Tyler Steel was born May 14,1993 in Waxahachie, Texas and grew up on a farm in Italy, Texas 16 miles south of Waxahachie Texas. Tyler picked up his Dads guitar at an early age and began singing, performing and writing songs, Tyler was an Amateur Motocross racer since the age of 5 years old traveling across the Country racing in events such as AMA- Loretta Lynn’s Qualifiers, NMA -Las Vegas World Mini and GNC-Grand National Championships. Tyler later moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, shortly after in 2007 Tyler went to California with his Family, for his Father to Train for World Vet Motocross Championship and a year later in 2008 at the age of 15 Tyler decided to hang up the helmet and pursue his dream of Country music.
Tyler Steel has over 32,000 + Facebook likes on his “OFFICIAL” Artist Page
Tyler Steel has over 11,000+ Twitter Followers
Tyler Steel’s First release to Radio “Every One of You” from Album “Every One of You” was “#2” on Indi Country Charts and was “on deck” to chart Music Row Country Charts
Tyler Steel’s second release to Radio Single “Drink # 5” from Album “Every One of You” charted at “66” on Music Row Country Charts.
Tyler Steel’s “Middle Seat” from the album “3rd Gear” charted at “59” on Billboard Indicator chart.
Tyler Steel’s current single “This Town” is currently #59 on Billboard Indicator chart
The Buffalo Ruckus is a compendium of roots, Americana, southern soul, psychedelic postmodern avante-garde experimental country-fried rock. Spun from the timbers of heart and soul, the Ruckus took its first musical breath in the middle of 2013. They quickly gained public attention after winning both the 2014 Texas Music Showdown and 2014 Shiner Rising Star competitions. The band has quickly spread its musical wings and taken its heavy soul-fueled sound through Texas, Georgia, New York and the midwest. The Ruckus has had the honor of performing at top notch venues such as Billy Bob’s and the House of Blues, at large music festivals such as The Larry Joe Taylor music festival, Tommy Alverson’s Family Gathering, the 2015 Billy Bob’s 4th of July Picnic, Texas Music Revolution and the Wild Flower Festival. They have also had the honor of opening for artists such as Foghat, Cheap Trick, American Aquarium, The Dirty River boys, Ryan Bingham, Merle Haggard, The Turnpike Troubadours and many others.
Boot-stomping rhythms, howling vocals, and spear-in-the-back guitar leads their overall objective: Spread the Ruckus. Their debut self-titled album, released in August of 2014 was produced by the band and Grammy nominee Chris Bell (has worked with the Eagles, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Erykah Badu, and U2) of Blade Studios and takes listeners on a raw genre-defying journey through Americana, folk, blues, country, and roots rock-n-roll. The songwriting is pure and soulful with stories of heritage, spirituality, redemption, love gained and love lost. The band is currently performing, writing and scheduled to release their sophomore album in January of 2016.
Zach Walther Band:
Founding members Matt Briggs, James Tommey, and Zack Walther released their debut EP in May 2013 and are currently touring Texas and the Southwest. With James on bass, Zack on lead vocals and guitar, and Matt on drums, the trio fills bars and dance halls with sounds ranging from harmonica, whistling, and three-part harmonies to gritty, chest-pounding rock.
Fuse Texas Country grit with down-home rock n’ roll and you get Cameran Nelson, a true Texas Troubadour whose roots run deep across 1,815 miles of the Lone Star State from Haskell, Texas where he was born to living South of Kingsville, East of Rockwall, West of Lubbock and now settled in the hill country town of Blanco.
Nelson’s knack for the neon lights and passion for the stage all started at the age of thirteen when he began playing bass in his dad’s country band. At fifteen, he spent a few years selling merchandise for the late, great Gary Stewart, where he learned how the “King of Honky Tonk”
entertained crowds. The calling for music took him to the West Texas plains to pursue an education in music. With a music scholarship in hand, Nelson attended the South Plains College in Levelland, Texas where he studied vocals and guitar.
