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About the ArtistThis ain't Mall Country.
To put it simply: This band is NUTS.
Yeah, in a good way, but keep an eye on 'em nevertheless.
It's not a word you'd associate with today's watered-down, pop-friendly country music. But when Chad Kessner careens around the stage belting out Waylon's "I've Always Been Crazy", it's not just a tribute to a fallen outlaw; it's a testimonial from a man that's been there and back.
Just how insane are The Concrete Cowboys?
- Crazy enough to enter the prestigious Ponderosa Battle of the Bands as their 1st show ever, and beat out 28 other bands over the course of a month.
- Crazy enough to fly to Nashville six months after forming with a handful of CDs and knock on doors up and down Music Row.
- Crazy enough to attempt and achieve radio airplay on Portland's KUPL, the biggest country station in the state with a self-produced "demo" recorded in a marble slab warehouse.
- Just certifiable enough to tackle the country music world's youth-obsessed culture with a line-up that ranges from age 24 to 60, including 9-time state champion fiddle goddess Katie Keller.
There ain't no rookies in this band, but there's enough frenzied energy in their live show to knock a few sub woofers off the stage, so the first few rows beware: You're not dealing with normal people here.
Reached 54th in Best of Country chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 15 weeks.
Reached 35th in Best of Country chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 24 weeks.
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Top 40 in Traditional Country, November 2011
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Top 40 in Traditional Country, January 2011
Top 40 in Traditional Country, December 2010