By Luke Murray
Whiskey Myers is returning to Hurricane Harry’s this Friday, October 16. They will enlist fellow Texans William Clark Green and Statesboro Revue to open for them. The band is comprised of Cody Cannon, Cody Tate, John Jeffers, Gary Brown, and Jeff Hogg—a group of guys that have been consistently praised for making “honest” music. The group grew up together in Palestine, Texas. This bond has allowed them to keep nothing off-limits in their music. Any and every topic is on the table during songwriting sessions, and this authenticity is what has kept Whiskey Myers in the Texas Country spotlight.
Whiskey Myer’s brings a great edge to the Texas country format. Influenced by southern rock, rock ‘n’ roll, and country, the band has made a sound that is inherently their own. The result has been wild success and fans that come out in droves to see the band perform. One can understand why.
“Staying true to ourselves and to our music has gotten us to the point we’re at,” said guitarist John Jeffers. “We really want to continue on that same track.”
That mantra has been reflected in the group’s music, progressively getting better and better.
The group’s debut album “Road of Life” was released in July of 2008. Since then, they have gone on to release two more albums. In 2011, the released “Firewater” which peaked at number 26 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums. The album included fan favorites like “Bar, Guitar, and a Honkytonk Crowd” and “Ballad of a Southern Man.”
In 2014, they released “Early Morning Shakes.” They brought on Dave Cobb to produce the album. Cobb has produced for great talent such as Waylon and Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson. Cobb’s mastery and Whiskey Myer’s authenticity brought this album to another level. Combining southern rock soul and country grit, they knocked it out of the park. The album was wildly successful, peaking at 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums. Included on the album was a tremendous cover of David Allen Coe’s “Need a Little Time Off for Bad Behavior.”
Between albums, the group released two singles. They released “Summer 2005” in the summer of 2009 and “Home” in October of 2013.
Opening for Whiskey Myer’s is fellow Texas country star William Clark Green. Green hails from Flint, Texas and attended Texas Tech. He released his first album “Dangerous Man” in 2008 while he was studying at Tech. Green has steadily released new albums every few years since then. In 2012 he released “Rose Queen.” The album peaked at 34 on the Billboard Top Country Albums. “Rose Queen” had his first number one regional hit with “She Likes the Beatles.” The album yielded three Top 10 singles on the Texas country charts.
In April of 2015, he released his latest album “Ringling Road.” It debuted at 18 on the Billboard Top Country Charts, with the first single off the album went 1 on the Texas country charts. Green has since enjoyed great success as a headliner and as an opener for other Texas country artists.
Their show at Harry’s will be Friday, October 16. Tickets are available at harrys.bcsclubs.com.