Based out of the Northeastern Illinois/Southeastern Wisconsin area, Mandy Z & Rural Route One is an award winning Rockin' Country Band that entertains at venues of all sizes, fairs, festivals, events, Bike Runs, & much more throughout the Midwest & Nashville, TN, performing Covers & Originals. One of the biggest things they take pride in is that they are unique, dynamic, and entertaining. Each of their original songs has a different sense, feel, and style to it. From Rockabilly Country to Swampy Country Blues to a Sweet Ballad, each song is different from the next. Bob Lindsley drives the band keeping’ the solid strong beat on the drums, along with supporting vocals, while Jim Roxworthy stays locked in on the low end on Bass. Bart Alonzo & Tom Collins are on vocals & guitar, both taking leads & rhythm. Bart's style brings the "rock" feel to the songs, while Tom, our newest member of the band, brings his Country "Chickin' Pickin'" , Blues, Bluegrass, & Rock background & styles to the group! Singer/Songwriter Mandy Z fronts the band on vocals & rhythm guitar, bringing the audience into every show with her enthusiasm & excitement that has been described as contagious. She has a unique vocal style and puts her heart & soul into every lyric of the songs. Notables: *2013- June- Perform during the 42nd Annual CMA Fest/Fan Fair in Nashville, TN at the CMA Fest Entertainment Showcase & Honky Tonk Central *2013- June- "Baby I Need To See You" debuts on FM106.1 Milwaukee Country Radio *2013- April- "Not A Love Song" debuts on FM106.1 Milwaukee Country Radio *2013- March- "Drinkin' Song" debuts on FM106.1 Milwaukee Country Radio *2013- March- #1 on the Reverbnation Country Charts 4 weeks running. *2013- March- Steel Eagle Radio out of Chicago & Windy City Country Radio out of Chicago put "Drinkin' Song", "Not A Love Song", and "Honky Tonk Heart" into rotation. *2013- February- #1 on the Reverbnation Country Charts *2013- January - Nashville Radio 107.1FM features "Honky Tonk Heart" on the Spotlight on Songwriter's Segment *2012- November- Made our Nashville Debut at Tootsies Orchid Lounge & Honky Tonk Central *2012- Mandy is a featured Songwriter at Hotel Indigo, Nashville, TN *2012- September- "Honky Tonk Heart" is featured on Nashville Radio FM 107.1 Spotlight on Songwriters Segment *2012- September- Mandy Z & Rural Route One voted one of the Top 25 Artists on Digital Rodeo's "Next Country Star" Competition *2012- August- "Drinkin' Song" takes 4th place Nationally in the Texaco Country Showdown Songwriting Contest *2012- August- "Drinkin' Song" & "Honky Tonk Heart" debut on Nashville Radio FM 107.1 *2012- August- "Honky Tonk Heart" is featured on Nashville Radio FM 107.1's Singer/Songwriter Segment *2012 Texaco Country Showdown Local Finalists sponsored by FM106.1 Milwaukee Country! *2012- June & July- "Drinkin' Song" Placed 5th Nationally in the Texaco Country Showdown Songwriting Contest *2012- Self Released EP Debuts *2011 FM106.1 Milwaukee Country/AM920 The Wolf Rock The Ark Winners!