If you’ve been following any of our posts to our communities on Facebook, Twitter, and ReverbNation, y’all know that we’ve been recording and playing songs from our first album. The big release day will be here soon. So, visit often for news, updates, and stories behind the songs.
Texas Country & Southern Sky
Texas Country and the formation of Southern Sky
Texas Country has been around for years. From Bob Wills to Willie Nelson to the more modern day Randy Rogers Band and Wade Bowen. Texas has always created its own unique space in country music. Texas Country has become so popular, in fact, that it even has its own category on iTunes. The founders of Southern Sky are deeply embedded in these Texas Country roots. Jamie Weston and Scott Pearson are both 3rd and 4th generation musicians raised in the middle of the Texas Country music scene. These roots lead to dream that became Southern Sky.
However, Southern Sky definitely has created a unique sound that is all their own. The songwriting style comes from a mixture of different influences including everyone from AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Eagles to Hank Williams, George Strait and Merle Haggard. Southern Sky’s sound has most frequently been compared to Eli Young Band or Randy Rogers Band.
Jamie Weston, the nephew of Scott Pearson, grew up watching his family write and perform their own brand of Texas Country. After seeing both of his Uncles and his Grandfather become popular writers, Jamie decided that he would work with Scott and learn how to write his own music. Over the past four years, Jamie and Scott have written two albums worth of original music and continue to write and compose together on a weekly basis.
Texas Country Audiences
As unique as Texas Country is to the country music genre, Texas Country audiences are equally unique. There is a certain equality within the Texas Country audience, and if you’ve ever attended a Southern Sky concert then you know exactly what I mean. Texas Country audiences seem to bridge the gaps between race, gender, or religion. You literally could look out in the audience of a Texas Country music concert and see an doctor or attorney standing there singing along next to a mechanic or a biker. Texas Country audiences all know that this is their music, it’s a part of their culture and the culture and history of the great state of Texas.