Hillbilly Vegas Release New Single “Down The Honkytonk” and New Album “The Great Southern Hustle”; On Tour Now with Ted Nugent on the ‘Adios Mofo ‘23 Farewell Tour’
Hillbilly Vegas released their newest single “Down The Honkytonk”, as well as, their new album The Great Southern Hustle today via TLG/INgrooves.
Steve Harris, the band’s vocalist, says “This song is so special to us. It was written by the amazing Frankie Miller. His songs have been covered by Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Waylon Jennings, Joe Walsh, The Eagles and a dozen more iconic artists. They all feel the same way we do about Frankie. We wanted to pay tribute to one of the greatest songwriters and voices in rock history. It’s such a fun song. We love it and Frankie.”
He adds, “This album is our story. It’s a tribute to our influences, to the people we love and the experiences that shaped who we are.”
The Great Southern Hustle can be found at the following link or QR code.
The band is currently on the road with Ted Nugent this summer on the ‘Adios Mofo ’23 Tour’. Ted has announced that his 2023 summer tour will be his last! You DO NOT want to miss it!!! The tour kicked off on July 13th at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL and concludes on August 20th at Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, OK .
“Ted is a Rock n Roll icon. His guitar riffs are legend. He is so full of energy and passion. It’s incredible watching multiple generations of fans hypnotized by the energy, the music and the atmosphere. Ted sets the tone for all of us. The crew, the musicians and most importantly the fans. He’s real on and off stage and has been so good to us from day one. It’s been a joy and education and the way the fans have embraced us and welcomed us has been like a dream. We are having a great time and just so thankful for this opportunity,” says Steve.
It was never about starting a band. It was just a few old friends getting together to play music for fun. They would meet once a week at a small house deep in the Oklahoma woods they called Ringo Manor. They played old songs, told stories and laughed a lot. Before too long they started writing songs and as the story goes, when you put a bunch of musicians in a room together…they started a band.
Hillbilly Vegas released their first song just a few months after their first jam session at Ringo Manor. A local DJ played that song during his air shift and then it got weird. A Nashville record executive was driving through the area at the very moment that local DJ was playing that first Hillbilly Vegas song. He called the station and just an hour later they were offered a record deal. That fast! Yes, the band is aware that happens to be one of the sub plots in the movie Wayne’s World but it happened. Just like that! Since that wild day the band has charted 5 country singles, along with 2 top 10 and 3 Billboard top 20 rock singles. HOLY CROSSOVER!
Hillbilly Vegas has headlined their own tours as well as a support act for a who’s who in the music world including; Blake Shelton, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Lee Brice, Blackstone Cherry, Wynonna, Kentucky Headhunters, Hellyeah, David Allen Coe, Joe Diffy, Granger Smith, Billy Currington, A Thousand Horses, Insane Clown Posse, Molly Hatchet and many more. And to think it all started in a little house in Oklahoma called Ringo Manor.