Back in 2007 we started out as a little band from Arkansas playing country music. Move forward ten years and here we are. We are beyond blessed to have performed for over ten years traveling coast to coast. We have performed in over 25 states playing fairs, festivals, conventions, private parties, theaters, clubs and colleges throughout. More than any unsigned country artist from Arkansas. The best thing about the last ten years is that we have met so many fans on the road which we consider not only a part of our Riverbilly family but credit each one of them for all the success we have achieved. Who would have thought that a little song called "Just The Way We Do It Round Here" would end up on several country music charts not to mention a music video to go along with it. Which we had fun making. There are so many highlights of our past ten years that it we could actually write a book about them. We were fortunate to have shared the stage with so many talented artist like Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Neal McCoy, Diamond Rio, Lonestar, Tracy Lawrence, LoCash, and many more. We were honored when former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee invited us to perform on his Fox Television Show-Huckabee to perform our song "Like Father Like Son", a powerful song that is our platform for awareness against Domestic Violence and Abuse. After performing on Fox Television we then received national recognition towards helping raise awareness for Domestic Violence & Abuse with our "Turn Up The Volume" Non-Profit organization which started in Nampa, Idaho.
In 2010 we recorded and released our debut album. We had a blast recording in Nashville at Sound Emporium. A lot of great players and song writers that played on this record. There were memories made by the minute each day we were in the studio. Friends, Family and other artist even dropped by during our sessions. Once the final project was mixed and mastered we all were in disbelief that this was our record and it sounded unbelievable. There are so many people that we could thank but it would take several weeks to write them all down. You know who you are.
So we released our single to radio and began touring coast to coast. The band, our little crew and bus driver all in our bus pulling a trailer from one town to the other. We did not care if we were direct support for the headliner or just another act on the show. We gave it 110% every single time we stepped onto the stage. As the song became popular in the markets it was released in, more and more opportunities continued to come our way. Not bad for a band from Arkansas that was unsigned and promoting their own radio release.
In September of 2011, Everything for Riverbilly came to a stop. Lead Singer Travis was involved in a serious automobile accident involving he and his daughter. Travis had a broken pelvis and lung contusion along with other injuries. After several weeks in the hospital Travis began to recover from his home and rehab started. The band's tour schedule was placed on hold. November 17, 2011 was a night that our Riverbilly family will never forget. It was Travis first show back after less than 2 months from his wreck. We loaded up the bus and headed out to Danville, Indiana where we played the Festival of Trees at the David S Palmer Arena. Wheel chair and all Travis showed why he is one of the best front men in this business.
We had fun chasing dreams across the country. fast forward several years and here we are. All of us are older with families now. Still playing music just not as much as we use to. Everyone involved with other music projects and their respected business'. However the magic is still there every time we step onto the stage. It is hard to believe that we have been at this for 10 plus years.
We may not be playing as many shows as in the past. The shows that we do play it is amazing to see everyone that comes out to see us. Many old friends and fans which are our family and we still are making new ones.
Thank you to each and every one of you that have and continue to support Riverbilly in your very own special way. Thank you to our families and close friends. To anyone that has ever been part of this band and/or crew. Thank you to the promoters for believing in us and our music. All the artist that allowed us to share the stage with you one night or the other, it was truly an honor. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at a show in the near future.
Thank You and God Bless You All,