Originally formed back in 1996 by Matt Hill & Shep Maners as a two man acoustic duo playing pool halls and bars, Naked Rodeo has grown into a five piece local favorite around the Birmingham area. Naked Rodeo is a mixed salad of influences from “old school” country, new country, alt-rock, and blues. The band prides itself on flavoring cover songs with a seasoning that is truly their own. Every Show is a high energy event that can leave you exhausted by the end of the night. With a solid following and a presence of a major act, Naked Rodeo has caught the eyes and ears of Alabama’s largest country radio station, as well as landed opening act positions for David Allan Coe, The Marshall Tucker Band, Confederate Railroad, Cory Morrow and Rachel Proctor. The Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center called upon Naked Rodeo as the pre-show party band for the 2004 & 2005 the Kenny Chesney concert as well as for the 2005 George Strait concert at the BJCC. In the Summer of 2005, the band shared the Bill at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Birmingham with Brooks & Dunn, Big and Rich, and the Warren Brothers. Nashville has also caught wind of Naked Rodeo and has taken advantage of their following to expose new acts, such as CMA nominated artist “Blue County” and Nashville Star’s John Stone; by adding these artist and others as support to NR shows.