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Local country group prepares for first record release

Posted: September 17, 2014 - 8:47am  |  Updated: September 17, 2014 - 8:53am
Harlem native Jeremy Graham is preparing to release his first country single early next year. The Jeremy Graham Band opens for Montgomery Gentry on Friday at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans.  Special
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Harlem native Jeremy Graham is preparing to release his first country single early next year. The Jeremy Graham Band opens for Montgomery Gentry on Friday at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans.

By Charmain Z. Brackett

Correspondent

 

Montgomery Gentry concert goers will have the chance to hear a song from a local band that should hit the radio waves in early 2015.

Harlem’s Jeremy Graham recently signed a three-year contract with Dominion Entertainment, and he and his band, the Jeremy Graham Band, will perform the single, “Ride Out to Nowhere,” Friday at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion prior to Montgomery Gentry taking the stage.

“‘Ride Out to Nowhere’ is a song when you have a little something on your mind, and you need some alone time,” said Graham, the band’s lead singer and one of its songwriters.

And it’s “Ride Out to Nowhere” that will be the first recording released on his new record label.

Graham grew up in the 1990s listening to an eclectic mix of music, which has influenced his own style. His father loved rock ‘n roll while his mother enjoyed country music. Some of his influences include Garth Brooks, George Strait, Pink Floyd, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

While it’s a solo contract, Graham said he’s keeping all the current band members and the sound engineer with him.

“I got to keep the band. I got to keep the guys I’ve been on the road with for eight years,” he said. “It was super important.”

The band calls Augusta its home and has played The Country Club on Washington Road several times. A concert is scheduled there on Saturday. In addition to Augusta concerts, the members have traveled extensively. They recently returned from the Vermont State Fair and have played across the country. They’ve also played in Europe and Japan on Armed Forces entertainment tours.

Some of the Jeremy Graham Band’s music can be found at the iTunes store and at ReverbNation.

Graham said he’s excited to be opening for Montgomery Gentry.

“I’ve always enjoyed their music. They play the fun-loving, Hell raising country music that I like,” he said.

Tickets to Montgomery Gentry are $25 in advance and $35 on the day of the show.

 

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