From sharing a piano bench with his Grandmother, to opening for Joe Walsh, Dierks Bentley, The Eli Young Band, Wade Bowen, Stoney LaRue, Randy Rogers Band, Cody Canada and the Departed, Reckless Kelly, Aaron Watson and many other great artists… Chance Anderson has realized his fate. This 2007 ‘All American’ graduate has an undeniable talent that stretches far beyond the city limits of Empire, Oklahoma. Although he’s been singing in church since he could talk, his passion for this life was unrealized until he began writing, as a ‘release’, at age 16. This singer/songwriter has had no shortage of hard times in his young life, but says he is thankful for them all… as this is where his inspiration resides. His ‘inspirations’ earned him two nominations for male vocalist of the year, along with songwriter of the year, in the 2007 Payne County Line Awards. Chance’s success isn’t surprising for anyone who has ever heard his music. The reality of his songs combined with the emotion in his voice would have you believing he was a true veteran of life.
Justin Michael Bell is a Country music singer/songwriter. He attends Texas Tech Law School, but spends his summers performing across Texas.
Join us for the Annual Dance & Auction Fundraiser for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Ladies’ Go Texan Round Up.
Net proceeds will benefit the HLSR Junior Market Auctions and Calf Scramble.
Performers are Preston Coly & the Real Country Music Band w/ Guest: Jason Allen.
I have to thank my father for taking me to the Wynona Theater back in 1964 on Main St. in downtown Tomball, Texas to see the movie “Your Cheatin’ Heart”. That’s where it all began. The story of Hank Williams to this day still hangs around in the back of mind along with all of those songs on the album my dear mother bought me at the local grocery store. I ran the needle through that album, wrote down the lyrics on a Big Chief tablet and learned the chords to every song on an old acoustic guitar bigger than me. My father also picked and sang with the owner of the local Western Auto, Sonny Wilcox. I grew up listening to Hank, Merle, George, Johnny and Roger Miller to name a few. I grew up on a farm and experienced the country life where my father would drive back and forth to Houston everyday to provide us with the things necessary for that lifestyle. I learned how to drive in a Chevy pickup he bought at Ford’s Chevrolet. Our old frame house on twenty three acres had everything including a three wheel John Deere tractor. Baby calves and young colts were fed from a bottle. Klein High School FFA would come to our house on field trips to see what real farm life was like. Saturday night dances at Spring Creek Park and Tin Hall listening to Bud and Bud the Hooper Twins and my parents square dancing at the old Humble camp were a common practice. I remember riding my horse bareback down the side of the road singing Dang Me, Hang Me. I’m not officially a songwriter yet, maybe the ideas and memories of past life experiences will someday come out in a song.
You see this band Driftwood was started back in October of 2007. It’s just something I dreamed of doing for a long time. Before that I sang with a local band in LaPorte, Tx. Many thanks to George Dyer for giving me my start on stage. In addition to that I want to thank all the musicians that I have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with. I have learned something from each and every one of you. Thank you. Thanks to all the songwriters and Stormy Cooper and Lyndon Hughes at SC Media for a stellar CD. I also thank God above for allowing me to follow my dreams and passion and sending me my darlin’ wife who supports me 100% and is my biggest fan!
So, although my history does not include songwriting and years of playing on stage, the boys of Driftwood and I will continue to provide our audience with great dance music and do what we love to do; make people dance!
Rooted in the modern folk movement, Little Outfit delivers crafted songwriting with open melodic arrangements and soulful harmonies. Alt-Country/Folk-Rock with Texas swagger.
We are a Houston, Texas band playing our songs about love, loss, good times and bad. Between the four of us, we have played some of the most and least known clubs across the US and Europe. Now after broken bands, relationships, day jobs and records we have something to write about. We recorded our demonstration record in Summer 2014. It will be out November 1st and now we are getting out now to play our music for thirsty people everywhere.
