3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi that formed in 1996. The band rose to international fame with their first single, "Kryptonite", which charted in the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band then signed onto
Republic Records and released their debut album, The Better Life, in 2000. The album was the 11th-best-selling album of the year and was certified 6x platinum in the United States. Their second album, Away from the Sun, (2002) continued the band's success; it debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, went multi-platinum in the United States like its predecessor, and spawned the hits "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You". The band followed it up by extensive touring for two years before releasing their third album, Seventeen Days, in 2005. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum within its first month of release. Their fourth, self-titled album, 3 Doors Down (2008), also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band's fifth studio album, Time of My Life (2011) debuted at No. 3 at the charts.
The band has shared the stage with artists such as Daughtry, Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, Black Stone Cherry,[5] Megadeth, Staind, Nickelback, Three Days Grace, Oleander (band), Alter Bridge, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Shinedown, Hinder, Mentors, ZZ Top,Bob Seger, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Since the start of their career, 3 Doors Down have sold over 20 million albums worldwide.
Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. Since its formation, the band has consisted of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti,
bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips. The band is known for its acclaimed live shows and extensive touring. Named after a bridge that once existed on Alter Road near Tremonti's former home in Detroit, Michigan, Alter Bridge released its debut album, One Day Remains, the same year. Despite mixed reviews, One Day Remains went on to be certified Gold by the RIAA. Driven by the release of the single "Rise Today", the band released its second album, Blackbird, to more positive reviews in 2007, embarking on a successful world tour in support. The album marked the beginning of a longtime collaboration with producer Michael Baskette, who has produced every Alter Bridge album since.In 2010, they released their third album, AB III, While the single "Isolation" became the band's most successful single to date. The band embarked on a world tour in support of AB III from 2010 to 2012. In early 2013 they released their fourth album, Fortress, to further acclaim later that year, also embarking on a world tour, lasting until November 2014. The band released its fifth album, The Last Hero, in October 2016, followed by a European tour.
Banks & Steelz is the collaborative effort between American musician Paul Banks (Interpol) and American rapper RZA
(Wu-Tang Clan). The duo began making music together in 2011 and began recording a full album in 2013. They released their debut studio album, Anything But Words, on August 26, 2016 through Warner Bros. Records.
Established in 2010, Bella Cain has become one of the largest and most "in-demand" Top 40 Country Groups in the region. Equipped with their own tour bus, trucks, production
and staff, they are performing over 120 shows a year and playing in multiple states. With over 23 members in the band, that include: Musicians, Dancers, Sound and Light Engineers, Techs/Crew, Merchandise Staff and Drivers. Performing at every major musical event, arena, venue, club, country bar, honky tonk, casino, outdoor music festival, corporate event and concert across the Midwest they can be seen rock'n the stages of Country Thunder, Country USA, SummerFest, FM106 and US-99 Sponsored Events, Navy Pier, WI State Fair, Allstate Arena, Bradley Center as well as headlining many fairs and private festivals in IL, WI, IN and MI just to name a few.
Brantley Gilbert is an American country music singer, songwriter and record producer from Jefferson, Georgia. He was originally signed to Colt Ford's label, Average Joes Entertainment, where he released Modern Day Prodigal Son
and Halfway to Heaven. He is now signed to the Valory division of Big Machine Records where he has released two studio albums — a deluxe edition of Halfway to Heaven and Just as I Am and eleven country chart entries, four of which have gone to number one. He also wrote Jason Aldean's singles "My Kinda Party" and "Dirt Road Anthem".
Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group.[2] Because of his unorthodox approaches to song composition and arrangement and
mastery of recording techniques, he is widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and influential creative forces in popular music by critics and musicians alike.
Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels (born October 28, 1936) is an American multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, and singer, known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for his number one country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", and multiple other songs he has written and performed. Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. Daniels was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
Jason Farris Brown, known professionally as Colt Ford, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He has released four albums via Average Joes Entertainment, which he
co-founded. Ford has charted six times on the Hot Country Songs charts, and co-wrote (with Brantley Gilbert) "Dirt Road Anthem", a song on his 2008 album Ride Through the Country, which Jason Aldean later covered on his My Kinda Party album.
Dashboard Confessional is an American rock band from Boca Raton, Florida, led by singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba. The name of the band is derived from the song "The Sharp Hint of New Tears" off their debut album, The Swiss Army Romance. The band's style is emo that takes the sound of
indie rock and acoustic rock.
