First Album 'Behind The Levee' Out Now
On June 22, 2023, the Hutcheson Brothers officially released their first full album entitled, 'Behind The Levee'. The album is available on all digital/streaming services, such as Spotify, Apple Music, iHeart Radio, Pandora, etc. as well as in a limited run of physical copies.
'Behind The Levee' features singles 'Sip Happens' and 'She Don't Know She's Lonely' in addition to never before released tracks 'Searchin', a newly recorded version of 'Mississippi River Town', an acoustic cover of 'Kryptonite' by 3 Doors Down and more.
The album includes 8 tracks, including 5 written by the brothers. Additional songwriters on the project include Clyde Cagle (She Don't Know She's Lonely), Corey Lee Barker, Justin Love, Patrick O'Connor (Sip Happens), Shawn Sackman (Searchin' ; in addition to Barker), Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell, and Matt Roberts (Kryptonite).
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Hutcheson Brothers Earn Numerous 2023 Independent Country Music Award Nominations
Four JMA Nominations - To Be Held At The Grand Ole Opry House
The first half of 2023 has proven to be significant for the Hutcheson Brothers, as they have earned a total of 22 nominations, bringing their overall total to 45 Independent Country Music Award nominations, across four organizations.
- 5 nominations were earned from the Josie Music Awards in 2023, taking place in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry House in October:
Country Duo of the Year, Modern Country Male Vocalist of the Year,
Modern Country Song of the Year (Sip Happens), Songwriter Achievement (Damn Dallas),
Fan's Choice (Duo/Group)
- 6 nomination from the Who's Hoo Independent Country Awards:, taking place in Columbus, Indiana in October:
Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year, Album of the Year (Behind The Levee),
Video of the Year (Sip Happens), Musician of the Year (individually)
- 1 nomination from the International Singer Songwriters Association Awards:, taking place in Atlanta in August:
Vocal Duo of the Year (USA)
- 10 nominations were earned from the Fair Play Country Music Awards, taking place in Holland in August:
Modern Country Original Song of the Year (She Don't Know She's Lonely),
Country-Rock Original Song of the Year (Mean To Me), Country Song of the Year (Sip Happens),
Country Voice of the Year, Artist of the Year (All Genre), Video of the Year (Sip Happens),
Musician of the Year (individually), Entertainer of the Year (individually)
'Sip Happens' Makes Chart Debut; Video Featured On The Country Network
The Hutcheson Brothers' third single, 'Sip Happens', may have officially released in summer of 2022, but the song officially began to catch fire in January 2023 when several country music stations added 'Sip Happens' to their respective programming. 'Sip Happens' entered the CDX True Independent Country chart on January 5, 2023, and as of June 2023, has risen to as high as #49.
The official music video for the song was strong out of the gate, amassing over 20K online views within the first two weeks of its release in June 2022. The music video has also been picked up by The Country Network for their programming. Currently, the video has well over 35K views (Facebook, YouTube, etc.) in addition to the millions who have watched via The Country Network.
'Sip Happens' was written by JMA and TSAI award-winning songwriter Corey Lee Barker, Justin Love, and Patrick O'Connor.
The 'Sip Happens' music video was directed by R. Alan Ingalls of The Attention Co. of Dyersburg, Tenn.
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Brandon Named On NSAI's 'Ones To Watch' List
Brandon Hutcheson, the older brother in the Hutcheson Brothers duo, was recently named on the 'Ones To Watch' list by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) for February 2023. According to NSAI, songwriters with this distinction are recognized as writers on the rise.
"Songwriting is where most of my heart is at musically," said Brandon. "I love to create. I am proud of this honor, but if it wasn't for the talented people I've had the pleasure to co-write with, especially with Jon, I doubt something like this would have ever happened. They push me and encourage me to improve and pull my weight, but most of all I appreciate their willingness to work with me and for their support."
This marks Brandon's third time selected as 'Ones To Watch'.
Hutcheson Brothers Appear On Garth Brooks' Inside Studio G
Perform 'Trashy Women' With Confederate Railroad
The Hutcheson Brothers were paired with some major star power, as they were present on an episode of Inside Studio G with Garth Brooks and were invited to perform Confederate Railroad's hit 'Trashy Women' with the band themselves.
The brothers appeared on the weekly Facebook Live show, Inside Studio G, hosted by country music superstar, Garth Brooks. Below, watch a clip from the show where the guys perform a piece of Brooks' debut single, 'Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)' and ask of the status of Brooks' long-awaited Lower Broadway honky-tonk and bar in Nashville.
Following their performance at the Magic Valley Music Fest, held at Birdsong Drive-In in Camden, Tenn. on October 21, 2022, Confederate Railroad front man Danny Shirley invited the Brothers to sing 'Trashy Women', the band's Top 10 Billboard hit song.
On The Road! Hello Nebraska, Iowa & Texas!
Summer of 2022 and Winter of 2023 were reserved for 'firsts' for the Hutcheson Brothers, as they performed shows in the states of Nebraska and Iowa (June 17-18, 2022) as well as Texas (January 6-7, 2023).
Speaking on their shows at Rosie's Downtown in Lincoln, NE and Beer Can Alley in Sioux City, IA, the guys said, "We really didn't know what to expect, but after those two nights, we hope to have many more there. Everyone at Rosie's and BCA were very hospitable and super friendly. The crowds blew us away - they came to sing, dance, and have a great time! They know their country music, and we can't wait to go back!
The guys kicked off their 2023 deep in the heart of Texas - The Woodlands (Houston) to be exact! January 6 had the guys performing at the Dosey Doe BBQ & Whiskey Bar, and on January 7, they performed at The Dosey Doe Big Barn as the opener for Casey Chesnutt, son of Mark Chesnutt.
"When you leave Tennessee and the Mid-South, it's uncertain what a new audience might like. What we can say about Texas is they know how to have a good time! The Dosey Doe staff was very friendly and hospitable, and the audience both nights sang along and treated our music like it was something they have heard for years. Tennessee may have our hearts, but Texas has definitely stolen our souls! We're chomping at the bit to get back down there!"
Hutcheson Brothers Open For Country Legend, Grand Ole Opry Member Gene Watson
On April 23, 2022, the Hutcheson Brothers opened for Gene Watson at The Park Theater in McMinnville, Tenn. Watson, whose career has spanned over 60 years and has included five #1s, twenty-one Top 10s, and forty-eight charting singles, is known as 'The Singer's Singer' and is a member of The Grand Ole Opry. As openers, Jon and Brandon performed a 25-minute set of their original music capped off with a performance of the Ricky Skaggs' hit, 'Highway 40 Blues', which can be seen under the VIDEOS page. The show was presented by On Fire Concerts.
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