Based out of the Northeastern Illinois/Southeastern Wisconsin area, Rural Route One is a Rockin' Country Band that entertains at venues throughout Chicagoland, Indiana, & Wisconsin, comprised of 5 extraordinary members who have brought together their diverse musical backgrounds, experience, passion, & drive to form the sound of Rural Route One...
*2012, August- "Honky Tonk Heart" is featured on the Songwriter Spotlight Segment on Nashville Radio Station 107.1 FM
*2012, August- "Drinkin' Song" & "Honky Tonk Heart" debut on Nashville Radio Station 107.1 FM
*2012 Texaco Country Showdown Local Finalists sponsored by FM106.1 Milwaukee Country!
*2012- August- "Drinkin Song" places 4th Nationally in the Texaco Country Showdown Songwriting Contest.
*2012- June & July, - "Drinkin' Song" Placed 5th Nationally in the Texaco Country Showdown Songwriting Contest
*2011 FM106.1 Milwaukee Country/AM920 The Wolf
Rock The Ark Winners!
*First self-released EP due out in 2012!
Our Country Music influences range from Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and Asleep At The Wheel, to Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sugarland, and many, many more.
One of the biggest things they take pride in is that they are unique, dynamic, and entertaining. Each of their original songs has a different sense, feel, and style to it. From Rockabilly Country to Swampy Country Blues to a Sweet Ballad, each song is different from the next. Bob Lindsley drives the band keeping’ the solid strong beat on the drums, along with supporting vocals, while Jim Roxworthy stays locked in on the low end on Bass. Bart Alonzo & Patrick "Hutch" Hutchins are on vocals & guitar, both taking leads & rhythm. Bart's style brings the "rock" feel to the songs, while Hutch has his signature "chickin' pickin'" riffs. Singer/Songwriter Mandy Z fronts the band on vocals & rhythm guitar, bringing the audience into every show with her enthusiasm & excitement that has been described as contagious. She has a unique vocal style and puts her heart & soul into every lyric of the songs.
Our members' resumes include a long list of experience! From touring and playing on major stages all over the U.S., being featured performers at various events, fairs, & festivals, to playing on stages at the Chicago Country Music Festival, Summerfest in Milwaukee, and playing with some of Country Music's best musicians and much more.
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