They're exactly like the great local band you heard for months and always knew would make it big. For those of us native Nashvillians who remember going to a place like the Courtyard Cafe in Hickory Hollow on weekends just to catch the great one man show of some guy named Phil Vassar, this means a lot. So, it's not that difficult to predict many fan trips from thousands of Hoosiers to Nashville as some hometown boys in the form of the band River County make it big.

Derek Wylie, Chris Presley and Jake Hehman are friends who decided to enter a talent contest in their hometown of Whiteland, Indiana. From a unanimous judges' approval after this talent contest, the three friends comprising River County never looked back. In fact, they spent the better part of their summers playing graduation parties, hog roasts and musical contests, all the while strengthening their craft and abilities. Next thing you know the guys were playing club dates, fairs, concerts with the likes of Andy Griggs, Rascall Flatts, Jack Ingram and Lorrie Morgan, and special events like the Brickyard 400 in Indy. River County even had the chance to impart their country wisdom to the Chinese during their tour of the People's Republic early in 2008. Next stop, Nashville!

River County's debut CD, "Rockin' The Country", is a great example of how to blend the different strains of country music into one well done package. The whole CD gives great diversity between the driving tune, "Rockin' the Country", to the slower tunes like, "It's Alright To Cry", and, "Songs From Your Heart". There's also not one person who listens to country regularly that can't think of that certain place with its own unique attractive weirdness when River County sings, "We're All Here". The whole CD is a pretty good display of how a band should come out of the chute starting out in Music City.

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