2015 Summer in the Sticks Lineup
The Grayson Rogers Band (Cape Coral, Florida)
Grayson Rogers is the epitome of the new country music scene. After forming in March 2012, Grayson Rogers exploded into the country music scene, quenching the thirst of die-hard country music listeners, as well as exposed a vast group of people to a style of music that they probably would never have thought to try.
In September 2014, Grayson’s debut album All Fired Up was released nationwide. Recorded at Playground Recording in Nashville, TN and produced by Julian Sundby, the album delivers an amazing blend of country music infused with rock that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners.
Grayson’s first single, “Party Rocker” was simultaneously released in September 2014, immediately charting in the Top 20 on the PlayMPE charts and later being awarded as “Favorite New Song” in the 2014 SFCM Country Music Awards.
“We’re just blessed to have such amazing fans that support us and believe in us. It’s truly a dream come true… but hold on, because we’re just getting started! We’re determined to take this as far as we can, and then some!” – says Grayson.
Incredibly high energy shows and hit songs makes Grayson Rogers a force to be reckoned with!
Grayson Rogers has opened for or performed with the following artists: The Lacs, Sara Evans, Chris Cagle, Chase Rice, Joe Nicholas, Alan Jackson, Jana Kramer, David Nail, Rodney Atkins, Travis Tritt, Brett Eldredge, Craig Campbell, Aaron Tippen, Dustin Lynch, Eden’s Edge, Coy Taylor, The Band Perry, Cole Swindell, Josh Thompson, Thomas Rhett and Lee Brice.
At just seventeen years of age Jordyn Stoddard has already positioned herself as a triple-threat in the world of music. This youth sings with the soul of a seasoned veteran, strums a signature turquoise guitar, and has years of songwriting under her belt. Stoddard’s debut album “Southern Tide” was released in March of 2015 and the single “Like Me ‘Til You Love Me” is now playing at country radio.
Jordyn Stoddard began honing her musical skills at LaVilla School of the Arts before expanding into songwriting and live performance. Since then, she has performed throughout the Southeast sharing the stage with such country notables as Montgomery Gentry, The Gatlin Brothers, Easton Corbin, Matt Stillwell and Sunday Best and headlining for the PRS Rodeo Tour. Festivals such as the Ham Jam in Green Cove Springs, the Jacksonville Beach Jazz Festival, and the Callahan, Baker County, Clay County and Alachua County fairs have all called on Stoddard to entertain crowds of thousands and locally you’ll find her performing regularly at The Landing, Salt Life, Jack Rabbits, The Brick and Cafe 11. Stoddard also performs the National Anthem for numerous professional and college sporting events.
In the summer of 2014 Jordyn Stoddard teamed up with Grammy Award winning Producer David Hall to record her debut album at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. With several co-writes on the album as well as songs from Nashville’s top songwriters who have a combined 35 #1 singles, the 11-song album promises to be one of the most anticipated independent releases of 2015. Stoddard’s first single will be released digitally and to radio in February 2015 with the full album to follow in March 2015. Radio and concert tours will also commence in early 2015.
Born and raised in Georgia, Josh “Junior” Humphrey is a humble country musician that has played at churches, weddings, local festivals and events, restaurants and bars, and parties. Playing the guitar and singing since he was six years old, Josh’s style is acoustic country and sure to leave you wanting to hear more. Josh writes his own songs but also has a selection of covers. Josh is currently nominated for the 2015 Georgia Country Awards Male Artist of the Year.
Drew Stewart was born in Hampton, Virginia in 1983 and has lived in multiple places before settling down in Griffin, Georgia 18 years ago. Drew began playing piano at age five, guitar at age sixteen, and has picked up multiple instruments along the way. He began writing music from an early age and has spent more than two decades perfecting his craft. He has played multiple venues all over Georgia with musical genres spanning from the fifties until now. His hope is that those who listen to his music don’t just love the melodies, but also absorb the messages.
Gary Ware & Bill Kunst (Milner/Barnesville, GA)
A Barnesville native, Gary has performed at many local events including Buggy Days, Cherry Blossom Festival, charities, churches, and music barns in the local area. He had the opportunity of being on the Nashville Network’s “Be A Star” in the early 90′s and also performed with the late Dewaine T. Bell’s 4U2C community band. He enjoys singing country, southern rock, r&b, and gospel songs.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and fostering a deep love for old muscle cars, Bill spent many days and nights under the hoods of cars learning their ins and outs. His pass for music began early in life during his middle school years where he took band all the way up through high school under the direction of Dewaine T. Bell. After high school, Bill travelled across the country playing in various bands and has shared the stage with Mother’s Finest, Little Big Town, Ted Nugent, and many others. A husband, father, and grandfather, Bill and Gary Ware have been friends for a long time and both share a mutual passion for music and are excited to perform together this year.