HillBillie Ranch Presents
Fri, Nov 10
Sun, Nov 12
Mud Spree for Angel Tree Featuring Upchurch The Redneck
Kris Anderson, Travis Marvin, Trenton P, Struggle Jennings, Twang & Round
20306 Otterville Rd
Jerseyville, IL, 62052
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 9:00 AM
Upchurch The Redneck
Ryan Upchurch, or as most folks know him Upchurch the Redneck, is a man who wears many hats. He is a comedian, a musician, an actor, and an activist against bullying. Any one of those would be more than enough for most people. But for Upchurch, it’s only the beginning.
His rise to fame began with his eponymous YouTube channel, which he started in 2014. Within four months it had over a hundred thousand subscribers, and now his social media following totals over three million. It was here that his signature brand of creativity came to the forefront, mixing his southern roots with fun times and a sharp wit. It was here that his trademark phrase of “Raise hell and Eat Cornbread” was coined, as he put out his first single.
The success of that phrase spawned a clothing line, and started the RHEC craze. Seeing how popular the line had become, Redneck Nation quickly sponsored the production. The brand continues to grow with each passing month, becoming a staple for his fans.
In May of 2015 he released a hick-hop EP, Cheatham County, named for the place of his birth. It quickly climbed to within the top 30 on both the Country and Rap charts. Building on this success, he began working on his follow up full length album.
This same year, while most people would have devoted every moment to basking in this achievement, Upchurch instead began spending time as an ambassador for R.I.S.E. and Stand. This group works to help stop bullying, and to counsel those who have been bullied.
2016 brought success after success. His first full length, Heart of America, charted just as well as his initial EP, selling over 1,300 copies in its first week. Later that same year he released his second full album, Chicken Willie, which shot up to number 11 on the rap charts, and sold over 2,800 albums its first week. On top of that, he starred in the pilot for a comedy sitcom, just further showing his versatility.
Upchurch has virtually become an overnight success, but manages it with a humility and good-natured spirit that is a welcome change from the so often ego driven music industry. He masterfully adapts to the ever changing industry, be it sharing the stage with some of the world’s biggest entertainers one day, or creating comedic content for his social media followers the next. He goes from strength to strength, grinning all the while. For this simple man from rural Tennessee, nothing makes him happier than sharing his talents with the world, and trying to do some good along the way.
Just remember to Raise Hell and Eat Cornbread.
Indiana native Kris Anderson is a Country Artist who has a talent for creating memorable and meaningful connections with his audience. Kris is a young Singer/Songwriter with a natural distinctive style that integrates his traditional country roots and influences with a modern approach, creating a style all his own that fills a niche that country music hasn’t seen in a long while. Kris began playing guitar and singing at an early age and soon discovered that people loved listening to his music. In 2013 Kris won the HI-99 Texaco Country Showdown in Terre Haute, IN and competed at the Indiana State Fair. His debut single ‘Crazy Country Dream’, released in late 2016, captures the essence of young summer love and stirs the echo of first love in the heart of anyone who hears it.
Kris was so excited when his fans reacted so positively about the single that he decided to record a six song EP released in April 2017, "This Old Farm". Kris released a video for his title track from the EP, This Old Farm. This song and video is a tribute to farmers everywhere, an anthem that fills the soul with emotion. Inspired by his rural upbringing, This Old Farm immediately hits the heart hard the first time you hear it. The lyrics and instruments generate visions of farmers that have been working the same land for over a hundred years and captures the struggle, pride, and love that generations of farmers feel for their piece of heaven on earth.
Independent country artist Travis Marvin has won a sizable fan following through his rock-infused songs and close connection with his fans. Born and raised in Kansas, Marvin began pursuing a career in country music in the mid-2000s, and earned a reputation as a showman who wasn't afraid to work the crowd. Marvin also embraced the Internet as a way to spread word about his music and stay in contact with his supporters -- Marvin oversees his own website and handles his own social media accounts. Marvin is also a busy live performer, playing headlining shows in country-themed clubs and opening for the likes of Eric Church, John Rich, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, and Florida Georgia Line. In 2008, Marvin released a self-titled four-song EP, which he distributed on his own label. Another self-titled EP followed in 2011. In 2016, Marvin returned with a third release, a six-song EP titled Simple. The title track won favor at a number of country music stations, and the EP rose to the Top Ten of the Heatseekers chart for up-and-coming artists. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Bringing massive dynamics and versatility to rap & hip-hop music, underground superstar & independent solo-artist Trenton P has become a major player in the St. Louis scene. Through years spent dedicated to refining his craft and taking control of his career with smart moves and swift lyrics, Trenton has just released his third album So ILL to an incredibly solidified, supportive & encouraging fan-base in addition to a whole ton of brand-new fans worldwide. Now prepping material & working on his fourth record, the journey continues – but it all had to start somewhere…
Born in 1991, it wouldn’t be long before Trenton would go on to discover a deep connection and natural talent for music at an early age. Listening to some of the best-of-the best and gaining influence from artists & bands like Eminem, Tech N9ne, Luda and Maroon 5, young Trenton P began to create his own rhythms & rhymes and put his mind to pursuing a dream of a lifelong career in entertainment & music.
