Music and the outdoors go hand in hand. Whether it’s around a the campfire, riding a gravel road, or cruising the river, great tunes always bring folks together.
At Mossy Oak, we believe in anything and everything that connects us with nature. Like food, music is at the core of time well spent outside.
During the beginning of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, quarantines were mandatory, and the entire country was on lockdown. Musicians were hit especially hard. From major concerts to dive bar performances, virtually all shows ceased.
As a way to connect outdoors men and women to others and create a sense of positivity, we developed a music series “Sticks & Strings: Live from the Country.” This series featured artists from many backgrounds who were rooted in the outdoors. The live series was a hit! During the pandemic, Mossy Oak fans were presented with a free music performance every Thursday night and Artists/Musicians had the opportunity to perform in front of a great audience (virtually). This impromptu LIVE music series was a win for everyone!
The relationships we built with artists led us to create a more scheduled approach to the Sticks & Strings Series – which is what we are presenting here!
It’s no doubt that country music, blues, southern rock, soul, and bluegrass have a special place in the heart of Mossy Oak fans, so we’ve worked together to create a lineup of outdoors-obsessed musicians to sing here at the Mossy Oak Cabin in West Point, Mississippi.
We hope you enjoy this music series and continue to look forward to the next musician, whether it’s a young, emerging singer-songwriter or an established band. Please join us in celebrating the music of the outdoors.
Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have played more than 2,000 live shows since their emergence in 2007 and have sold out 95% of their headlining shows over the past two years to ever-increasing crowds. New self-produced album WHISKEY MYERS, out now on the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records, debuted atop the Country and Americana/Folk sales charts, at No. 2 on the Rock chart and No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
The self-titled project follows their most recent album, Mud, which reached No. 1 on the iTunes country chart with single “Stone” hitting the Top 10 all genre. USA Today describes the band led by frontman Cody Cannon as “a riff-heavy blend of Southern rock and gritty country that has earned comparisons to the Allman Brothers Band and Led Zeppelin,” with Rolling Stone noting “it’s the seminal combination of twang and crunchy rock & roll guitars that hits a perfect sweet spot.”
The band has also earned sync success with features in Seasons 1 & 2 of Paramount Network’s Kevin Costner hit show, “Yellowstone” as well as the Renee Zellweger-led Netflix series “What/If.” As Esquire proclaims, “Whiskey Myers are the real damn deal.”
“Cole Chaney [is] from the Kentucky town of Cattlesburg right on the banks of the Ohio River, and right near the confluence of the Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia borders. Where many have dipped their toes into the Kentucky experience with their music, Cole Chaney wades in up to the neck, hollering and wailing about coal mines, flooding catastrophes, dreams cauterized in their infancy due to fleeting opportunities, and other conflagrations that the captivating and hearty characters of the region regularly experience, and that makes such compelling art and stories in the form of country music.
With a poetic disposition and an acoustic guitar, the 20-year-old former welder stirs a lot of emotion and has drawn a sizable crowd with an economy of instrumentation on his debut album Mercy, often only accompanied by fiddle, a bit of bass, and some mandolin, and sometimes by nothing but the natural acoustics of the room. It’s the nakedness of the effort that exposes the sincerity of the writing, and the brilliance of the composition, even if it requires an intent audience dedicated to listening for story as opposed to simple commuters scanning the commercial airwaves for a fetching melody.” -Saving Country Music
There’s a new force making major waves in country music, Muscadine Bloodline. Proud natives of Mobile Alabama, Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster started Muscadine Bloodline in early 2016. From the first time they took stage, Nashville started talking... so now, with two Billboard charting critically acclaimed EP’s under their belt, it’s no surprise the rest of the music world is quickly catching on.
The duo’s reputation for high-energy live experiences has resulted in a schedule full of shows spanning from coast to coast. Charlie’s contemporary vocals complimented by Gary’s harmonies and masterful guitar licks make MB a powerfully refreshing mix of talent, passion and unfiltered authenticity. Infamously undaunted by the big stage, their sound intertwines the brash irreverence of early southern rockers with the seductive quality of 90s country love songs.
Captivating hooks heard in songs like “Movin' On” and the aggressively anthemic “WD-40” stand as a testament to MB’s wide ranging music-making capability. Every song and every show is a moving experience but at the same time, unmistakably Muscadine Bloodline. Learn more.
Solo artist. Frontman. Behind-the-scenes songwriter. For more than a decade, Adam Hood has left his mark both onstage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes equal parts country, soul and American roots music.
In 2016, Hood signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobb’s Low Country Sound. Spending much of his past few years penning songs for chart-topping country acts like Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Anderson East, Josh Abbott Band, Lee Ann Womack, and Brent Cobb. All while remaining adamantly focused on his own career, playing around 100 shows annually promoting third solo release, Welcome to the Big World, and now his newest release, Somewhere in Between.
A showcase for both his frontman abilities and songwriting chops, Somewhere in Between shines a light on Hood’s strength as a live performer. He recorded most of the album live at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios over two quick days. Stripped free of studio trickery and lushly layered arrangements, Somewhere in Between is an honest, story-driven record. One that’s both relatable and deeply autobiographical, with Hood writing or co-writing ten of the record’s eleven tracks, alongside friends like Josh Abbott, Jason Eady & Brent Cobb—who also appears on the electrified new single, “She Don’t Love Me.”