Over the course of their career,The Electric Cowboys have received multiple awards in some of the country’s major music categories, including three Grammy nominations, over 1 million views on YouTube and a top eight-7 million vote finish on CMT’s Music Madness Video Contest!
This charismatic groups passion for music and performance continues to fuel a successful career built on a foundation of solid dedication, hard work, team-effort that comes directly from the heart. It is these efforts that allow this group to continue to produce their brand of live performance to the thousands of fans that have come out to their concerts.
They toured with the Dixie Chicks on their “Fly” Tour and have shared the stage with such acts as Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs, Joe Ely, Jo Dee Messina, Clay Walker, Toby Keith, SHeDAISY, Kevin Fowler, Dwight Yaokam, Kyle Parks and many others as well as have performed at many Country Thunder events throughout their career.
There isn’t anything that these individuals can’t do on their own, from writing, producing and recording their own music and videos, to fixing their own tour bus when it breaks. Each member has a unique level of skill and talent. This group of musicians will tell you that it has not been an easy road at all, but they will always be grateful for being able to play music for a living. This being the only job these individuals have had in over 20 years, nothing is holding them back from one day sitting at home watching television to being asked to go on tour for a month, this band is what many would call, a turn key package and are always ready to hit the road at a moments notice.
Working closely with J-Beck records producer, Carl Becker, the band released “Prisoner of the Honky Tonk”. Within three weeks of the release of this album, “Because I Love You”, secured the #6 position as a Hit Single on Texas Radio 94.7 and #4 on BNET Radio. “…We are getting reviews from all over the world. This proves once again that these boys are here for the long haul. In 2015, the band released their hit single “Little While” which immediately charted on Country and Texas Country radio. The band took home the 2015 Modern Country Song of the Year for “Little While” at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville, TN. Their next single “Baby Don’t Go”, also hit #1 on the Country Radio Charts and landed the band nominations at the 2016 Josie Music Awards. The Electric Cowboys performed at the 2016 Josie Music Award and won an award for Best Live Band.
New Orleans native, Karen Waldrup, is a triple threat musician, songwriter and recording artist known for her thrilling performances and bold style of country music.
She has spent the last few years touring the world performing thousands of shows everywhere from Memphis, TN to Dublin, Ireland and is now a true viral sensation with her social media videos gaining mass appeal and more than 125 million views.
Waldrup recently won 3 Nashville Independent Music Awards for Best Live Country Performer, Best Video and Best Solo Female Country Artist and she also landed an original song in the motion picture ‘Scales: Mermaids are Real’. The video for her 2016 song “I Got That Kind of Time” spent 5 weeks at #1 and 12 weeks in the top 5 on CMT. Her “Trashy Crashed the Party” video stayed in the top 3 for 5 weeks straight.
Karen appeared on Bravo TV’s Platinum Hit with hosts Jewel & Kara Diaguardi, and had music featured on Bravo TV’s reality series My Fab 40. She was a Nashville Rising Star finalist in 2015 and was previously named a GAC Top 25 Songwriter. Karen has been featured on NASCAR ESPN LIVE, the NFL Experience Superbowl XLVII and hundreds of other outlets worldwide.
Look for Karen’s new album, Justified, produced by Garth Fundis, in early 2018. The first single from the new record, “Warm In Your Sunshine”, charted in the Top 100 on the Billboard Country Chart in September 2017.
“Every once in a while an artist and songwriter comes along that needs no coaching or advice, the world just needs to hear and see them. That is Karen.” – Bart Heribson, Executive Director, NSAI
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While putting his love for music on hold and protecting Americas freedom, born and raised in Houston, TX, Mike joined the Marines straight out of high school in 2002.
Music had always been his passion but it wasn’t until he found a guitar in a house taken over by U.S forces in Iraq that he really started to develop his skills. Since then Mike- Aka “Sgt Donnell” has gone from pickin’ and singing with his Marine buddies overseas, to selling out Venues and charting on national radio. His music is full of passion, grit, and real life experiences. Along with the vocal ability to raise the hair on your arms, his performance is high energy and always a good time.
The Trent Cowie Band is a country band with its roots in southeast Texas. Hailing from Magnolia Texas, the four-piece band boasts a unique sound of country music with a twist of southern rock. Trent Cowie formed the band with Drummer Jake Taylor in early 2018 after leaving a previous project. It wasn’t until later in July that lead guitarist Josh Kimich and bassist Oscar Mata claimed their permanent spots with the band. They began playing the southeastern Texas music circuit. The band has played all kinds of shows including festivals, private events, local listening room venues, and bars. Trent Cowie’s writing style is influenced by writers like Tom Petty, Townes Van Zandt, Casey Donahew, and William Clark Green. This diverse inspiration combined with the band members’ early 90’s country and rock background makes for a recognizable flavor in today’s Texas country music.
Austin Allsup was born in Ft. Worth, Texas, on January 24, 1984. Most recently known for his success on season 11 of NBC’s The Voice, the musically cultivated Texan was now able to show his abilities as an original artist to a much larger audience. Austin wouldn’t blame you for only knowing him from the show, but before he graced millions of television sets across America, he had already become a staple in the Texas Music Scene as a gritty folk rocker with a thirst for originality. As a member of Team Blake, Austin was able to walk the line of a country outlaw and renegade rock n’ roller persuaded by passion and purity to his craft.
With having released his first full length studio album “ Intensity” in 2005, Austin has since released a total of four studio albums, “ Criyin Out Loud” in 2009, “Sink Or Swim” in 2011, and “This Weary Land” in 2016 and is currently in studio working on his fifth record with an expected 2018 release.
“Austin is a guy that can be popular in mainstream radio, but still be credible with outlaw country artists.” – Blake Shelton
“The boy can flat out sing. He follows no trail, but blazes his own. “ –Justin Frazell DJ of the Year (Texas Country Market)
“Gritty country-rocker with unique vocals and a powerful range.” –Taste Of Country