Presley Phillips grew up on a dairy in Hempstead, Texas. She has always had a passion for music and known that music would one day be a huge part of her life. “I’ve been singing since I was little, I remember the first few songs I wrote were about my dad’s milk cows” says Presley. In 2018 she finally found the right words and soon came out with her debut single “Love and Bad Habits”. Shortly after releasing “Love and Bad Habits” she released “Last Rodeo” as her second single. “I honestly just have to go with my gut right now when it comes to releasing songs. I have to be true to who I am and just hope that people will love and appreciate me for me.” Country music is a huge part of her life and she wants to be able to share all of her stories, the good and the bad. Her songs are real life, she doesn’t hold anything back. “If I have just one person who reaches out to me to tell me that my song helped them get through a hard time in their life, I feel like my music is doing its job. I want to be real with my fans, if I have a story to tell I’m not going to sugarcoat it.” she says. She’s constantly trying to grow as an artist and give her fans the best version of herself that she can. “I’m just getting started on this journey, but I’m so excited to see what the future holds. I have the best support team in the world and I’m so thankful for country music.”
Rising Red Dirt singer-songwriter Hayden Haddock is quickly becoming an artist you need to know. With more than 100 tour dates per year, Haddock’s diligent nature mixed with his traditional, authentic style of country music has quickly solidified his spot as a staple in the Texas Country scene. After releasing his debut album First Rodeo in late 2018, Haddock’s lead-off single “She Don’t Know It Yet” quickly climbed the Texas country charts while his sophomore radio single “Everywhere I Need To Be” peaked in the Top 35; an impressive feat. for the young talent. Not only is Haddock touring extensively, but his debut album has quickly amassed more than 500K streams on Spotify while being featured on more than 2.5K playlists. Haddock is currently working with hit producer/songwriter Trent Willmon (Cody Johnson, Eric Church, Randy Houser) on his sophomore album due out in January 2020 with the lead-off single “Red Dirt Texas” available now. The budding songwriter has been writing with No.1 hitmakers to create his 2nd project including Willmon (Montgomery Gentry, Little Big Town, Blake Shelton), John Pierce (Zac Brown Band, Chris Young), Tommy Karlas (Randy Travis, Blake Shelton, Montgomery Gentry) and Jim Collins (Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean). Haddock, who has shared the stage with Whiskey Myers, Casey Donahew, Cory Morrow and the Eli Young Band, performs every weekend in Texas and surrounding states.
CYB - Caleb Young Band
CYB - Caleb Young Band
The Caleb Young Band is an up and coming country / southern rock group based out of West Texas. Blending Texas Country and Southern Rock with a dash of prime country the CYB has developed a new unique sound while staying true to the spirit of outlaw country legends of old. The Caleb Young Band is currently pushing their new single "Long Road Home" on Texas radio and booking shows across the Lone Star State.
Jamie Weston has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in country music over the years. After spending the last year in Nashville we are happy to welcome him back home to Texas! With the release of his latest single "Hot Mess” hitting country radio in late 2019 and a new album dropping in 2020, he is quickly becoming a household name in the Texas music scene.
Aubrie Lynn is a singer/songwriter/CMA member from the College Station Texas area. In September of 2008 she and her family made a trip to Nashville for the first time to outrun the hurricane brewing in the Texas Gulf. After a Ryman staff member talked Aubrie into standing on the main stage to sing for the visitors, she decided music was her passion. Aubrie came back to Texas and began the process of learning everything she would need to know. Within a few years she was playing over 110 shows per year, plus playing and writing her own music.
In the last two years Aubrie has began making her place in the Nashville scene. In 2018 she released her first Nashville produced, self titled, 3 song EP, that got people talking. Her first radio single “Slow” got national radio attention, when it was played at over 100 stations across the US. Since that release in January of 2018, she has gotten back in the studio to record her newest single “Don't Lie”, released on March 19th, 2019.
In 2020, Aubrie plans to continue to bring new music to her fans, a fresh new look to her shows and continue her charity work. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at a show!