After graduating, Nelson released his first full length album in 2013 entitled “Happy to Beer” and was
nominated for three Texas Music Awards: Male Vocalist, Rising Star, and Record of the Year. Following the charted success with singles, “Thrown”, “Happy to Beer”, and “Reckless in Texas,” Nelson landed his first [multi-week] #1 on the Texas Regional Radio Report and the Texas Music
Chart with “35 Runs Both Ways.” His current project, “Good Thing Going”, has earned him two more #1 hits with “SHOTGUN” and “You Can Still Wear White.”
The esteemed singer-songwriter’s charting success comes from his ability to pull inspiration from a deep well of life experiences. From his overwhelming love for his wife and three children to the tragic loss of his best friend and guitar player in a car accident at the age of 17, Nelson is able to tap into the emotional depths of his fans with songs that strike universal chords.
While songwriting is a craft and passion, getting on stage is what Nelson does best. Nelson has captivated fans across the nation with his high-energy show, performing with Country music mainstays Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Randy Rogers Band, Jack Ingram, Kevin Fowler, Aaron Watson and many more.
“Getting on stage and playing is just that! – Play! The work is over and we get to cut loose and have some fun,” says Nelson about his live performances. “We like to throw in our influences here and there, which can get diverse and fun at times.”
While on tour this fall, Nelson will release his highly anticipated sophomore album Good Thing Going
after signing a distribution deal with Smith Music [of the Live at Billy Bob’s fame]. The new project will include the title-track “Good Thing Going,” along with chart-toppers “SHOTGUN” and ”You Can Still Wear White,” and collaborative work with Texas Country’s cheeky crooner Kevin Fowler on “Beer Lease.” Nelson will be hitting the road with the current sexy, feel-good single, “Nothing’s Got Nothin’ On You,” that leaves nothing to the imagination for fans. A full list of cities and dates for his fall tour can be found on his website at www.camerannelson.com.
KATTL plays the music that cowboys would’ve played if they’d had amps in the 1880s.
From the country side of ZZ Top and Thin Lizzy, to the rocking side of Chris Ledoux and Waylon Jennings, KATTL has created a genre many are calling “Heavy Leather”. KATTL is based out of Bandera, Texas, and is leading off with the singles “Hellbent For Mexico” and “I Blowed Up”.
KATTL is ready to take “Heavy Leather” music everywhere a dusty trail crosses a highway.
KATTL – The Cows May Never Come Home…..
Born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Jesse Stratton plays a perfect mixture of Americana and Texas country music that is chock-full of truth and raw emotion. From his relevant originals to his energetic cover songs, this multi-talented artist plays his guitar, saxophone, and harmonica at every performance.
Alongside Jesse Stratton are a few of Texas’ finest musicians, who are collectively known as the Jesse Stratton Band. Playing percussion in the band is Jesse’s good friend, Kenny Martinez. On the bass is the easy-going and thoroughly talented John Ohlinger. Lead guitarist is Austin’s own Tony Garossino – guitar instructor by day, rock star by night.
Their new CD ‘Where it all began’ is a heartfelt compilation of Jesse’s original tunes paired with the ultra gripping instrumental stylings of Garossino, Ohlinger, and Martinez. This album breathes truth into the joys and struggles of everyday life. A musical and lyrical treat for fans and music lovers alike.
Jesse has been playing music since the age of 10. He started with the saxophone, which eventually landed him a scholarship to college for Music composition and Music business. He continues to play and learn an array of different instruments, but has always stuck to writing and performing songs with meaning and inspiration.
The Jesse Stratton Band formed in 2014, originally as a duo – Stratton and Martinez. They eventually added Garossino and Ohlinger for a fuller and more complete sound. Together, the band creates all the heart and soul live music longs for.
In a world where tapping your finger summons any kind of music you’d want to hear, it takes a lot for a new artist to capture the public’s attention. It takes a compelling voice, impressive musical chops and songs that are both entertaining and insightful. It also helps to have a passion for making music that leaps from the speakers, grabs the listener by the ears and settles in their heart. Hudson Moore is that caliber of artist.
