Country Music Songwriters in the Round featuring Todd Cowart, Scott Brantley, members of Holman Autry Band, Josh Bricker & more
Holman Autry Band
Scott Brantley
Todd Cowart
Josh Bricker
May 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Jun 1, 2019 3:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Join us for a great showcase of the best Athens country music songwriters in Athens! Doors open @ 6pm - S sets in the round at 8pm
- All Ages Show -
Music : Genre: Acoustic,Alt. Country,Americana,Country,Singer/Songwriter,Southern Rock
The Holman Autry Band is comprised of members from the Athens, Georgia area, that have been playing together to create the original Holman Autry Band sound and style. Holman Autry Band - a little bit of Hank, a little bit Metallica, and a healthy dose of "Southern Rock" and "Country" - that is all a part of the Holman Autry Band sound. If you like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, and Govt Mule, you are sure to love the Holman Autry Band. The Holman Autry Band has had the honor of playing with some National Touring Artist that you have probably heard of. To name a couple, The Zac Brown Band, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, and others as well. They have been playing in so many venues and have been welcomed everywhere they go. They are constantly making so many new friends and fans alike and thank you all for that. Whether you call it Southern Rock or Country they have got what it takes. The debut album on CD, self titled Holman Autry Band, was released in April of 2007. The second album on CD, titled Sweet Southern Wind, was released in March of 2009. On December 10, 2010, the Holman Autry Band has released its third offering of music to the world. The third selection is titled Nashville Sessions. All of their music is available at their Official Website and on iTunes. With the release of Nashville Sessions, you can complete your collection from the Holman Autry Band until the next album. All of their albums are being sold internationally. Their music is receiving radio airplay now as far away as Belgium and into other parts of Europe as well. Their favorite pastime is performing live on stage. The members of the Holman Autry Band, with a touch of background, on each follows:

Brodye Brooks is the lead guitarist with the Band. He solos with the best of them and continues to amaze everyone. He creates new music and lyrics also. His lead guitar lines are original and his style is unique. You will see Brodye perform with his Gibson Les Paul. He has been playing guitar for many years now, and can hang with the best of them.

Josh Walker is rhythm guitarist and a vocalist with the Band. He’s found his own with the band and writes music and lyrics as well. Josh adds a vocal magic all his own to the Band as you will hear. You will see him playing his Martin and his Gibson Les Paul and loving every minute of it. He has been playing guitar now for many years and loves it.

Casey King is the bass player and a vocalist with the Band. He brings lots of versatility to the band. He has been singing I guess all his life now. His harmonica adds feeling to some of their songs. He writes lyrics to a lot of the songs. He also brings a lot of life and energy to the band both at practice and on stage. His bass guitar of choice is a Fender.

Brandon Myers is the drummer with the Band. As a drummer, he is growing all the time. Catch them at a live show and you will understand. Brandon and Brodye, above mentioned have played together for many years now, and it shows. He is an energetic and talented drummer. He has become one with his custom PDP drum kit.

If you're looking for a fresh approach to Southern Rock, or some call it Black Label Country, come take a ride with the Holman Autry Band, it's a promise they will keep you entertained! Join us as often as you can at the live shows. With great friends and fans like YOU, our dreams are becoming realities. We thank you all... See you soon!

Brodye, Josh, Casey, and Brandon

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Scott Brantley | 8:00 PM
Located in the central part of Georgia, the town of East Dublin has a population of just a little over two thousand people. However, the town had more than enough to capture the imagination of a young Scott Brantley.

“I grew up with a simple country lifestyle,” recalls Scott. “We lived right across from my school, so I didn’t have to ride the bus that much. I had a great childhood.”

And, that childhood revolved around music. It seemed that there was always a song being played in the Brantley household. “My dad played music in a band at the local VFW until my sister came along, and then he stayed home with us,” he said. “Dad had seven brothers and seven sisters, so he was one of fifteen. Every one of them, including his parents played some kind of instrument or sang. Family reunions were always a good time. There was always music, and I had about fifty cousins to play with, too. My mom was the same way, but she’s just one of two. She and her brother both played and sang, and both of my grandparents played guitar. I got it honest. If I hadn’t learned to play something, I’d probably be an outcast in my family.”

Scott’s father helped to rear his musical influences with some of the masters of the Country craft, such as Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, and George Jones. He took those legendary sounds, and added his own influences of Alan Jackson, Keith Whitley and George Strait to come up with his own unique musical sound. As a child, Brantley was off and running with a musical ear.

‘I got a drum set when I was three. I was beating the pots and pans long enough that mom and dad bought me a drum set,” he says with a laugh. “They tried to run me out of the house with that, then I picked up the guitar in my early teens. I played bass guitar, and then my brother and I were in a Gospel quartet with two friends. We kind of played Homecomings and church services all around Dublin.
His father soon joined them, and they ended up playing music around the area off of the Interstate 16 corridor for about five years. That whetted Scott’s appetite for more.

