Welcome to our local bands page. If you are in a local Country Band, or know someone who is, and would like to be featured on this page please contact Bossman with all of your information.

Back Country Roads

Back Country Roads is a 6 piece band based out of Dekalb, IL. playing mostly the newer Country covers while mixing in a few originals. In the band’s short career they have played Country Thunder USA 2010, opened for American Idol’s Danny Gokey and won the local competition for the Colgate Country Showdown.
Facebook and MySpace pages 
Cattle Bandits

Winner of the 2008 WCCQ/Grundy County Ag Fair Battle of the Country Bands.
Their new CD "Homegrown" is available now with 11 original cuts.
Check out their web site HERE

ELEKTRIK RODEO - is not only standing up...they are lighting things up!

Whether you are a die-hard countrymusic fan or not, you will appreciate this "must see show"!  Covering yesterday's as well as today's country classics. With a rhythm section you could set your watch to.  Guitar with enough emotion to make some of the best players weep.  Topped off with sensational vocal harmonies,  to complement a letter perfect frontman with a knack for the harp.
Greg Schneider Band
GSB's sound is centered around Greg's distinct vocals but by adding Carlos' thumpin' bass line, Jeff's blazing guitar and Jason's bad a#* beats, you get a band that'll get you up dancing with a rockin' cover song or bring a tear to your eye after a Greg Schneider original. The Greg Schneider Band ALWAYS puts on a show!!!
Hillbilly Rockstarz


The Midwest's Premier Rockin' country band, they cover the latest hits in country music as well as some of your older favorites. These players have one thing in common, the desire to play great music and have fun with You! The Music fans! Lauren JO - Lead Vocal, Scott Lewis Lead guitar & Lead Vocal, Tom Clymer-Bass guitar/ Vocals, Tim Canon-Lead guitar, Tim Liebelt-Drums


MySpace / Facebook

Honky Tonk Heroes is a 5-piece, 4-part harmony band. We play country music and southern rock. We feature music of: Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Holy, Johnny Cash, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Billy Currington, Marshall Tucker Band, Trace Atkins, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Elvis Presley and more! We also take requests. We are open to playing any venue. If you want to listen to a band that YOU CAN DANCE to, Honky Tonk Heroes is your band!
Facebook: Search Don Ashley/Honky Tonk Heroes
I 57th South is a band that doesn't fit into a single category. They can shift gears from Cash/Waylon to Buddy Holly/Carl Perkins to Skynyrd/Allman Brothers to Beatles/Springsteen. From the largest city to the smallest town - just like I 57 they travel as far as possible with an Illinois perspective on music. I 57 South has just released its first CD of 10 original songs titled ILLINOIS OPRY on Lane Records with a second album forthcoming. Get more information here.

Kampfire Kowboys

The Kowboys perform music from many new and classic artists like Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Charlie Daniels, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Alan Jackson & much more! Tell us what you want to hear: Current country, classic country, rock or mix it all up!


Katie Quick

With her Chicago twang, powerhouse vocals, and “infectiously good” original songs, she uniquely blends country music with her strong urban roots creating a genre of her own. 

ONLINE: www.katiequick.com

Lincoln Don’t Lie
Based out of the suburbs of Chicago, the five-piece performs today’s top 40 modern country music and adds their own unique spin to countrify the rest. Like Abe, the band is honest in its focus and uses this to deliver engaging performances that stay sharp and genuine to country music.
Tarah Leigh Tesmer - lead vocals/guitar
Mike Echlin - vocals/guitar/piano
Chris Walke - lead guitar/slide, pedal steel
Jeff Thompson - vocals/bass guitar
Eric Dobson - vocals/percussion
Lucky Town
Andrew Jess - Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Amy Carlson - Lead Vocals
Mike Aquino - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Matt Marvic - Drums
Jason Trtan - Bass Guitar/Vocals
Chris Halla - Keyboard/Vocals
Myspace Click Here
We’re also on facebook Click Here
and Amy created a group on Facebook called Chicago Country Bands & Fans Unite Click Here
Righteous Hillbillies

Winner of the 2007 WCCQ/Grundy County Ag Fair Battle of the Country Bands.

If Johnny Cash had ever met up with AC/DC and the two created an album, it might sound something like the Righteous Hillbillies' self-titled debut CD.

Meet the Band and check out the CD HERE
Rural Route One
Award Winning Rockin' Country Band Out of Lake County, IL! Rural Route One is Comprised of 5 Extraordinary Members & entertains throughout Illinois, Indiana, & Wisconsin! High Energy, Dynamic, & Entertaining- Playing Rockin' Country Covers & Originals!
Mandy Z - Vocals, Percussion, Guitar
Bob Lindsley - Vocals, Drums
Jim Roxworthy - Bass
Pat "Hutch" Hutchins - Vocals, Guitar
Bart Alonzo - Vocals, Guitar
Click HERE to contact us.
Scott Dubose and the 101 Ranch

Scott DuBose and the 101Ranch is proud to announce that Scott DuBose and Gregg Rodriguez have joined Dolly Parton, Joe Don Rooney,  Loren O'Neal as artists officially endorsed by Washburn Guitars

Country Band of the year!
Suburban NiteLife 05
Midwest beat 06

Meet the Band and Check out the CD HERE

Six String Crossing
known for our high energy shows and our original Y'allternative rocking country music. Our first single, "Mr. Daniels" got the band invited to a Band With A Mission showcase in Nashville, TN to perform for music row executives at Sound Check Studios. While in Nashville, Six String Crossing was also invited to play at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Second Fiddle, Legends and the Bluebird Cafe.  To say the least, Six String Crossing’s first trip to Music City was a smashing Based in St. Charles, IL, Six String Crossing is currently playing live shows all over northern IL and southernWI.
Suburban Cowboys
Suburban Cowboys is the ultimate country music cover band! Dedicated to delivering Chicago's best country big stage experience in a small venue. With exceptional play lists designed for the hard core country fan as well as the casual enthusiast. We will make your event shine with excellence, musicianship and a high energy performance! For booking call Dave Ensslin at 773-547-3833 or email dave@doubledbooking.com  www.suburbancowboysband.com

Wild Daisy
The band formed in early 2013 and have already played, or are scheduled to play, some of the best festivals and bars in the area! Composed of some of Chicagoland’s most seasoned and talented musicians.
Krissi Woods - Lead Vocals
Keith Zofkie - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
Ricky Showalter - Bass, Backup Vocals
Darryn Chupp - Drums
Mike Vermeland - Keyboard, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals

Annie Kennedy is a country singer/songwriter, originally from Woodridge, IL who is currently living and writing in Nashville. Annie's traditional country sounds infused with a modern twist have already begun to set her apart in the music city. Annie has just released her first album entitled "Highway Songs".  You can check it all out at www.anniekennedycountry.com!


Cross County Junction

A Wisconsin’s premier hi-energy contemporary country band.Combining the showmanship sensibilities of a classic rockact with the heart and soul of new country, CROSS COUNTY JUNCTION performs today’s hot Top 40 country.
Stacy - Vocals
Jessica - Vocals
Mike - Rythm & Vocals
Matt - Base
Randy - Lead Guitar
Tommy - Drums



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