Moore, who was recently named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” is quickly building a loyal fan base with his engaging, self-assured voice and his awe-inducing musical skills. The music video for his single, “Some Are,” off his critically acclaimed new album GETAWAY has people scratching their heads in disbelief when they see the video because each camera shot reveals Moore’s musical dexterity as he plays EVERY instrument in the video (drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, 6 string banjo, keys and harmony vocals).
Moore, who has reputation as a great live performer, has earned opening slots for ZZ Top, Alan Jackson, Pat Green, Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, Gary Clark Jr. among others. “Music has always been my biggest passion” says Moore. “I love it all – performing live, writing songs and recording in the studio. For better or for worse, I write or co-write all of my songs and do the vast majority of guitar work and overdubs on my albums. There are plenty of session players out there who are much more talented than I am, but I really enjoy adding my personal touch to my records and playing as many instruments on my songs as I can. Each instrument allows me to express myself in different way.”
Moore has a creative hand in everything he does from the production of his albums to the arrangements, the mix you hear, and the videos you see. Hudson hand selected a small, but tight group of musicians to help fill out the sound of the album. In addition to co-writing each of the songs on GETAWAY, Moore played eleven instruments during the recording process.
For Moore, making music is as natural as breathing and it’s a passion that began when he was just a child. “I’m a musician first and foremost. I started playing the guitar and drums around 10 years old, then fell into singing and writing songs when I was about 16,” he says. Some of my earliest musical influences were guys like Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and George Strait. I remember when I was 6 years old, my dad took us to see Tim McGraw live in Dallas and Kenny Chesney opened the show. We had been wearing out Tim’s album, “Everywhere” that whole year. My brothers and I knew every word to every song. I’ll never forget the feeling of watching Tim take command of the crowd like that. It was a really powerful moment for me. I didn’t realize then that one day I’d be performing on stage as well, but I think that was when the seed was planted for me.
As a listener, I’ve always been equally drawn to the music, hooks and melodies as I have the lyrics. Growing up listening to guys like Keith Urban and Vince Gill, I noticed the guitar was always at the forefront of their songs. That really stuck with me and I think a lot of that sound has made its way into my music.”
Moore has expanded on the musical foundation provided by his heroes and forged his own distinct sound teaming with youthful energy and anchored by memorable melodies and relatable lyrics. And though he has the musical skill and vocal talent to succeed in any genre, there was never any doubt he’d call Country Music his home. “Honestly the fans bring it home for me,” says Moore.
“Country music fans are some of the most passionate and loyal fans in the world. When I play for them, I feel like I’m playing for my friends and family. Like most people, I enjoy all different types of music: rock, pop, blues, r&b – but country music is at the root of it all for me. It’s at the core of who I am as an artist and why I got into music to begin with. “
Moore’s talent and buoyant personality have earned him a broad and enthusiastic fan base. His debut album, “Fireworks,” spawned the hit single of the same title, “Fireworks,” which soared to No. 1 on the Texas Music chart and held that spot for two weeks in 2013. His songs have appeared in TV and films, including the 2013 western film “Sweetwater” starring Ed Harris, January Jones and Jason Aldean, which featured Moore’s “Cold Grey Light of Dawn” over the closing credits. “It was really fun to have a song featured in a film at Sundance. Especially being a western. I’ve always been a huge fan of Western films” he says. “We went up there and watched it on the big screen at the premiere and walked the red carpet and everything. It was really exciting.”
Moore has also developed a reputation as a strong live performer and has opened for many of his musical heroes as well as headlining his own shows in notable venues such as Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky tonk and Gruene Hall.
With the release of GETAWAY, Moore continues to solidify his reputation as one of country’s most gifted young artists. He co-produced his new set with Dwight A. Baker, an Austin-based songwriter/producer who has worked with Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlile, Bob Schneider, Blue October, Alpha Rev among others. “We really hit it off,” Moore says with a grin. “I told him I had a clear vision of how I wanted my record to sound and he said, ‘Man, I just want to help get your vision across and let you be you.’ He was really supportive and it was just a perfect fit. I have a specific sound I was going for and Dwight encouraged me to be me rather than steer me in a direction that I didn’t want to go. I was able to lead the ship and he was there to support me and push me to give my best performance, along with that of the musicians we were recording with.”
