Sweating out their own brand of country music, Southern Drawl Band has been relentlessly touring the U.S. from coast to coast since the band’s beginnings in 2012, playing over 200 shows a year to sold-out crowds of fiercely loyal fans. The country rock group’s ambitious tour schedule prompts fans to travel hundreds of miles for their shows. "Tirelessly building our grass roots fan base from the ground up is the key to our success," says Mike Nash, front man and guitarist for the band.
Growing up in Nashville, Nash played music in east Tennessee solely as “Nashville Mike,” but it was a request for an Old Crow Medicine Show song that led him to call former Southern Drawl bandmate Rich Killingsworth. They formed a band and made a name for themselves in the local music scene playing classic country covers in small venues. That eventually brought them opportunities to perform alongside prominent country and rock artists Lynyrd Skynrd, Jimmy Buffett, Aaron Tippin, Neil McMcoy, Blackberry Smoke, Pure Prarie League and Cody Canada.
In 2012, the University of Tennessee debuted the band’s music video for their rock cover of the official Tennessee state song, “Rocky Top” by the Osborne Brothers. The video was played on Neyland Stadium’s Jumbo-tron and watched by a crowd of over 102,000 people during football season. Southern Drawn Band’s cover went on to become one of the famed song’s most popular versions and was even played on NBC's Sunday Night Football for millions of viewers in celebration of Peyton Manning's record breaking touchdown pass in October of 2014.