mission to bring southern rock back to it's rural roots. Daniel who is a songwriter to his core says his music epitomizes southern life, "I want to tell a story that everyone can relate to. The band brings their energy and flavor to make the music what it is. We have no interest in being new country pop, we have no problem with being old school" Lee and his band have played honkeytonks to the large stages with many National acts. Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Blackberry Smoke to name a few. "Paying dues is all part of the ride, I wouldn't have it another way, you never know what may be around the corner!" What's around the corner for Daniel Lee? The new relationship with BackRoads Records; an unpcoming cut on Muddigger3, part of the very successful Muddigger CD Compilation series. A schedule of dates being out on the road, meeting people, writing... and being inspired.
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JB and the Moonshine Band represent a new generation of Texas Outlaws. They believe in doing things their way, and it's evident in their music. The debut album "Ain't Goin Back To Jail" is unlike anything you've ever heard. The album is comprised of thirteen foot stompin, beer drinkin, girl chasin, backroadin anthems that will leave you wanting more.
I grew up on part of an old plantation named Signal Hill that served as a hospital for injured soldiers during The Battle of Hanover Courthouse in the Civil War. My dad's side of the family is from Hanover; he grew up in that old plantation house and my grandad was a mechanic that sold used auto parts.Read more: JJ Lawhorn
Finally, the promise shown in their phenomenal live shows comes to fruition on their first powerhouse indie album, LoCash Cowboys. What else would you expect from the duo that co-wrote Keith Urban’s number one “You Gonna Fly,” and “Truck Yeah,” a smash for Tim McGraw?
“As much as I’d like to call this Fifty Shades of LoCash, the Album,” jokes Chris Lucas, cowboy-hat-wearing half of the team, “it’s true. We’ve captured everything LoCash is about on this album. It’s all killer, no filler. With our label, Average Joes Entertainment, it’s the right fit at the right time.”
So much so that acclaimed Nashville hit maker Jeffrey Steele (“What Hurts The Most,” “My Town”) came on board to produce and co-write a number of the tracks. Says the songwriting and performing duo, “He taught us everything about songwriting. He’s our mentor and our big brother.” In fact, Steele calls himself the third LoCash Cowboy.Read more: LoCash Cowboys
Montgomery Gentry's journey into the front ranks of American music has been one of the
most gratifying sagas of the past decade. Their road to gold and platinum albums, CMA
and ACM awards, a Grammy nomination and highly successful tours has been paved
both with musical integrity and with an abiding respect for the people and the genre they
Seldom have entertainers been identified so closely with their fans, and seldom has the
respect and affection run so deep in both directions. They share blue-collar outlooks;
sunup-to-sundown work ethics; rootedness in God, country and family; and the ability
to celebrate life and endure hardship. It is a relationship few other artists in the often
volatile world of show business can boast.
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