Holman Autry Band
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 12:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
Holman Autry Band
The members of the Holman Autry Band grew up in the same county in Georgia, all went to and graduated from the same high school, and yet none of them ever imagined that they would be knowing each other better, or would be starting a Band together! But then, when it all started coming together as they each found their individual love for music, a couple of the guys started jamming together. Which led to another joining in to jam with the guys, and then another, until it reached a six-person Band who saw potential in each other’s talents. Did I mention, they are all self-taught musicians. So, then the jamming turned into practicing to hopefully perform. These guys relentlessly practiced and wow, they did get to start performing live events in 2006. And they were good! So, as they were performing, many fans and friends said “this is truly Southern Rock, Real Music, and some called it Black Label Country”.
As time and performances continued and the guys kept listening to their fans, people started demanding a CD from them!! So, it’s time to go to the studio and get busy on that for them as soon as we can because that’s what they want! And at this point in time, 2007, we had enough original material to record and release our debut album on CD titled “Holman Autry Band” which consists of 13 original songs! Within two months after the release of this self-titled album, there were songs being played on the radio in Athens, GA and all the way to Belgium and more. This made us happy that folks liked what we were doing!
So yes, it’s true, we started performing in small venues in college towns and just made a bunch of new friends and fans. For to us, what’s the difference, fans and friends, friends and fans, same thing. We have had a great time meeting so many great folks over the years. But moving on… Then we started to completely outgrow most of these small venues due to more and more folks coming out to enjoy the shows! That really was kind of a good problem for us. We went from venues that would hold 100 people to venues that would hold 600 and more people very quickly and with that fact, got to keep meeting more great people!
So now, we are moving into 2009 and more and more folks kept saying to us, guys we’ve gotta have another album from y’all… ok that was music to our ears!! Over this time, we had never stopped writing new music, and learning new things, and so we decided we needed to truly get an executive producer who could help us on our second album project. We are so thankful for being referred to a true music genius who’s credentials list is more than we can even write down! Speaking of Davis Causey, forming member of the group Sea Level from back in the late 70’s, and just so many more accomplishments. Also, one of the best guitarist and all round musician we’d ever met. So, we got started in the studio with Davis on our second full length album titled “Sweet Southern Wind”. We were also honored to have some sit ins on this album project with us. On some tracks, you’ll hear Chuck Leavell adding in his magic on the keyboards. Wow, what a great guy Chuck is, we all thought, how and why would he sit in with us… Just another answered prayer we guess… Thank you Davis and Chuck!!
Still on the road making music as the project was going on… And yes, making more new friends along the way!!
So here we are, still in 2009, and the “Sweet Southern Wind” album is completed and ready for release. We had our first CD release party for this album along with a sold-out crowd at The Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA. This moment in time is still just awesome to us all… Still true to date, the song titled “Sweet Southern Wind” has received more plays worldwide than any other song we’ve done, though so many songs are doing so well!
We find ourselves performing to all size audiences from private parties and weddings to concert events with thousands and thousands and more folks in attendance. But, it’s always great to go back to that place that you consider home in Athens, GA, The Georgia Theatre, and that place that you consider home in Augusta, GA, The Country Club…and so, many more locations over the years that we are proud to call home. It’s always nice to be home.
So, we’re rolling along, practicing, performing, growing and just loving making music as we realize, wow it’s 2010!
And… so folks again start telling us we need another album from you guys!! Wow, this is great! They want more! This new album to be released in 2010 is actually comprised of Holman Autry Band songs that Warner Chappell in Nashville, TN wanted composed and produced by our friend Davis Causey, the engineer they picked for this group of songs. With all these things in mind from Warner, we decided to call our third album “Nashville Sessions”. The sound quality again rings through in this work as it does in our second album which Davis Causey produced also. In December of 2010, “Nashville Sessions” was completed and released.
After all this, and over the next few years, we found ourselves busy performing and on the road to new places which always means to us, making new friends. In the years to come two of the Band members left the group of their own accord to pursue other things in their lives. So now we are down to four core members comprising the Holman Autry Band. We continue to write new music, practice, perform, practice, perform, write new music and on and on. The four of us honed our musical talents and vocal capabilities to the next level. We four, are now the Holman Autry Band. As time passes by, we can’t hardly believe it’s sneaking up on 2015!! Where did the years go? Just making music and having fun with all of our new-found friends.
So, you guessed it, it’s 2015 and everyone started telling us again they wanted another album from us! Man, this is truly awesome to hear from so many people!! We started talking about the executive producer for the new project and contacted John Keane. Talking about another musical genius, that would be John Keane. John is known for many things, to name a few, he recorded most all the R.E.M. music, worked, toured, and recorded with Widespread Panic, and wow the lists of John’s accomplishments just goes on and on! Not to mention he is an extremely talented musician himself! John said he would love to work with us on our project. Ok, there’s another dream come true! It was in July of 2015 when we went to John Keane Studios to begin working on our new album. Five months later came the results…
In December of 2015, our fourth album titled “Electric Church” was completed and released!! We and everyone was overjoyed with the quality of the new album! Thank you so much John Keane for working with us, and most importantly, your friendship.
