As rodeo fans saddle up for a good time Friday night, they’ll be treated to country music by a young Harlem-based band.
David Daughtry and The Good Ol’ Boys are set to perform as Rodeo Nights opens at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, where gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 7:30.
Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist David Daughtry, 22, described the band as having a country sound with a dash of classic Southern rock and blues.
“We are just a bunch of good ol’ boys really,” he said. “We try to write about things that happen in our lives and things that the majority of people can relate to.”
Hard work is a key part of their lives, said Daughtry, who works on a dairy farm in Warrenton, Ga., and attends Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Daughtry is the son of the late Grovetown City Councilman David Daughtry and country-gospel singer Terri Gibbs, whose Top 20 hits include Somebody’s Knockin’, Rich Man, and Mis’ry River.
Music was always part of Daughtry’s life growing up, he said.
At just 3 months old, Daughtry made his first appearance on stage with his mother while she was on tour.
“I’ve never known life without music,” he said. “Everything I know musically has come from her (Gibbs).”
David Daughtry and the Good Ol’ Boys was formed in July 2011 and debuted at a dove shoot in Burke County.
“Our only goal really was to play for that dove shoot, but we stuck together ever since,” Daughtry said.
In addition to Daughtry, the band includes Drew Widmann, Weston Corley, James “Cody” Hunt and Doug “Paul” Widmann.
The band also will play April 28 during the Grovetown Heritage Festival.