“The time spent playing Gospel music in churches gave me the love of performing live, playing a song and feeling the love from an audience,” he said. Of course, Brantley always had loved Country Music, going back to his youth, so that was the next step of his musical journey. “After the quartet, my brother and I decided to start a Country band. We just got together with some friends, and started to learn some stuff, and started to get some bookings around the area, including the famous “Redneck Games” in East Dublin”, Scott jokes.

Until that time, Brantley had never written his own music. Once he did, to say he loved the creative process was an understatement.

“It’s so clichéd, and you hear it all the time, but when you write material, and see people like it and appreciate it, and they start learning the words – that’s when it starts to hit another gear. I started to think that this might be something I would want to pursue as a career. Songs mean a lot to you, and when people like them enough to learn them, it’s a whole different world.” So, Brantley began the first of several treks north to Music City. I started to write more and more, and I made a few connections, and took a few trips to Nashville and met a few people.”

One of those people was Mike Mouret, who signed him to Studio Gold Nashville for publishing. But, as Mouret began to hear more and more of Brantley, he knew he was much more than just a songwriter.

“Mike heard some of my songs, and signed me to a publishing deal. We were in the studio, cutting the demo for ‘Good Thing Going,’ and he said ‘Man, I think we need to release this as a single.” Brantley didn’t have to think twice.

“I was ecstatic, because I had always wanted to be an artist. So, he signed me to an artist deal on the label, and we put the single out. Now, we’ve got a full album!” Seeing his name on the cover of Good Thing Going, his debut project for Studio Gold Nashville is a feeling that he can’t began to describe. “When Bubba Watson won the Masters for the first time, he said ‘I’ve always dreamed of playing golf, but I never got this far in my dreams.’ I had never thought I would have a single on the radio, let alone a full album released nationwide.”

Good Thing Going is a mixture of musical styles and stories, and that’s just the way Brantley likes it. He feels confident in a lot of different musical surroundings.

“I’m a traditional Country guy, so I try to blend the modern and traditional sounds together. But, we had room on the album to do something that is a little more rockin’, so there’s a lot of different sides. It seems like I’ve worked so long and so hard to release an album, so I’m excited about it. I can’t wait to see what people say about it.”

Scott is gearing up for the release of his new single “Runnin' Man,” and he feels that it’s a great addition to Country Radio. He’s equally excited about the other tracks on Good Thing Going, such as the story song “Abilene,” and the romantic “She’s Why,” which he says is a slice of true life.

“That one is particularly near and dear to me because when me and my wife first met, I heard my mom tell somebody ‘This girl that Scott’s dating now might be the one to stick around for a while’. Maybe my mom deserves a co-writing credit because when I wrote it, I thought back to that quote. I heard her tell someone that I didn’t do a lot of the things that I used to do, and she could see a lot of changes in me because of Kristen. She’s Why! She changed everything about my life in a good way. Kristen, along with my 2 kids Adriana and Whitley, are the most important part of my life. My family is so supportive of me and my music, and I can’t thank them enough.”

As far as his goals are concerned, Scott says he wants to keep them simple yet big. “I would love to have some success on radio, and to be able to provide for my family doing what I love to do – I guess that’s the American dream. I’ve always said that if I can say that I’ve played the Grand Ole Opry, I would feel that I’ve made it. I think a lot of people feel that way. I’d love to be selling out arenas – who wouldn’t? But, getting to play on the Opry stage one time would mean so much. It’s the sacred ground of Country Music, and that’s the biggest dream on my bucket list. I’d also like to be able to provide for my band. I’ve got a great bunch of guys, and if we can go out and make a living playing for the people, and take them out of their work week for a couple of hours, that would be rewarding, as well. I just want my music to make a difference. That’s what I hope I can bring to the table.” more >>>
Todd Cowart | 8:00 PM
Todd Cowart is a native of Jenkins County, Georgia. After soaking up the values and sensibilities that only a rural upbringing can offer, he left the country for the bright lights of Atlanta and later Athens. Music had always been a big part of Todd's life. In the mid '90s he became a founding member of the popular alt country band The Hushpuppies, made up of some of his best friends from back home. Since then he has honed his craft as a singer songwriter. His songs are filled with stories of family, friends, love and loss as well as beautiful and striking images of an American family farm struggling to retain it's place in a modern age. Todd Cowart lives in Athens, GA with his wife Dana and three children (Coco, Maggie, and Cash) who happen to be triplets more >>>
Josh Bricker | 8:00 PM
Josh Bricker, a Nashville recording artist from Athens, GA found his love for music at a young age. From his grandfather to his father, country music runs in his blood for miles. Growing up an athlete, Josh never took his musical talents seriously until after college. As he grew older, Josh began to realize the voice he was hiding. In 2015, Josh played his first show in Athens, GA. The moment he began to look into the audience as he sang, he knew the dream would never die.

Josh Bricker keeps his music original. His voice is his own, his songs are hand written, and he believes this is what music is all about. During his first show Josh saw his originality take heart in the people of Athens, GA. "Just seeing the people really getting into my original music and the words I was trying to convey was the experience of a lifetime." -Josh

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Event Schedule

Holman Autry Band

8:00 PM

Scott Brantley

8:00 PM

Todd Cowart

8:00 PM

Josh Bricker

8:00 PM