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Press Pack/Bio                                                Birmingham Weekly Article (March, 2005)

 

Originally formed back in 1996 by Matt Hill & Shep Maners as a two man acoustic duo playing pool halls and bars, Naked Rodeo has grown into a five piece local favorite around the Birmingham area.

Naked Rodeo is a mixed salad of influences from “old school” country, new country, alt-rock, and blues. The band prides itself on flavoring cover songs with a seasoning that is truly their own. Every Show is a high energy event that can leave you exhausted by the end of the night.

With a solid following and a presence of a major act, Naked Rodeo has caught the eyes and ears of Alabama’s largest country radio station, as well as landed opening act positions for David Allan Coe, The Marshall Tucker Band, Confederate Railroad, Cory Morrow and Rachel Proctor. The Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center called upon Naked Rodeo as the pre-show party band for the 2004 & 2005 the Kenny Chesney concert as well as for the 2005 George Strait concert at the BJCC. In the Summer of 2005, the band shared the Bill at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Birmingham with Brooks & Dunn, Big and Rich, and the Warren Brothers.

Nashville has also caught wind of Naked Rodeo and has taken advantage of their following to expose new acts, such as CMA nominated artist “Blue County” and Nashville Star’s John Stone; by adding these artist and others as support to NR shows.
 

Press Pack (723 KB)
B'ham Weekly Article


Naked Rodeo is:

Matt Hill (vocal & guitar)
Shep Maners (lead guitar)
Chad McWhirter (guitar & mandolin)
Duane Cockrell (bass)
Alex McCrary (drums)


Contributing Musicians
Jon Behrens, Ken Hollis


Thank you:
Special Thanks to our families and friends who have supported us over the years. Also thanks to (in no specific order) Chris Hand, Jeff Weinand (
nice tomatoes), Scott Griffin, WZZK, The Marshall Tucker Band, Confederate RailRoad, Q V Lowe, Shane Barbaree, Anna Jones, Deputy Five, All our loyal Club and Bar owners, Marty Loverich, Birmingham's best bartenders - you know who you are, Triple H, Ben Strength, everyone who ever paid to see us, Ron Jeremy, Samford Bulldogs wearing tight fitting jeans, Sammy Dunn, Larry Giangrosso,Hank Jr. - for the phone call, C & K for making that phone call happen,  Waffle House, J-Rag, Denise Bell & Tina Redus (before and after!), Jason Boland, Mark Chesnutt, Ric Flair, Ragtime Girls, Catcher's Mit, Hooters, Jack Daniels, Calvin Wilburn, Jay Waggoner, Rodney Carrington, Ya Ya Sisterhood (I miss Thursday's), Sean Bunn, Emo, Alisha and Tonya from WT, Zydeco (thank you Josh and Tim you rock!!), everyone we forgot, .... .... ...

 

 

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