The Drive-By Truckers are an alternative country/Southern rock band based in Athens, Georgia, though two of five current members (Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley) are originally from The Shoals region of northern Alabama, and the band strongly identifies with Alabama. The band currently consists of Mike Cooley (lead vocals, guitar, banjo), Patterson Hood (lead vocals, guitar), Brad Morgan (drums),
Jay Gonzalez (keys, guitar, accordion, backing vocals), and Matt Patton (bass guitar, backing vocals). Like many alternative country acts, the Drive-By Truckers record in analog (using 2 inch, 16-track open-reel tape recorders). The band's constant touring has developed its dedicated following.
Foreigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.
Jones came up with the band's name as he, McDonald and Dennis Elliott were British, while Gramm, Al Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi were American.[1][2] Their biggest hit single, "I Want to Know What Love Is", topped the United Kingdom and United States Charts among others. They are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records,[3] including 37.5 million albums in the US alone.
You may remember Ira Dean as the"wild", "untamed", "crazy", "energetic" bass player of the country trio TRICK PONY but since leaving the group in 2008, Ira has proven that strength doesn't always come in numbers.... He started his solo career in July of 2011.
He's also a hit songwriter and a session singer. He did the horn arrangements on Hank Williams Jr.'s The Almeria Club Recordings album, and background vocals for Johnny Cash, in the studio with members of the famed Carter Family. And, with the release of Ira Dean most recent project "It's About Time", he's a solo recording artist with an album of full-throttle country rockers and honest ballads. It also gave him the opportunity to collaborate with Ronnie Milsap, Montgomery Gentry, Lee Roy Parnell, Jeffery Steele, and Colt Ford on the song "Nothin' To Do 'Round Here."
Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust
in the Wind". The band has produced eight gold albums, three multi-platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, The Best of Kansas), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling single, "Dust in the Wind". Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the 1970s and 1980s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. "Carry On Wayward Son" was the second-most-played track on US classic rock radio in 1995 and No. 1 in 1997.
Memphis May Fire is an American metalcore band formed in Dallas, Texas and currently signed to Rise Records. Formed in 2006, they have released five studio albums and two EP's to date. Their fourth album, Unconditional,
debuted at No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 and atop the Alternative Albums chart.
Playing the Southeast Missouri scene since 2005, the Mike Renick Band is a blend of jazz, funk, and rock...all rolled up into rhythmic driven, toe-tapping grooves. If you're looking for great stage energy and are ready to dance, you've got the perfect fit with the Mike Renick Band.
Members: Mike Renick Bryan West Chris Deusinger Ian Bolton Drew Koeppel
Montgomery Gentry is an American country music duo composed of vocalists Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, both natives of Kentucky. The two began performing in the
1990s as part of two different bands with Montgomery's brother, John Michael Montgomery. Although Gentry won a talent contest in 1994, he reunited with Eddie Montgomery after Gentry was unable to find a solo record deal, and Montgomery Gentry was formed in 1999. The duo is known for its Southern rock influences, and has collaborated with Charlie Daniels, Toby Keith, Five for Fighting, and members of The Allman Brothers Band.
Montgomery Gentry released six studio albums for Columbia Records' Nashville division: Tattoos & Scars (1999), Carrying On (2001), My Town (2002), You Do Your Thing (2004), Some People Change (2006), and Back When I Knew It All (2008) and a Greatest Hits package. These albums have produced more than twenty chart singles for the duo on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the number 1 hits "If You Ever Stop Loving Me", "Something to Be Proud Of", "Lucky Man", "Back When I Knew It All" and "Roll with Me". Ten more of their songs have reached top 10 on the country charts, including the number 3 hit "Gone", the most played country song by a duo in 2005. Tattoos & Scars, My Town and You Do Your Thing are all certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In 1999, they were awarded Favorite New Artist-Country at the American Music Awards. Both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association named them Duo of the Year in 2000, an award for which they have been nominated by both associations in every year since. In 2009, they were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
SHAED is a head­bobbing pop project comprised of multi­instrumentalist twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst and powerhouse vocalist Chelsea Lee. Lee's vocals weave divinely through the Ernst twin's pop­sensible production that can make anyone move. Their debut single, "Just
Wanna See", is a genre bending slow jam that has received international praise and favorable comparisons to bands like Florence & The Machine, Sia, Justin Timberlake, and Sylvan Esso.
Tesla is an American rock band formed in Sacramento, California in late 1981 by bassist Brian Wheat and guitarist
Frank Hannon as City Kidd. Lead vocalist Jeff Keith, drummer Troy Luccketta and guitarist Tommy Skeoch joined them by 1984. By 1986, the band had changed its direction under a new name: "Tesla". By 1990, the band started showing signs of wear, with the introduction of drummer, Stefano Pasta taking the throne for Luccketta for a brief period until his own departure for personal reasons. They have sold 14 million albums in the United States.
