Hold on to your saddles country fans, The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla. is excited to announce that A Thousand Horses, Brian Callihan and Uncle Kracker will entertain thousands of fans at The 2019 Suwannee River Jam.
The 2019 Suwannee River Jam (SRJ), set for May 1-4, 2019 has already announced some of America’s best and legendary country artists …Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, Chase Rice, Clint Black, Gretchen Wilson, Craig Campbell and Frankie Ballard! The addition of A Thousand Horses, Uncle Kracker and up and coming country artist Brian Callihan makes this one of the best ever Suwannee River Jams!
A Thousand Horses, known for their leap into country music in the group’s debut single “Smoke,” which made Country Aircheck history as the highest debut for a new artist and solidified the band (with at least three members) as the first this decade to score a #1 with its first single on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. America’s bonafide band of brothers, A Thousand Hoses delivers an authentic fusion of Southern rock with contemporary country mixed with rowdy jams. The group’s tough-as-nails new track, “My Time’s Comin,” is the first look at the forthcoming second album, Starting Fires, produced by Grammy award winner Dave Cobb. A Thousand Horses has landed multiple awards’ show nominations, most recently vying for the title of New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year at the 52nd Annual ACM Awards. The band’s debut album, Southernality, blends Southern rock with the influential sounds of The Black Crowes and Rollin Stones’Exile on Maine Street era, followed by the band’s 6-track EP, Bridges, which included the working-man’s anthem, “Preachin to the Choir.” After opening for country powerhouse Jason Aldean and a string of performances in the UK, A Thousand Horses has headlines shows across the US and served as direct support on Kid Rock’s 2018 American Rock N Roll Tour. For more information about A Thousand Horses, visit www.AThousandHorses.com.
Uncle Kracker is known for his simple but rather timeless philosophy – “I really subscribe to this mindset of just having fun,” he affirms. “That’s what it’s always about. It’s the train that I’m forever on. The way I feel is if I’m enjoying it, it’s really worth doing.” Uncle Kracker takes this theory with him as he travels the music circles performing with artists like Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra and Eve 6. He’s been a charismatic presence and chief collaborator in Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band, is a singer, songwriter and performer also known as Matthew Shafer who now has a solo career entertaining. He’s had such hits as Double Wide (double-platinum), went #1 with “Follow Me,” had gold status with “No Stranger to Shame,” spawned cross-format hits such as “In a Little While” and the powerful cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away” which set a Billboard record for most weeks at #1 on any chart. His career has racked up even more accolades with other recordings and tours, TV appearances and traveling the nation entertaining. Check his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/unclekrackerofficial/.
Brian Callihan is a Georgia born and bred country boy who began singing when he was just a child. By age 15 he was singing two -hour shows in a local bar! As he grew into manhood Brian was writing songs, learned to play the guitar and soon moved to Nashville to seek a career in country music. He’s found that career while working manual labor all the while playing gigs nights and weekends. Brian currently has a publishing and recording contract and is working on an EP. This country singer has a unique voice that keeps you listening! One of his own songs, “Lie,” will have you laughing and shaking your head! Check him out online at www.facebook.com/briancallihanmusic/.
In addition to this terrific lineup, winners so far in the Suwannee River Jam Auditions who will perform on the Amphitheater and Music Hall Stages and other stages at the SOSMP are Creekside Band (Pierson, Ga. ), Doc Adams Band (Dixie & Levy counties), Savannah Faith Band (St. Pete), Justin Spivey Band (Axton, Ga.), Dylan Gerard and his band (Jacksonville), Diamond Dixie Band (Orlando) and a trio of Katie O (13 of Jacksonville), Sadie Miller (10 of Branford) and Brooke Spencer (10 of Jacksonville). Fat Tractor Band (Tampa) is a Wildcard in the event of an opening for a band. Finals for the solo/duo artists is March 8 at SOSMP where six top scoring artists will be chosen to perform at the SRJ. Those finalists March 8 are Brandon Adams (Saint Augustine), Cheyenne Graft Brigham (O’Brien), Nolan Hamm (Bushnell), Sarah Trimm (Live Oak), a duo of Stephen Quinn and Gabe Bullard (Jacksonville), Macey Mac (Ocala), Godiva (Jacksonville), Ashley Holbrook (Orange Park) and Samuel Herb (Nashville, TN). The final band audition that same night will produce at least two more bands to perform at the SRJ.
If you would like to rent one of the beautiful cabins, a spot to park your RV/camper, primitive camp for one of the many exciting events such as the Suwannee River Jam, purchase tickets or if you just need additional info, please call the SOSMP at 386-364-1683, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.musicliveshere.com. The SOSMP is located 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 at the beautiful Suwannee River off US 129 at 3076 95th Drive in Live Oak, Fla. We think you are going to love the 2019 Suwannee River Jam!