Chilifest Artist of the Day: Turnpike Troubadours

turnpike_troubadours_4323-x600Since the breakup of Cross Canadian Ragweed a few years ago, many people asked what band was going to be the next one to really step up and take their spot. For a while, there was no one that seemed like they could grab hold of that place and hold on to it. Then the Turnpike Troubadours started gaining a lot of steam from their critically acclaimed Diamonds and Gasoline record and Red Dirt music fans had an answer. Most people have made the comparisons of Turnpike to that of Jason Boland and the Stragglers. Both bands out of Oklahoma with some great songwriting and a fun loose atmosphere on stage.

In the course of two years, they found themselves with a very loyal fan base and playing prime spots in festivals in Texas and elsewhere. The band is always up for a new challenge and are looking forward to their first taste of Chilifest!

The song that turned most fans onto the Turnpike Troubadours was “Every Girl”:

But one of my favorite songs of theirs is off of their last album Goodbye Normal Street called “Before the Devil Knows We’re Dead” which is a great song to describe Chilifest!

Hope to see ya this Saturday for Chilifest 2014! Keep listening for your free tickets to the festival.

Also, don’t forget about getting your #Selfie on at the Candy 95 tent for your chance to win $500 and an autographed guitar!