Born and raised in Maypearl, Texas, country music singer/songwriter Bart Crow made his first attempts to write songs while in the United States Army and started first performing live while studying at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. With a sound all his own, Crow produces an ever-evolving flow of Red Dirt, Texas Country and Americana music. Crow has put together an impressive track record as a recording artist, having lofted six No. 1 singles onto the Texas Music Chart – one of which, “Wear My Ring,” sold over 165,000 copies. He has sold over 40,000 albums, released five self-co-produced records in just over a decade, including Dandelion, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Heatseekers South Central chart. He’s been cheered in Country Weekly, on CMT, and has been named one of Rolling Stones “artists you need to know”. Crow is also a dedicated husband and father with a passion for supporting our nation’s Veterans. “Being a Veteran I will always pay homage to our brothers and sisters who heed the call to volunteer and preserve our peace and freedom,” says Crow. He displays this sentiment in his self-penned song “Broken” from album “Heartworn Tragedy”. Bart Crow has partnered with True Grit Talent Agency. The True Grit roster includes Cody Jinks, Sunny Sweeney, Whitey Morgan, Ward Davis & many more noteworthy acts. 2019 has shaped up to be a busy year for Crow, with tours booked across the country and many more dates to be released along the way. Crow's latest release, "I'm Not Finished," caught much attention throughout the music scene, with new music on the way.
Born on the Corpus Christi Bay with roots in both the deserts of West Texas and the Piney Woods of East Texas, Jack Nelson is a Country artist to keep an eye on. Growing up as a rancher and a teacher’s son really connects him to the working class of America. Nelson was handed his first guitar at the age of four years old and has been making music, entertaining, and reading crowds ever since. Whether it was playing alongside his father during practices for his father’s tejano band as a child, to playing music festivals in his hard rock band in high school, or playing praise and worship music at church every Wednesday night for the youth group. Nelson has always appreciated all types of music, and his history has made him a very diverse musician.
James grew up on cattle ranches in the southwest and has been making his own way through life since he was only 15. Always passionate about songwriting, he's been touring and making music for many years. He has performed in over 20 countries and thousands of cities, while still taking care of his son, Mason.
James has accomplished many wonderful things in his career. He has released 3 successful albums and hit the charts with his songs. Six of his compositions managed to hit Billboard Texas Regional Charts at number one! Today, he is ready to release new music. With his humble spirit, James still has the desire to spread great music with the world. He had the pleasure to perform with some of the greats in country music. He shared the stage with artists like Chris Ledoux, Merle Haggard, Clay Walker, Joe Nichols, Junior Brown, Dale Watson, Robert Earl Keene, Ronnie Dunn, and many more! James is a very honest songwriter, whose music connects with the audience on a much deeper level. Being a single father isn't always easy. James sacrificed his time and career, to make sure he could provide his young son the best possible care. James never gave up showing people that dreams do come true, even if it might take a bit of extra time! According to James, music is important because it can pull a person through life's hardships. With a firm belief in the fact that anything is possible with faith in God and music, James is a positive role model for his audience. His philosophy is simple: we only live once, so we might as well shoot for the stars!
Bryce A. Dicus and the Mercenaries
Bryce Dicus is an Oklahoma boy making his way into the Texas music scene. When Bryce was just 13, his grandfather bought him his first guitar and Bryce has been in love with music ever since. Bryce started playing for church and now has played on stages such as, the legendary Cain's Ballroom and Cheatham Street Warehouse. Heavily influenced by the likes of Cody Johnson, James Lann, Haggard and Akins: Bryce has developed a sound suited for Texas Red Dirt with the soul of 90's classic country.
Bryce and the Mercs are currently working on their sophomore album and you can catch them on the road in states all across the south and mid-west.
Jason Boland and the Stragglers
Jason Boland and the Stragglers
Music is having a moment. Listeners are crying out for something true––some meaty songs that’ll give us some comfort, even as they cut closer to the bone.