Testing his skills where it matters most - right on stage in front of the fans; Trenton established a reputation of excellence in front of concert attendees in St. Louis that spread larger with every performance. His charismatic & electrifying performances and his lyrical-flows & intense freestyles stunned local crowds - and it was their support and confirmation that led Trenton P to take it all to the next level and bring the music straight to the people.
First entering the studio in the winter of 2011 at twenty years old, Trenton P grabbed the mic and began to immediately feel at home. Comfortable and professional but always hungry to learn and be the best, he was already recording solo records by 2012 and had released the hit-singles “I’ll Be The Best” and “Can You Hear Me Now.” The instant buzz surrounding his new music hit the streets hard and word began to spread even more quickly about the intensity, passion and all-out entertainment you could find in Trenton’s music & live shows. By 2013 his fan-base had massively expanded in growing support for his creative and clever twist on rap & hip-hop - and by 2014 he broke the internet with the release of his second solo project, Remember The Name.
And according to internet music-charts and reactions from all over the globe, the people DID Remember The Name; they did through the music and they did through his video-work. Involved in all-aspects of his music & career and driving his music forward with full-speed, Trenton took on a ton of radio-interviews and continued a long-time collaboration with filmmaker/videographer HollowWear. The result of his hard-work & effort showed itself once again with videos from Trenton P racking up tens-of-thousands of hits and finding a staggering nearly quarter million views in total online. The buzz and impact of Trenton P was undeniable.
In full-on beast-mode - Trenton P released his most incredible set of tracks to-date with his third album SO ILL. With his signature style, approach and edgy, thought-provoking lyricism he’s become a sonic-force in the rap-game armed with an unstoppable work-ethic determined to be the best by outworking the rest. SO ILL took in thousands-upon-thousands of pre-orders and has since gone on to quickly impress critics and fans alike through the intensity of the vocals and the massively-dynamic beats Trenton P cut for his third record.
The momentum continued to increase. SO ILL proved to be a huge breakthrough album for Trenton P and opened the door for tremendous new opportunities for his music and career. While radio-play in across the border in Canada grew and expanded to feature his music on over ninety stations, SO ILL also made gigantic strides in the USA, reaching inside the top-ten all throughout the nation securely at the #8 spot on the CMJ charts. Keeping the hype strong and the crowds screaming for more, he played shows on stages set all throughout the country while his YouTube channel gained over 300K hits and a half-million more listens through the Pandora music-site.
The people connect with the music Trenton P makes…they hear the hunger, the determination and the skills that set him apart from the rest each time he hits the mic. Inspired like never before, he signed himself to his own label on the SO ILL Music Group and is seizing the momentum and buzz around his music, ready to take it all to the next-level. Branching off the success of SO ILL, the man is currently hard at work writing, refining and recording a whole new set of songs being set for release in October 2016 on a brand-new album.
Continually challenging himself and pushing himself to be the absolute best around - Trenton P makes sure that his best work is his current work each time out, and So ILL set the standards up higher than ever before. The new album coming in January is called Blacklist and features an incredible cast of supporting talent all willing & ready to assist Trenton P with bringing his new tracks & vision to life. Making certain that each move he makes is a step forward in the right direction towards the top, Blacklist is sure to be loaded with big-beats and intricate rhymes that contain all the ingredients necessary to make an epic impact on listeners once again and establish Trenton P as a recognizable force in modern-day hip-hop as he takes over 2017.
$20 - $350
3 day Concert and Mud Park event benefiting The Angel Tree Program of Jersey County which provides Christmas gifts to children. Artist include Upchurch The Redneck, Saturday Nov. 11th at 8pm, Struggle Jennings, Travis Marvin, Trenton P, Kris Anderson, DJ Cliffy D, and Merica 4 LEGEND! Bigfoot 4x4 and multiple vendors will be onsite. Food, beverages (alcoholic, non alcoholic), and camping available. Mud pits, bounty hole, $1,000 to win Razors of Ilinois race, mega truck tug a war and more!