Theory of a Deadman is Canadian a rock band from Delta, British Columbia. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. The band also includes traits of other music styles, such as country and acoustic, as well as their post-grunge and alternative rock base.
They have had a total of eight top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including two No. 1 hits, "Bad Girlfriend" and "Lowlife".
Wade Bowen is an American Texas Country/Red Dirt singer from Waco, Texas. Bowen was a member of the band West 84 with friend Matt Miller, before the band was re-aligned in 2001. He released his first album in 2002, Try Not To Listen, which became a
regional hit in Texas.He released his first live album 2003 and another studio album in 2006. In 2008 he released If We Ever Make It Home, his biggest success to date. On November 21, 2009 Wade Bowen recorded his second live album at the famous Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth, Texas. The album was released on April 27, 2010 as a CD/DVD combo.
All Time Low is an American rock band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band
currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. The band's name is taken from lyrics in the song "Head on Collision" by New Found Glory.[6][7] The band consistently tours year-long, has headlined numerous tours, and has appeared at music festivals including Warped Tour, Reading and Leeds and Soundwave. Beginning as a high school band, the band released their debut EP The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End EP in 2004 through local label Emerald Moon. Since then the band has released six studio albums: The Party Scene (2005), So Wrong, It's Right (2007), Nothing Personal (2009), Dirty Work (2011), Don't Panic (2012) and Future Hearts (2015). All Time Low released their first live album, Straight to DVD, in 2010, and will release their second live album, Straight to DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts, on September 9, 2016.
August Burns Red is an American Christian metalcore band from Manheim, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2003, the group began their first performances while a majority of the members were attending their senior year of high
school, and soon began playing shows around Lancaster, before being signed to CI Records. Afterwards, they were signed to Solid State Records, and most recently to Fearless Records. Prominent features of their music include heavy breakdowns and odd-meter riffs as well as often lyrics covering topics such as depression, social tolerance, and grief at the death of a loved one. The group's latest album, Found in Far Away Places, was released on June 29, 2015. On December 7, 2015, "Identity," the second single from Found in Far Away Places, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category.
Bayside is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2000, currently consisting of lead vocalist/guitarist Anthony Raneri, lead guitarist Jack O'Shea, bassist Nick Ghanbarian, and drummer Chris Guglielmo. Since their formation, the group has released seven full- length albums, with their debut, Sirens and Condolences, in
2004, and the release of 2005's follow-up, Bayside, launching the band into mainstream success. The band released four more albums: The Walking Wounded (2007), Shudder (2008), Killing Time (2011), and Cult (2014), which peaked at #24 on the US Billboard charts. The group's latest full-length album, Vacancy, was released on August 19, 2016, with mostly positive reviews.
In 2000 Brand New formed in Merrick, New York. The band signed to Triple Crown Records and in 2001 released their debut studio album, Your Favorite Weapon. Their second album, Déjà Entendu, was released in 2003 and marked a stylistic change for the band. The album's first two singles,
"The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" and "Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades", both received airplay on MTV2 and Fuse TV, entering the top 40 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart. Deja Entendu was eventually certified gold in the United States. Brand New moved to Interscope Records and released The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me in 2006. "Jesus", also known as "Jesus Christ", became their highest charting single in the US, peaking at number 30 on the Alternative Songs chart. In March 2008, the band started their own record label, named Procrastinate! Music Traitors. Their fourth album, Daisy, was released in 2009 and became their highest charting album in the US, reaching number six on the Billboard 200. The band have been working on new material for some time, releasing new single "Mene" in April 2015 followed by "I Am a Nightmare" a year later in May 2016. A new album was scheduled for release in 2016, but has since been delayed to 2017. Recent T-shirt designs and lyric book inserts hint at the band possibly breaking up in 2018
Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, founded in 1999 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel. Despite significant lineup changes, the band's musical style and lyrical content has remained consistent, with Burnley serving as the primary composer and lead vocalist since the band's inception. The band has commonly been noted for its formulaic hard rock tendencies with
angst-heavy lyrics, swelling choruses, and "crunching" guitars. In the United States alone, the band has sold more than 7 million units and yielded three RIAA-certified platinum records, two gold records, and several certified singles, including one multi-platinum, three platinum, and three gold. The band has also produced one number one record on the Billboard 200.
Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry (1999) and Time Bomb (2001), before dissolving in 2002. In 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and
lead guitarist Keith Nelson reformed Buckcherry with a new lineup and released a new album in 2006, 15. It contained Buckcherry's biggest crossover hits to date, "Crazy Bitch", and their first Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit, "Sorry". Their fourth album, Black Butterfly, was released in 2008, and their fifth album, All Night Long, was released in 2010. Buckcherry released their sixth album, Confessions, in 2013.
BCherub, stylized as CHERUB, is an electro-indie duo from Nashville, Tennessee formed in 2010 consisting of Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber. They are currently signed to Columbia Records.
Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber met at Nashville's water
park Nashville Shores whilst riding boogie boards in the wave pool. Kelley and Huber both attended Middle Tennessee State University and studied music tech and business. They were friends for five years before starting CHERUB. The duo uses Reason, Pro Tools, and Ableton software to produce their music. In February 2014, their single "Doses and Mimosas" charted at number 43 on Billboard's Rock Airplay chart and at number 23 on the Alternative Songs chart. Doses and Mimosas also topped The Hype Machine chart and has more than 5.4 million YouTube views. The duo's debut album, Year of the Caprese, was released on May 27 on Columbia Records. They will also be going on tour in Fall of 2016 to debut their upcoming album, "Bleed Gold, Piss Excellence".
Corey Smith is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Smith's first album, "Undertones", contains one of his most requested songs, titled "Twenty One." The second album
Corey released is titled "In the Mood". Corey Smith made the songs on this record similar to his first one because of the response he got from fans who welcomed the booze-driven lyrics. Corey Smiths' third album, "The Good Life", was written and released in 2005. The album is titled after Corey's song "The Good Life". Corey completed his fourth album, "Hard-Headed Fool" in 2007, followed by his fifth album, "Keeping Up with the Joneses", in November 2009. His next album titled "The Broken Record" was released on June 21, 2011 on Average Joes Entertainment. "The Broken Record" debuted on the Billboard Country Chart at #17, his highest charting debut to date. In October 2012, Corey released his first live album, "Live In Chattanooga". On December 2, 2014, he released "Maysville in the Meantime", an acoustic album. On June 23, 2015 Smith released "While the Gettin' is Good", his first album with Sugar Hill Records.
Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo (Pantera), guitarist Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), guitarist Bobby
Landgraf (Honky), bassist Pat Bruders (Goatwhore), and drummer Jimmy Bower (Crowbar, Eyehategod, and Superjoint Ritual). Since their formation, Down has gone on hiatus twice. To date, Down has released five studio albums. The first three were LPs entitled NOLA (1995), Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow (2002), and Down III: Over the Under (2007). In 2008,[2] the band began working on additional material, which resulted in two EPs entitled Down IV – Part I, released in September 2012 and Down IV – Part II, released in May 2014.
Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.
The band originated from Chicago's hardcore punk scene, with which all members were involved at one point. The group was formed by Wentz and Trohman as a pop punk side project of the members' respective hardcore bands, and Stump joined shortly thereafter. The group went through a succession of drummers before landing Hurley and recording the group's debut album, Take This to Your Grave (2003). The album became an underground success and helped the band gain a dedicated fanbase through heavy touring, as well as some moderate commercial success. Take This to Your Grave has commonly been cited as an influential blueprint for pop punk music in the 2000s. With Wentz as the band's lyricist and Stump as the primary composer, the band's 2005 major-label breakthrough, From Under the Cork Tree, produced two hit singles, "Sugar, We're Goin Down" and "Dance, Dance," and went double platinum, transforming the group into superstars and making Wentz a celebrity and tabloid fixture. Fall Out Boy received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2006 Grammy Awards. The band's 2007 follow-up, Infinity on High, landed at number one on the Billboard 200 with 260,000 first week sales. It produced two worldwide hit singles, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" and "Thnks fr th Mmrs." Folie à Deux, the band's fourth album, created a mixed response from fans and commercially undersold expectations. Following the release of Believers Never Die – Greatest Hits, the band took a hiatus from 2009 to 2012 to "decompress," exploring various side projects. The band regrouped and recorded Save Rock and Roll (2013), which gave the band its second career number one and produced the top 20 single "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)." The group's sixth studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho (2015), released worldwide on Island Records, was preceded by the top 10 hit "Centuries" and also spawned the single "Uma Thurman" which peaked at 22 on Hot 100. The album peaked at No. 1, making it the band's third No. 1 album and the group's fifth consecutive top 10 album.
