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102.5 The Bull Presents: Jon Pardi

“All I ever wanted to do coming to Nashville was to write rowdy, in-your-face, straight country music,” says Jon Pardi, “and that’s what this album is.”

Pardi’s high-energy approach, perfected on stages throughout his native California, has its stamp all over his Capitol Records Nashville debut. Just as importantly, that energy is applied to music rooted in songwriting legend Harlan Howard’s adage that country is three chords and the truth.

“If you can take a piece of life and put it in a song,” says Pardi, “it’s going to be a good song—especially if it’s from the heart.”

Life and love, truth and energy wind their way all through his debut album, which showcases a young artist who is clearly no ordinary newcomer. Few artists hit stride as quickly and as forcefully as he has, and his fellow artists have been among the first to take note.

“People ask me who I’d like to open up for,” he says with a smile, “but I’ve been lucky enough to have opened for several artists I look up to.”

It’s a list that includes Alan Jackson,…

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Backroad Anthem

Backroad Anthem is a country rock band that captivates audiences with their unique style and undeniable chemistry made obvious through their original music and high-energy onstage performances. The six-man group based out of Fayetteville, AR established the vision for their band in October 2012 and have dedicated themselves to “doing” country music their way ever since.

In just its first six months of being a band, Backroad Anthem has opened for artists such as Casey Donahew Band, Dustin Lynch, and Eli Young Band. In June, the band will share the stage with Toby Keith and Luke Bryan at the Thunder Mountain Country Music Festival. Backroad will also release their first EP on May 2, 2013, which will include 5 songs and 2 live bonus tracks.

The band started as a group of acquaintances with a common love for music, but by the end of their first performance the band knew they had caught lightening in a bottle. With the ability to play off each other, engaging a crowd came naturally and they quickly found the identity and sound they desired to express to fans. “With these pieces in place, we’ll be able to build a fan base that will fall in…

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Confederate Railroad

Confederate Railroad

Confederate Railroad

Confederate Railroad first rolled onto the national country music scene in the early 90s with its unique style and sound.

Headed by founder and frontman Danny Shirley, the former backup band for both David Allan Coe and Johnny Paycheck got their big break by signing with Atlantic Records. The first single from their debut album (“Confederate Railroad”) was “She Took It Like A Man”. It went to No. 26, a preview of what was to come. “The next two singles, “Jesus and Mama” and “Queen of Memphis” went to the top of the charts. Three more huge hits followed, “Trashy Women”, “When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back”, and “She Never Cried”. “Trashy” would lead to a Grammy nomination and become their signature song. That album with six hits and nearly three million sales brought Confederate the Academy of Country Music’s Best New Group Award in 1993 as well as numerous nominations from the Country Music Association and the British Country Music Foundation.

The second album, “Notorious”, produced one of the group’s most popular songs “Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind” which became a No. One video as well. “Elvis and Andy” and “Summer in Dixie” would…

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Riley Green w/ Murphy Elmore

Riley Green

A love for making people feel at home and entertained is what motivates Riley Green to write songs and perform every time he gets a chance. Born in Jacksonville, Al. on Oct. 18, 1988, Riley is the youngest of three children and has always been the entertainer of the family.
Riley started playing guitar at age 10 and started writing music at age 14. He wrote his first song in 2007. “Escalade”, “Dream Girl”, and “Sandy Beaches”, like many of his early songs, were inspired by a young man’s quest to get girls.

 

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Dylan Scott

Dylan Scott

Dylan Scott is an American country music singer-songwriter. Scott is signed to Curb Records. Scott’s debut single, “Makin’ This Boy Go Crazy”, was released in June 2013. Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three and a half stars out of five, writing that “the native Louisianan can really rumble when he reaches down to hit the low notes, but his performance won’t leave female fans tingling like the greats.” It charted for ten weeks on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, peaking at number 54 in April 2014. The song’s music video premiered on CMT in December 2013.

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Trotline

Trotline. Originating in south Georgia in 1997, Trotline has become the most popular southern rock/country band in the southeast today. Their unique blend of rock and country makes them a must have band for any event.

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Show of the Week – Jamey Johnson

Show of the Week - Jamey Johnson

REAL country music comes to Birmingham and Avondale Brewing Co. with Jamey Johnson  performing live on June 4th!!!

Jamey Johnson is an award-winning singer-songwriter rose to the top of country music through fierce dedication to his craft and a never-give-up attitude. A life-long musician and performer, this former Marine first made his name in Music City as a songwriter. Never content, however, to remain behind the scenes, Johnson never gave up his on his dream of becoming a successful recording artist and performer.

With two critically-acclaimed albums under his belt, a truckload of awards and nominations, and sold-out performances in venues that keep getting bigger and bigger, Johnson is a welcomed throw-back to artists like Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams.

Origins and Early Musical Experiences

Born on July 14, 1975 in Enterprise, AL and raised in nearby Montgomery, Johnson was heavily influenced as a kid by the musical legends of his home state, including Hank Williams, Vern Gosdin, Alan Jackson and Alabama. He was also a big Waylon Jennings fan. Johnson grew up poor, but music was always a part of his family’s life. His first…

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4 Wheel Drive feat. Jon Langston, Cole Taylor, Jordan Rager & Travis Denning

4 Wheel Drive feat. Jon Langston, Cole Taylor, Jordan Rager & Travis Denning

Jon Langston. He has played venues in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina, and has had the opportunity to be the opening act for artists such as; Chase Rice and Corey Smith.

Cole Taylor. Cole Taylor has quickly become an in-demand country songwriter, with Florida Georgia Line, Rodney Atkins, Chase Rice and others lining up to record his songs.

Jordan Rager. He was a member of Team Blake on season 2 of NBC’s “The Voice”, and in 2013, Jordan toured along side of Justin Moore, Randy Houser, and Josh Thompson on the “Off The Beaten Path” tour.

Travis Denning.  MidGaLive.com states, “Definitely, Middle Georgia’s next big export!…This dude is going to be the next Keith Urban…” and with good reason to back it up.

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