Southern Fryed is known as one of the Rocky Mountain region’s most up-and-coming country acts! They bring a high-energy performance with their unique flavor of Rocky Mountain Country, deeply rooted in Texas Red Dirt and Southern Rock. Southern Fryed has been performing together for ten years, and have exploded onto the regional scene, becoming a must-see act throughout the Front Range. They deliver an interactive and powerful performance that not only leaves the crowd wanting more, but makes them feel like they’re part of the show! From heart-warming ballads to the latest Texas Country hits, their music variety speaks to everyone, packing the dance floor at every show!
Past performances include the biggest venues and dancehalls across the region, from Bushwackers in Omaha, Nebraska, to the Outlaw Saloon in their hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming. When the big acts come to town, Southern Fryed is the go-to opening act, and have supported the likes of Cody Johnson, Casey Donahew, William Clark Green, Granger Smith, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Gary Allen, and Dwight Yoakam... just to name a few. When it comes to the big evet, these guys know how to keep the energy high, too! Southern Fryed performs regularly at County Fairs, festivals, and private events across Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Southern Fryed released their debut album “bluecollartown” in 2016, receiving tremendous reviews from fans. “bluecollartown” was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards, along with nominations for Songwriter of the Year for Russ Brown in 2016 and 2017. Their sophomore album, “Dive Bar,” received an Album of the Year nod at the 2018 RMCMAs.
Southern Fryed band members include: front man Russ Brown, Andy Woods on bass and vocals, Jack Porter on lead guitar and vocals, and Tim Howard on drums.
Front man Russ Brown, a North Platte NE native, retired from the US Air Force after 22 years of service. Early on, he competed in several talent competitions to include the Colgate Country Showdown, America’s Rising Stars and the Galaxy of Stars. In 2005, he was signed by Music City Network out of Nashville as part of a promotional deal. After the company folded that year, Russ continued to write songs and follow his passion. He has been nominated for Songwriter of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards in 2016 & 2017 and at The Josie Awards in 2019. In 2008, he formed the band known today as Southern Fryed.