one week ago
- Southern Rock influenced Hillbilly Vegas are back with a brand new 6 song EP they're calling '76. For their second release, the band – led by Steve Harris (vocals and rhythm guitar) Stacy Thornburg (lead guitar, vocals), Johnny Reed (guitar, vocals), Robb Edwards (bass) and Troy Hollinger (drums)– wanted to explore their raucous roots so they headed down to Texas to work with renowned Grammy nominated producer Alex Gerst at Empire Sound.
Now “them boys from Oklahoma" are celebrating the freewheeling spirit of '76 and spreading their 70’s throwback sound all over America. The band’s first single, the fiery “Shake it Like a Hillbilly” landed them the coveted title of 2016 LiftMaster Garage Band. As the 2016 winner, Hillbilly Vegas performed with country star Lee Brice at this year's Coca Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race in Charlotte, NC. The first of many NASCAR and LiftMaster appearances the boys will be making over the next year.
In addition to landing the big gig with LiftMaster, the band did their first full tour in the summer of ’16 that included stops at several high profile festivals. Along the way they also landed several racing and guitar sponsorships. Topping off the good times, Hillbilly Vegas ended their successful summer by signing a 3 year sponsorship deal with Rocky Mountain High Energy drinks. Their second single from ‘76, the crackling party anthem “High Time For a Good Time” is currently being used by Rocky Mountain High in their international ad campaign.
With all the big things happening, the band still believes it’s the music and their simple approach that is the most important ingredient to their success. “We’re all about creating fun, positive energy and memorable music that gives people a good feeling,” says Harris. “I love hearing songs on the radio that stir up feelings that take me back to good times and great places – if we can do that for people, than we've achieved success. We are a hard working bunch of guys who create real music for real people. Every song we write chronicles the experiences and influences of the guys who wrote them. We can't wait to get out there and hug the world's neck and welcome them in to the Hillbilly Vegas family."
Song IPI# BMI# 22360015
Songwriters: Harris / Thornburg / Reed / Edwards / Hollinger
Songwriters’ IPI#: BMI# 00575473418 / 00746654804 / 00440314993 / 00579784767 / 00440322110
Publisher: Stephen Harris Music
Publisher IPI#: BMI# 579784767
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