As all our albums from the first, all the way to the fourth, you will hear our diversity in genre. Everything from Rock to Country Rock. People have said “Holman Autry Band is 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”. We have been honored over the years to play with some National Touring Artists that you’ve probably heard of. To name a few, The Zac Brown Band, Buckcherry, The Bellamy Brothers, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice, and others as well. We’ve been playing in so many venues and have been welcomed everywhere we go. We are constantly making so many new friends and fans alike and thank you all for that.
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!
Holman Autry Band
Brodye Brooks, Lead Guitar, Vocals
Josh Walker, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Casey King, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Brandon Myers, Drums, Vocals
“We’ve been playing now for all these years throughout the Southeast US, from Nashville, TN to Florida, throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina and everywhere in between!! “After the release now of FOUR albums and many, many miles down the road, we still find our favorite past time is performing live on stage for you!”
"Ain't No Life I'd Rather Live...Than This Country Life I Live"- Lyrics that perfectly describe this pure country boy from middle Georgia. Scott Brantley comes from a musically gifted family that is deeply rooted in its music, relationships and resolve. The gift of such talent handed down to him simply couldn't be ignored, and he has fully embraced the charge of delivering this gift to the masses. With inspirations like George Strait, Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard & Alan Jackson, Scott has a devout focus on taking his music career head-on.
What style of Country does Scott describe himself as? "Country-Country"...simply put. “There are so many adjectives that have been placed in front of country music to describe it these days–‘Pop Country,’ ‘Alt. Country,’ ‘Outlaw Country,’” he reveals. “That’s all great stuff, I just like to describe this sound as ‘Country-Country’–real, down-home, honest music that I love.”
Scott is the very salt-of-the-earth, down home, small town community essence that his hometown in East Dublin, Georgia is characterized by. With a population of just under 3000, the Christian, family community is the heart of blue collar America and, in keeping with the his family tradition, he brings country home with heart. “My family name, without question, paints the real picture of who I am. I'd say I'm just like any of the folks of East Dublin, and even the smaller surrounding towns, and this entire listening audience and fan base for that matter,” Scott explains. “We’re middle class—working class—and my sound, dedication, motivation and values mirror that character to the letter—character built in America, a Brantley way of life.”
Scott is also the accomplished songwriter, and has collaborated with some of Nashville's best: Jimmy Yeary, Carson Chamberlain, Mike Dekle, Bernie Nelson, & Wade Kirby....to name a few. Recently signing a publishing deal in Nashville with Studio Gold, Scott’s songs tell the stories of real life, love, heartache and hardships. And he's no stranger to the big stage, as he's headlined some of the major venues in the southeast...and has shared the show with some of country's best, such as Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Craig Morgan, Jamey Johnson, Darryl Worley, Jerrod Niemann, Tracy Lawrence...and many others. So you can see that he fits in to the top tier of the genre. Since it's what he seemed born to do, the process is actually second nature to him. Not to mention that he fronted a band that has won several awards including the "Georgia Country Awards Artist of the Year" and three-time "Georgia Country Awards Band of the Year". Scott is also a Texaco Country Showdown winner for the state of Georgia, 2013 Georgia Country Awards Male Artist of The Year, and 2014 Georgia Country Awards Traditional Artist of the Year. Not too bad.
And the show he delivers? "Oh, it's definitely a high-energy show! Don't get me wrong, it's country, and very true to my country influences...but there's energy. Lots of it!" Scott punctuates. Audiences won't be let down...and there's no telling what curve ball he may throw at them. "Sometimes I don't even know myself", he laughs. "Each time I seem to just bring something out of nowhere. I tend to keep myself on my toes. Guess you gotta come to the next show and see what I'm talking about."
And the 'family' aspect of it all? Scott attributes family as probably the number one reason he's pursued this business in such a passionate way. “Thankfully, my family is my biggest support system and they know my goal to become successful in country music is to fulfill a childhood dream of mine, a dream they have come to share with me. They realize how much I love to play country music, and without the support of my wife and my kids, I just couldn't do this. They love me more than I could ever probably return to them, and they want me to succeed at what I'm doing. That means more to me than some can understand. And that drive to make them happy is what will make me work harder each time I pick up a guitar." And it tends to reach much further than just the in-house support. "My dad was one of the most gifted artists I've ever known. He was, and still is, my best friend...and the one I always turned to when I needed advice...and he kept me on the right path. I miss him each day, but I know he has my back, and that is huge for me. And my mom, brother, and sister are just so much behind me as well, that I can't express to them what that means to me. And they're all talented. It's not uncommon to come to a show and see David & Tina are on stage with me. They have the craft too. It's in our blood."
Speaking of family, Scott has most recently joined a new family, signing his first record label deal with Studio Gold Nashville. He is currently in the studio finishing his debut album, Good Thing Going, to be released in the summer of 16. The title track debut single was released in the fall of 2015, with the follow up single “How Summer Goes” just in time for summer. “I just really love this song. When Derrick Hampton and I sat down to write, we wanted to really capture the images and emotions of a summer love that fades away, and the memories that stay with you forever. I feel like we nailed it.”
Scott Brantley just may have it all, as it were...and his day to shine seems to be peaking as we speak. His vocals are sweet; his writing style as simplistic as “Love Without End, Amen”, his musical stories as chilling in faint semblance as Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes.” A sound that is blind to generational appeal and significant in music contribution, Scott is “GOOD” for the soul (young and old) and just in time to bring “Country-Country” back where it belongs.