Gavin DeGraw's big break came in 2004, when his single, "I Don't Want to Be" became the theme song for the WB Network's "One Tree Hill." He lives in Nashville and regularly appears at summer music festivals around the country.
Chris Isaak's smooth, Roy Orbison-influenced sound gave him a hit single in the early '90s with 'Wicked Game.' His albums cover ground in country, folk, rockabilly and pop circles, always giving his voice room to play with great production to boot. Isaak is also known for his comedic side, highlighted by his Showtime series 'The Chris Isaak Show' from 2001-2004 and his guest appearances on 'Friends'and 'Ed.'
With over 25 Grammy awards to her credit, and many more nominations, Alison Krauss has become a mainstay in the bluegrass/country genre. She is touring in 2018 with a 50-date trek across North America. Having performed with David Gray on her 2017 tour, she is no stranger to playing co-headlining shows and festivals. On more than a dozen stops on her 2018 tour she will co-headline with Willie Nelson and Family.
Perhaps best known for his role as Spence Olchin on 'The King of Queens,' Patton Oswalt's style of stand-up comedy is often described as acerbic and sarcastic, and it covers topics ranging from pop culture frivolity such as comic book supervillains and 1980s hair metal to deeper societal issues like American excess, rampant materialism, foreign policy, and religion (Oswalt is an avowed atheist himself). Quite a few of his routines are about vice, especially pornography and alcohol. A famous line: "Do you think you have a problem when you refer to all alcohol as 'pain-go-bye-bye-juice'?" Oswalt has described himself as a "man without a country" in that he hates both George W. Bush and hippies. In February 2004, some jokes critical of hippies got him booed off the stage in San Francisco, while a diatribe against president George W. Bush got him booed off in Pittsburgh. In a subsequent tour with 'The Comedians of Comedy' he returned to Pittsburgh and was well received. Recent projects include the Pixar animated comedy 'Ratatouille,' plus the films 'Balls of Fury' and 'All Roads Lead Home.'
Grammy nominated and multi-platinum artist, Aaron Lewis is set to release his sophomore solo album later this year on Big Machine Label Group's DOT Records. The former Staind front man first made his country debut in 2011 with certified gold single "Country Boy" followed by the release of his first full length solo album, The Road. "Country Boy" featured Charlie Daniels on fiddle and a booming verse from George Jones as well as Chris Young striking a balance between classic and modern country. Lewis' introspective, personal and relatable lyrics are proof that country music is about lifestyle and values, not necessarily where you were raised.
The Scottish trio Snow Patrol became a critical success and fan favorite in the U.K. with the release of 1998's "Polar Bear" and "When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up," which came out in April of 2001. Their song 'Chasing Cars' rose to popularity after it was featured in the second season finale of "Grey's Anatomy." In 2018 they will be touring with Ed Sheeran.
Dennis DeYoung is the former keyboardist and founding member of Styx. In addition to four solo albums, DeYoung has performed outside of the rock arena in the musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and has written songs for a musical version of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame.'
The World's Number One Pink Floyd Tribute is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. Formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1988, the group has the dubious honor of receiving the ultimate endorsement in 1996, becoming the only Floyd tribute band to be asked to perform for a member of Pink Floyd, namely David Gilmour's 50th birthday party. Authenticity is the game, as the band faithfully recreates the live sound from all eras of the band, from the 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn' to 'The Wall' to 'The Division Bell.'
Jamey Johnson is a country singer who's co-written singles for the likes of Trace Adkins, George Strait and Jessie James. He released his own debut album, 'The Dollar,' in 2006, and his second album, 'That Lonesome Song,' went gold.