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At its core, WARRANT is an American rock band through and through. Hitting it big in 1989, the Hollywood, CA based band rose through the ranks of the local Sunset Strip scene to the level of multiplatinum selling, chart-topping success. The band first came into the national spotlight with their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich.
WARRANT’s sophomore album Cherry Pie was released in September 1990. This album, which spawned MTV & Radio hits went on to sell 3 million copies, reaching Platinum sales in Canada and Australia. Over the course of their career, WARRANT has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The song “Cherry Pie” has taken on a pop culture life of its own, being featured in countless movies, TV shows, commercials and the hugely popular video game Guitar Hero II.
JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY
With a musical career that spans twelve albums and a greatest hits package, John Michael Montgomery’s overwhelming contribution to the country music format includes hits such as “I Swear,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “Sold (the Grundy County Auction Incident)” and “Life’s A Dance,” among many others. He’s earned 15 number one singles, sold over 16 million albums and received numerous industry and fan-voted awards, including a Grammy Award, CMA Awards, ACM Awards and American Music Awards.
Sammy Kershaw has released 10 studio albums, with three RIAA platinum certifications and two gold certifications among them. More than 25 singles have entered Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the number one hit "She Don't Know She's Beautiful" and 10 more Top 10 hits: "Cadillac Style", "Anywhere but Here", "Haunted Heart", "Queen of My Double-Wide Trailer", "I Can't Reach Her Anymore", "National Working Woman's Holiday", "Third Rate Romance", "Meant to Be", "Vidalia", and "Love of My Life".
The "Hardest Working Man in Country Music," Aaron Tippin's honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience. He has more than 30 charted singles on the Billboard Hot Country chart which include "You've Got To Stand For Something," "My Blue Angel," "Working Man's Ph. D.," "The Call Of The Wild," "I Got It Honest," "That's As Close As I'll Get To Loving You," "For You I Will," "Kiss This" and "Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly."
Saving Abel was formed in 2004 and features a Southern Rockin Tennessippi sound. Performing almost 300 dates a year in a variety of locations all over the country from the Machine Shop to Whiskey A GoGo and all size venues from intimate acoustic bars to festival arenas.
They are a perennial fan favorite as down to earth, approachable guys who support autism awareness and our military veterans. They've traveled to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay as part of USO tours and played festivals such as Rocklahoma, Rock on the Range, Sturgis Throttle Fest, EarthDayBirthDay and Daytona Bike Week. Saving Abel has appeared on the Yahoo Live Concert series twice in the last year.
Some of their most popular songs during performances are Addicted, The Sex is Good, Bringing Down the Giant and Miss America.
The Texas newcomer’s original and raucous sound combined with his soulful lyrics make him an undeniable country-rock artist. He has collaborated with numerous award-winning songwriters such as Rivers Rutherford, Chris Stapleton, Shane McAnally, Eric Paslay, Nathan Chapman, Ross Copperman, Don Cook and Mark Wright. He has toured with the likes of Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Toby Keith and Miranda Lambert among others. He has also performed multiple times on the legendary stage of the Grand Ole Opry.
He signed with Show Dog-Universal Music in 2011 and released his debut single “Hunt You Down” from his album JT Hodges, which charted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. The follow up single “Goodbyes Made You Mine” raced up the charts and the music video quickly racked up more than one million views; the song continues to be a fan favorite. Another single off the album “Sleepy Little Town” spent two weeks at #1 on Sirius/XM’s The Highway. That same year Hodges was nominated as a semi-finalist in the New Artist of the Year category for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards.