Mixing the heartfelt angst of a singer/songwriter with the cocky brashness of a garage rocker, Ryan Adams is one of the few artists to emerge from the alt-country scene to achieve mainstream commercial success who also most strongly refused to be defined by the genre, leaping from one spot to another stylistically while following his increasingly prolific muse. Adams was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1974. While country music was a major part of his family's musical diet when he was young (Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash are particular favourites), in his early teens Adams developed a taste for playing electric guitar and has since recorded fourteen perfectly blended roots-rock albums.
With a nearly 20-year career on all sides of the music business, few can match Butch Walker's depth as a writer, performer, superstar producer and general badass. Walker's career took an unexpected and highly successful turn as he took the producer's chair at the helm of massive mainstream albums and singles working with artists Train, Katy Perry, Weezer, Pink, Fall Out Boy among others. Walker has released 6 full-length studio albums with the help of his band, the Black Widows. His latest record, The Peachtree Battle EP, was released in 2013 and reached #3 on the Heatseekers Chart.