Back on Jan. 31, 2010, I put up an article about the Josh Abbott Band. I heard about the group from a press release I received in my email. After I read it, I went to their web site and listened to their music. It wasn’t too hard to see why these guys are sitting high on the Texas Music Chart, and why their second album is No. 3 on the 1Tunes Country Music Albums Chart.
I received a second release about these kids yesterday, and wanted to share it with all of you. I think their popularity is about to extend far beyond Texas, and it wouldn’t surprise me if I turn on my radio real soon and hear Josh Abbott Band singing to me. Here’s what the latest press release had to say:
Texas Country sensation Josh Abbott Band is celebrating the amazing release of his sophomore album She’s Like Texas which soared to the No. 3 spot on the iTunes Country Music Albums Chart right behind Country Music superstars Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift on 2/16 and secured the No. 35 spot on the all-genre iTunes album chart today 2/17. Produced by Erik Herbst, the album features JAB’s fastest rising single to date “She’s Like Texas” which is already a Top 15 hit on the Texas Music Chart and lead off Top 10 smash “All Of A Sudden.”
Josh Abbott heard the incredible news while on stage at his CD release party last night in San Marcos, TX. “I’m extremely floored by the incredible response to the album,” Josh Abbott comments. “There are so many emotions tied into this album. Nearly every song I write is a true story of mine, or of someone I know and I’m excited to share these raw, real life experiences with country music fans.”
2/18/10 – 6:00pm – Tyler, TX – Hastings (4015 South Broadway Avenue 75701)
2/22/10 – 6:00pm – Amarillo, TX – Hastings (2020 Georgia Street South 79109)
2/23/10 – 4:00pm – Lubbock, TX – Hastings (3249 50th St 79413)
The appearances continue as Josh Abbott performs the National Anthem at the Texas Tech men’s basketball home game versus Kansas State on February 23.
In the blink of an eye, Josh Abbott Band has gone from an unknown artist to one of the fastest rising young stars in Texas country. Playing over 250 shows this past year, JAB has been performing to packed houses all across Texas and Oklahoma including Texas hot spots such as Wild West in Lubbock, Cowboys in San Antonio and Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth. The passion and high-energy characteristic of Josh Abbott Band’s performances come through both on stage and in the studio. It’s no wonder why the Josh Abbott Band has quickly become a Texas institution—and why its talents can’t be confined for long to the Lonestar State.
I hope you will all visit Josh Abbott Band’s MySpace page and web site. Let me know what you think of this band. I really like their music, and I think you will, too.
That’s all for this morning – back out in the snow and cold I go. Working in the winter is not fun. I’d rather sit home with a fire in the fireplace, and a good book … oh yes, and a very warm pair of socks!
Have a great day,