Josh Abbott Band Isn’t Just About Texas

Texas Band Wants to Branch Out With “Hangin’ Around”

To take your music from the Texas scene to the national scene takes some guts.

Because Texas is, well, Texas. They seem to have their own way of doing things.

But Josh Abbott Band is doing it. And I think that might have something to do with the band’s lack of that Texas snobbery.

They’re not one of those groups that think only their state’s music is worthy, and that eschews anything that comes from beyond the state line.

“We really love so much of the country music coming out of Nashville. Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann. Those are the ones making what we consider country music, and we like it all,” the band’s frontman Abbott told me when they were in Chicago playing a show on Saturday (Jan. 10). The band’s current single “Hangin’ Around” is from their major label debut EP Tuesday Night.

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