David Adam Byrnes with Curtis Grimes
Mon, Aug 19 7:00 pm
David Adam Byrnes: Country Music has been all that David Adam Byrnes has ever known. One of his earliest memories is attending a George Strait concert and really hearing a George Strait song for the first time. From that day forward, he would always take his cowboy hat to school; earning him the nickname of “George Strait” amongst his peers. In fact, Byrnes spent his final night of high school, on the stage opening up for the legendary Hank Williams, Jr. Curtis Grimes: Already a chart-topping country star on the Texas circuit, Curtis Grimes swings for the fences — and embraces a bigger, broader audience — with his new EP, Bottom of the Fifth. Curtis takes his small town roots, taking you through the heart of country music that is for the 21st century. Raised in East Texas, he grew up listening to artists like Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Merle Haggard, all of whom poured the look and feel of the American South into their songs. That classic music became the soundtrack of Curtis' childhood. As he grew older, though, his world became much wider. An impressive career as a collegiate and all-state baseball pitcher took him all around the state, and his growing success as a musician — including a stint on the first season of The Voice, where he competed on Cee Lo Green's team — gave him the opportunity to expand his reach. After hanging up his baseball cleats for good, Curtis began writing songs that looked not only at personal experiences in the Lone Star State, but life across the entire country as well.