The lead single, “Some Are,” showcases Moore’s potent skills as a musician as well as his rich, smooth vocals. “It’s a feel good song, that’s nostalgic at the same time” says Moore. “It’s about the special people you encounter in life that managed to drive you crazy, make you open up that door and go the extra mile to get that smile or that kiss”.
Another highlight on the new project is “Sand in the Bed.” “It’s one of my favorite songs on the record,” he says of the lilting, romantic tune he penned with J.T. Hodges and Andrew Petroff. “I had the title and texted it out to the guys. Immediately they both said, we’ve got to write this!’ Everyone’s wheels were spinning and at the end of the session, we had a full work tape of the song. It’s a sexy, honeymoon song that reflects on the time you have with that special person. It’s hopefully a song that will take people to that place when they listen to it. I’m really happy with the way it turned out”.
Moore’s excitement for making music is contagious and whether on stage or off, there’s a simmering energy that makes a conversation with him a delight and a concert so galvanizing that it’s experience not to be missed. His passion fuels everything he does and it leaves a lasting impression on those who cross his path. “Life’s too short to be doing something you’re not passionate about. I’m chasing my dream and doing what I love and I hope that I’ll be able to inspire others to do what they love as well,” he says. My hope is that my music will help people get through that hard time in their life, or be that song they put on when they’re falling in love or hanging out with friends on a Friday night. In some a way, I want to be a small part of the soundtracks of peoples lives.”
Sarah Hobbs is an independent singer/songwriter from the Northeast Texas town of Jefferson. Sarah is the sound of old school traditional country music that follows many of her influences such as Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, etc. She has a strong musical background starting from when she was just a little girl. Music has been a part of her families life for many generations. She writes her own material and when she sings, you can guarantee its from the heart. Her strong East Texas accent reflects in her singing voice and you have no doubt this is REAL country music.
Genre: Traditional Country
Hometown: Jefferson, TX
Influences: Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Gary Stewart, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Patty Loveless, Miranda Lambert, Holly Williams
“Sarah I’ve finally figured out what your voice reminds me of! Your vocal range and styling is like a Red Dirt Lady Gaga!” – Stoney LaRue
Landon Bullard & The Mostly Sober is a San Marcos/Austin, Texas based Texas Country/Southern Rock band with influences from a variety of genres. Their release of the anticipated EP Love is Blind opened doors for the group to play SXSW14-15 as well as provide direct support for Texas Country giants such as Reckless Kelly, Cody Johnson Band, Whiskey Myers and many more. They are currently in pre-production to release a full-length album “ Be Home Soon”. Landon Bullard Band is a powerful group that brings inspiration from all genres of music, and is always sure to bring a crowd.
Aaron Copeland grew up in the small Texas town of Corsicana where he learned to play guitar and piano at a young age and quickly began winning competitions. As a teenager, he played honky tonk’s with his dad and brothers.
At the age of 20, he secured a position with top draw Casey Donahew Band playing keys, guitar, singing harmony vocals and eventually co-writing songs for the band with band frontman Casey Donahew. Aaron remained with CDB for over 6 years where he learned the ins and outs of the touring world.
Aaron then joined Sam Riggs and the Night People where he continued to fine tune his skills and build a growing fan base.
Although he enjoyed every minute with his previous bands, Aaron felt the time was right to branch out on his own. Now based out of Fort Worth, TX, Aaron has finished the process of recording his debut EP and it is now available.
Jake Bush Band
Jake Bush Band is an American country music group from the state of Texas. The band is composed of Jake Bush (lead vocals), Ryan Korn (Lead Guitar), Jeremiah Lopez (Drums/Harmony), and Hugh Lathem (Bass Guitar).