The Honky Tonk


Horse Opera. Real country music, they like to call it honky-tonk.  Raw, emotion driven songs covering the gamut from Saturday nite in the honky-tonk, to Sunday morn’ at the altar. Songs for the workin’ man, the drifter, the drinker, the sinner, the saved, the lonely, the lover, the fool and the wise man.  Calling on the influence of ‘50’s and ‘60’s country music, and a touch of the ‘70’s Outlaw edge, Horse Opera has crafted a sound all their own, planted firmly in the traditions of classic country music.

The band toured all over the US in 2010 to support the release of their first studio album, “Sounds of the Desert”, and even went to France to play the Mirande Festival of Country Music.

jimmydJimmy Deveney/Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter: A New Mexico native, Jimmy spent many years in New Mexico playing in cow-punk, rockabilly and country  bands.   Jimmy moved to Austin Tx in 2002, and after several gigs with other bands, he formed Horse Opera in 2006.  His music has been featured in the films “the faithful and the foul’, and the 2009 horror release, ‘flicker’.  Jimmy’s songwriting is the core of the band’s sound. traditional arrangements with lyrics that explore the common aspects of the human condition. He learned pop sensibility from Elvis Costello and The Beatles, high and lonesome from Hank Sr., low and blue from Waylon and Cash.


Scotti_DrumsScotti Iman / Drums:Originating from the small town of Salisbury Missouri, Scotti has followed a musical life style since he was a boy. After being inspired by the drummers from his father’s blues bands, Scotti decided to make drumming his life. This led him to studying percussion at Central Methodist University in Fayette Mo then up to the twin cities where he graduated from the McNally Smith College of Music with a degree in percussion performance. Over the years, Scotti has studied with Marv Dahlgre, Gordy Knudtson, Dave Stanoch and Paul Stuber of Minnesota and Loyd Warden and Kirby Spade while in Missouri. After receiving his degree, Scotti  moved to the Austin, Texas area and has played with The Ryan Bales Band, Hodak, The Chris Allbright Band & The Jon Napier Band.  Scotti is now a full time member of Horse Opera!



Chris ‘Howdy’ Darrell/ Acoustic Guitar, mandolin, Vocals, Songwriter:  For the better part of the last 10 years, you may have seen Howdy Darrell playing upright bass for acts such as Wayne ‘the train’ Hancock, Leo Rondeau, and the Doolins.  Howdy has joined Horse Opera to play acoustic guitar, mandolin, and share the singing duties with Jimmy.  Howdy will be singing some new original songs, and adding harmonies to the mix as well.  An exciting new era in Horse Opera history.

Horse Opera’s Honky Tonk sound is rounded out by a stable of hot lead players, on fiddle, pedal steel and guitar… you never know who you’ll see?

Country Is Just Way of Life.


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Popular Country Stars On Tour 2015


Country music celebrates 2015 with several tours. Taylor Swift is currently touring, but it would seem she has been touring for the past 5 years straight, so maybe that is not news! Lee Brice and Granger Smith will open the Jagermeister Country Music Tour on September 26 at the Muskogee Civic Center. In addition to these 2 tours, Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Garth Brooks, Brantley Gilbert and Luke Bryan are all on the road, currently touring as well. Miranda Lambert is currently on tour, with her next concert date at the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse, NY, on September 3 followed by a show on September 5 in Panama City Beach, FL..

Brad Paisley is currently finishing up his Country Megaticket dates, and then he will be kicking off his own headlining tour. His first date, with Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton, will be Friday, August 28th, at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brad has been touring with the Country Megaticket tour with Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith and a host of other country music superstars. Country Megaticket will be in New York at Jones Beach, followed by the Sleep Train Amphitheater dates in Chula Vista, CA, and will then return to the East Coast for dates in New Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center.

Florida Georgia Line is currently on their Shine On tour, with their next 3 dates all on the West Coast. On the 27th they will be in Bakersfield, CA, at the Rabobank Arena, followed by a stop in Wheatland, CA, at the Toyota Amphitheater on the 28th, and finally at the Levi’s Stadium with Luke Bryan on the 29th in Santa Clara. Then they will be off for 1 week before performing in Cleveland on September 5. Meanwhile the Zac Brown Band have a few dates in Canada, both in Toronto at the Molson Canadian Amphitheater, on September 3rd and 4th. They will then be joined by the Allman Brothers for a show in Hershey, PA, on the 5th.

635625778125868134-032115-EricChurch-0001Saratoga Springs will be the next stop for this group from Atlanta, together since 2004, who broke out to worldwide acclaim in 2008 with The Foundation, which was their 3rd album. From there they have been making history ever since, and selling out arenas coast-to-coast.

Eric Church, also on tour, makes a concert feel like a backyard barbecue with his down-to-earth personality! He will be in Syracuse, NY, at the NY State Fair, on August 27th. From there he heads to a Country Jam show in Thornville, OH, for a show on September 4th. Martina McBride is also playing a multi-headline Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, FL, on September 4th. She will then go on to a date in Memphis at the Botanical Garden, and then has a show with Loretta Lynn in Detroit, MI, on September 10th.

Jason Aldean, also currently on tour, is doing 2 shows in Massachusetts, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on August 28th and 29th. From there he will be joined by Tyler Farr and Cole Swindell in Virginia Beach, VA, on September 3rd. This trio will go on to perform in Charlotte, NC, at the PNC Music Pavillion on Friday, September 4th. Garth Brooks, currently touring with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, is taking time off from his residency gig at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

jason-aldean-perform-hd-wallpaper (1)This tour is his first in many years, and his next 7 shows will all be in Dallas, TX, at the American Airlines Center, on September 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 22nd before going on to perform in Milwaukee at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on September 25th. While continuing to tour, he is working on new songs for a “comeback” album.