Emerging from the musical Mecca that is Austin, Texas, Sam Sliva is fast becoming an outfit to be reckoned with. Their sophomore effort “…And the People Say” finds Sam and the gang striding a new plane of refinement and tightening of their sound. Sliva’s writing is becoming at once more expansive and focused as a vision. Elements ranging from reggae to folk are brought together and funneled through Sliva’s alternative Americana apparatus to produce a range of handsomely crafted songs that stretch boundaries yet sound at home with one another. Apart from the well-executed cover of Ryan Adams’s “Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight”, it has become more difficult to muster a list of artists that this new batch of songs share a kinship with. Already garnering thousands of fans through radio play, live shows, and social media outreach, “…And the People Say” is sure to expand that fan base and distinguish Sam Sliva & The Good as a unique and promising source of rock from the Lone Star State
Casey James’ musical journey has taken him from Cool, Texas, a dusty town 45 miles west of Fort Worth, to network TV and the “American Idol” finals, to opening shows for Taylor Swift, but it is now with the upcoming release of Strip It Down – a soul-filled blues album with 14 songs written or co-written by James and produced by format innovator Tom Hambridge – that James has reconnected with his red-dirt roots. What permeates every note is the conviction that comes from following your personal path, not expectations. He delivers with a smoky, vocal quality and a burning, lyrical skill with a guitar and what unfolds is a variety of styles all connected directly to that blues base. James funded it all through a one-month Kickstarter campaign, asking his fans to invest in the next step. They came through in a big way and it served as a reminder that even when his path had taken him down difficult roads, he’d made a strong connection with an audience that understood his creative ambitions.
Raised on a dairy farm in Paulding, Ohio, Pete listened to country radio shows while milking the cows as a child. This early exposure to the radio shows grew his passion for country music. He worked as a state trooper and EMS helicopter pilot but ultimately, it was his love of country music that drove him to pursue his dream of performing.
He headed to Nashville in 2002, where he began working with producer Clyde Brooks.Brooks produced Pete’s debut album, “Strong Stuff,” which saw three singles burst onto national charts. The singles “Short For Gone,” “Leavin’ Ain’t As Easy As It Sounds,” and “It Takes A Whole Lot Of Liquor To Like Her” exposed Pete to a wider audience in the US and Europe. “Leavin’ Ain’t As Easy As It Sounds” would go on to dominate international charts for over seven weeks, and became the Number 1 single in Germany. The video of “It Takes A Whole Lot Of Liquor To Like Her” was chosen as a Hot Pick Video on Great American Country (GAC) and received substantial video spins on VH1 Country.
In 2005-2008 Schlegel went on tour with Daryle Singletary and Jeff Carson. During this time, under the direction of Nashville producer Ted Hewitt, Pete completed his sophomore album, “I’m Not Listening.” The first single, “Alcohol Abuse” was released in the summer of that 2006. The single, “You Can’t Bring Her Back” was released in 2008. Both videos can still be seen regularly on GAC and CMT.
After a short hiatus,Pete’s fourth album was released in April of 2014. A collaboration with Grammy nominated Nashville producer Greg Cole, “That’s What I Believe” provided fresh material for radio release, as well as some of Pete’s all-time favorite “true” country songs.
Cole would also produce Pete’s fifth album, “Rusty Ole Halo” (a southern gospel album). The track, “My God” which featured the guest vocals of Darrin Vincent and Aaron McCune attracted the attention of Nashville based Joe Kelly Entertainment and On The Rhodes Entertainment group, who signed Pete in September of 2016 with the intention of releasing and promoting singles from this album, “That’s What I Believe” and his 2017 release “J-Town #realcountryandproud”
Schlegel released his sixth album J-Town #realcountryandproud on February 13, 2017. It includes 10 songs that he has either written or co-written.
Saving Country Music reviewed the new CD with a 1 ¾ GUNS UP (8/10), “A cross between Don Williams and Mark Chesnutt.”
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.