Jason Boland & The Stragglers are an American Red Dirt/ Texas Country band featuring Harrah, Oklahoma, native Jason Boland (lead vocalist and guitar), Cody Angel (guitar, pedal steel, resonator guitar), Brad Rice (percussion), Grant Tracy (bass), and Nick Worley (fiddle and mandolin).

Kill Devil Hill is a heavy metal supergroup founded in 2011 by drummer Vinny Appice (former Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and Dio), bassist Rex Brown (former Pantera and
Down), guitarist Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg (former Pissing Razors). The band is named after the town of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, a location renowned from pirating days. The band's sound has been described as "heavy and modern without succumbing to typical contemporary hardcore trappings – indecipherable vocals or overused blast beats." Kill Devil Hill released their self-titled album in May 2012.
The Menzingers is an American punk rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2009, the band released a 4-song EP titled "Hold On Dodge" through Red Scare
Industries. Early in 2010, the band did a brief stint with Anti-Flag. April 13 saw the release of their second full length, "Chamberlain Waits", through Red Scare Records. In March and April they also toured in support of Against Me!.
On May 17, 2011 they announced that they had signed to Epitaph Records.
They released On the Impossible Past on February 20, 2012, and it was met with critical acclaim. A music video was shot and released for the song "Nice Things." On the Impossible Past went on to be voted "Album Of The Year" 2012 for both Absolutepunk.net and Punknews.org. It was also voted "Album Of The Year" by RockZone magazine in Spain. The Menzingers released a split 7" EP with The Bouncing Souls in November 2013. Both bands released a new original song on the split, along with a cover of one of the other band's songs. The Menzingers covered Kate is Great from The Bouncing Souls, and The Bouncing Souls covered Burn After Writing from On the Impossible Past.
On Nov 29, 2013, while performing at the Bowery Ballroom, Greg Barnett said that the band had just come out of the studio. The new album, Rented World, was released on April 22, 2014. A music video for a song from the new album, "In Remission", was released on February 18, 2014
The band spent 2014 and 2015 touring North America, Europe, and Australia with a variety of acts as both support and a headline act, including The Smith Street Band, Off With Their Heads, Lemuria, Chumped, Taking Back Sunday, mewithoutYou, Pianos Become the Teeth, letlive., and others.
Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest (2000). The group's
success continued with their gold album Lovehatetragedy (2002), their platinum album Getting Away with Murder (2004), The Paramour Sessions (2006), Metamorphosis (2009), Time for Annihilation (2010), The Connection (2012), and F.E.A.R. (2015). Papa Roach has sold more than 20 million album copies worldwide and are known for their songs "Last Resort", "Between Angels and Insects", "She Loves Me Not", "Getting Away with Murder", "Scars", "Forever", "Lifeline", and "Face Everything and Rise".
Reckless Kelly is an Austin, Texas based Americana/Texas Country band. The band was formed in Idaho, but moved to
Austin in January 1997. Their name was inspired by Australian bushranger Ned Kelly.
Rex Robert Brown is an American musician and author, who is best known as having been the longtime bassist for the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling, now defunct band Pantera (1982–2003). He is a former member of Down
(2001–2011), and is currently the bassist for the band Kill Devil Hill.
Stoney LaRue is a Texas Country/Red Dirt artist. Born in Taft, Texas, LaRue was raised in Southeastern Oklahoma and began playing country music at a young age. LaRue moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, and began to play in
the various bars around the college town, as well as his brother, Bo Phillips. He befriended Jason Boland and Cody Canada and the three moved into the infamous "Yellow House" where they would have late night jam sessions and entertain other various musicians around the town, like Mike McClure and Brandon Jenkins. LaRue was heavily influenced by Woody Guthrie, Bob Childers, and the "Red Dirt" music scene. In 2002, LaRue led The Organic Boogie Band and released Downtown, recorded in private sessions at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa. LaRue's 2005 follow-up, The Red Dirt Album, reached the Billboard sales charts in it's debut week. The next year, Stoney released his first live record Live at Billy Bob's Texas. LaRue sang backing vocals on Miranda Lambert's 2013 single "All Kinds of Kinds."
Turnpike Troubadours is an American Red Dirt group from Oklahoma composed of Evan Felker, R.C. Edwards, Kyle Nix,
Ryan Engelman and Gabe Pearson. They are signed to Bossier City Records and have released three studio albums since 2007. Their 2012 album Goodbye Normal Street peaked at number 57 on the Billboard 200. Turnpike Troubadours lead singer Evan Felker contributed "Peace and Happiness" to Austin-based Eight 30 Records' Cold and Bitter Tears: The Songs of Ted Hawkins in 2015.