Brantley Gilbert, and his country-rock sound, is currently touring and will perform with Jason Aldean at the Foxborough, MA, shows on the 28th and 29th, and then he goes on to Michigan to perform at the Allegan County Fair. Meanwhile Luke Bryan, who some might consider one of country’s hottest artists right now, is performing in Salt Lake City, UT, on August 26th and 27th, before heading to the West Coast to Levi’s Stadium to perform with Florida Georgia Line on August 29th.With all of these country music superstars on tour, crisscrossing the nation, there is likely a show coming to a city near you very soon!

Famous Musicians And Bands That Turned Country


Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t really understand the language that you’re making music in, they appreciate and know good music when they hear it. Lou Rawls was absolutely correct when he pointed this out. Regardless where and from whom it comes from, good music is good music and anyone can appreciate that.With any genre of music, musicians aim at stirring a mysterious feeling with their songs. They all hope for a positive reaction from their listeners and fans. Over the years however, musicians have continued to switch from one genre to another. Most feel that they need to unleash their full potential and be comfortable while doing it.

Country music is three chords and the truth



Every now and then music gives us something new and fresh, there is a hit song probably every five minutes and people all around the world appreciate. Trouble is, most of this hit songs can only trend for so long. Unlike most genres of music that need to be refreshed every now and then, country music is unique and different in fact, Kenny Rogers once pointed out that if you make one hit, people love you forever.In light to this, there have been a couple of famous musicians that have switched from their original genre to country. Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish definitely made news with his switch; it’s probably the biggest switch till today. More artists followed after him and the crossovers have continually shocked fans of these musicians.

The rock ‘n’ roll legend Steven Tyler also announced that he would be crossing over to this genre in March 2015. He later released a country single called “love is your name”. A month later, Bret Michaels also released his country single called “girls on bars”.

He was well known for being the voice beyond poison but he revealed about” True Grit”, his new solo country album that he was going t be releasing.

Lead vocalist Aaron Lewis of the rock group staind ventured into country music right after his band stopped making music. He helped found the rock band and they already had seven albums. That, however, did not stop him from releasing his country debut town line in 2011. Kid Rock is another of the musicians who turned country. He started out with rap/hip H hop foundation and made many hits, he however still changed his genre to country. Jerry Lee Lewis released a couple of successful country hits in the 60’s and 70’s. Before his transformation though, he had been at the top of the pop charts with his hit songs “whole lotta shakin”, “going on” and “Great Balls of Fire” hit number one.

Jessica Simpson, the pop culture sensation ventured into country music after she was encouraged by her co-star Willie Nelson of dukes of hazard. Her country album “do you know” was first place at country charts and billboards in 2008. As much as she never took a full leap in country music, Gwyneth Paltrow definitely made an impact in the genre. She recorded a song titled “coming home” for her film country strong which was nominated for an Oscar and performed at 83rd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony.

Truth about music



It is downright obvious that country music is timeless. No matter when it was done, we cannot help shaking our heads to the sweet country tunes. These famous musicians who crossed over to this incredible genre are enough proof of how exquisite country music is.What we don’t need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgment of what belongs and what doesn’t”. Charley pride absolutely got that right. Music should bring people from all walks of life together.

Country Stars One Hit Wonders?


One Hit Wonders of Country Music

Country music is something that people either seem to love or hate. There really doesn’t seem to be a lot of middle ground. You typically hear about people that only listen to country music or they seem to refrain from listening to it all together. Some diehard country music fans might be very familiar with some of the one hit wonders that are about to be discussed in this article. The truth is, some of these artists are so obscure that even people that listen to country music every single day may not be aware that they ever even existed. The truth is, every single one of these artists turned out a great song, but they seem to only be capable of turning out one great song. From that point forward, they simply faded into relative obscurity. For the most part, they either failed to produce any additional albums or they made several, but with little or no success.

Do you remember these artists?


Some artists have a tendency to be well known for one song and one song only, yet they have a number of other songs that at least made it into the top 40 hits. Most people have probably heard of these artists, even if they’re not true country music fans. One example is Terri Gibbs. It seems like even individuals that never really listened to country music at the height of her popularity knew who she was because of a single song, “Somebody’s Knockin’.”

However, she did have several other songs that at least managed to crack the top 40 and she toured rather extensively. Other artists are true one hit wonders and they are not as widely known as many of the other artists.

For example, have you ever heard of the Pirates of the Mississippi? They had a song out that was so personal and heartfelt that it actually divided fans and became rather controversial. It was entitled “Feed Jake.” Despite all of the controversy that surrounded the song itself, the group was never able to create another song that went to the top like this one did. Eventually, they sort of disappeared off the radar, never to be heard from again. The same can be said for the group The Tractors. Approximately 10 years ago that had a song out called “Baby Likes to Rock It.” It went straight to number one and it was the only song that they ever saw any level of success with whatsoever. Perfect Stranger had a song out that was called “You Have the Right to Remain Silent.” It was the only song that ever saw any air time.

Finally, Heartland came out with a song called “I Loved Her 1st.” Despite the fact that this particular song is still relatively popular, people would be hard pressed to name any other song from the group.

One Good Song, But That’s It


As you can see, it is possible to create a lot of fervor with a single song, but that by no means guarantees any type of staying power. It simply goes to prove how difficult it is to truly make it in the music industry. Even after these groups thought they had made it, they were unable to capitalize on their early success.