Everyone is finally ready for the gritty, thundering country Jason Boland and the Stragglers have sharpened over almost 20+ years’ worth of selling out roomy venues and commanding stages across the nation.
“We’re just trying to make something that we’re proud of,” lead songwriter and vocalist Boland says. “If any more people want to take notice of it, they’re welcome.”
Since coming together in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Boland and his tight knit crew have sold more than half a million albums independently and earned a devoted following that’s swelled far beyond the band’s red dirt roots. At a Stragglers show, oil patch roughnecks, hippies, college kids, and intelligentsia all sway side-by-side like a traveling reincarnation of Austin’s Armadillo World Headquarters in its cosmic cowboy, Willie Nelson heyday.
While the Stragglers draw from rock and folk, make no mistake: they traffic in unfiltered, unfettered honky-tonk, raw and lean.
For 2020, the band is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their debut album Pearl Snaps with a nationwide tour where the band will play the record front to back along with favorites from their extensive catalog. The legendary record was recorded with famed producer Lloyd Maines and behind the success of songs like “Pearl Snaps” “Somewhere Down in Texas” “Proud Souls” and others it quickly became a beloved classic and still continues to be named as a major influence for many of the top artists coming out of the Texas/Oklahoma country music scene.
For nearly 25 years, Reckless Kelly has graced the musical landscape with a high-powered form of Americana, equally rooted in raw passion, refined musicianship, and gritty authenticity. With the dual release of two new albums—American Jackpot and American Girls—the Idaho-bred band presents a beautifully detailed portrait of their beloved country, turning their nuanced songwriting to its many glories and tragedies. While one batch of songs centers on slice-of-life storytelling and the other explores the complexities of human connection, the collective body of work unfolds with a profound and often eye-opening attention to the subtleties of American life. Although Reckless Kelly initially intended to make just one album, the project took on a life of its own once they headed into the studio. “I wanted to produce this one by myself, just to try that out, and I made sure to book plenty of studio time to get it done right,” says Willy. “We ended up moving along really fast, so I pulled out a few more songs and figured we’d end up using them down the road. Before we knew it, we had enough material for two really good records.”
One of many songs penned with Idaho-born singer/songwriter Jeff Crosby, “I Only See You With My Eyes Closed” provides one of American Girls most haunting moments, its intensity heightened by Sexton’s ethereal guitar work. But on “Lost Inside The Groove,” American Girls turns impossibly jubilant, bringing swinging rhythms and a fiery guitar solo to the song’s expression of lovestruck adoration. “Shawn Sahm sent me that song idea, so we worked it out and had him come down and play guitar and Vox Continental organ,” explains Willy, referring to the son of Sir Douglas Quintet/Texas Tornados founder Doug Sahm. Though the two brothers first forged their musical partnership back in Idaho, they later decamped to Bend, Oregon, where they quickly linked up with Jay Nazz. Soon after forming Reckless Kelly (whose name nods to the legend of Australian highwayman Ned Kelly), the three musicians relocated to Austin and rounded out the lineup with bassist Joe Miller and guitarist David Abeyta (who exited the band after the release of Sunset Motel). Over the years, they’ve delivered a string of critically lauded albums, including 2011’s Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love and 2013’s Grammy-winning Long Night Moon.
Jake Bush is an American Singer/Songwriter who has served his country with pride in the U.S Army Reserves based out of Ellington Field in Webster, Tx. With two 5-Song EP’s, 2 Single’s and countless unreleased songs in his vault, is making a name for himself in the Texas Music Scene. Jake has shared the stage with some heroes such as: Cory Morrow, Parker McCollum, Jake Worthington, William Clark Green, Big & Rich, Kyle Hutton, Bri Bagwell, Glen Templeton, Zane Williams, Rich Trevino, and many more. Jake was raised on traditional values and music is everything, there’s no stopping for Jake. C’mon 2020!
Please continue to follow Jake on his climb and keep him in your prayers that God will do what's in his book. God Bless!