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Sound description: Authentic, roots country played with all the raw power, energy and passion of a garage band.
|Live at Robert's EP||1996||Arista|
|Big Backyard Beat Show||1998||Arista|
|Coast To Coast||2000||Arista|
|This Is BR5-49||2001||Sony Nashville|
|Tangled in the Pines||2004|
|Shaw Wilson||Drums, Vocals|
|Chuck Mead||Guitar, Vocals|
|Don Herron||Guitar, Steel guitar|
|Geoff Firebaugh||Bass guitar|
|An live interview with Chuck Mead on KJHK 90.7 FM circa 1985.||None||July 21, 2004|
|Chuck Mead on his definition of country music.||midnight||April 21, 2005|
|Chuck Mead on some of the weirdest gigs he's played with BR549.||12:01 a.m.||April 21, 2005|
|Chuck Mead on whether he'd prefer BR549 continue or have a solo career.||midnight||April 21, 2005|
|Chuck musing on the Outhouse...before it turned strip joint.||None||July 21, 2004|
|How did you manage to get signed so quickly after moving to Nashville?||None||July 21, 2004|
|How is your line-up working out?||None||July 21, 2004|
|What are Jay and Gary up to now that they've left the band?||None||July 21, 2004|
|What do you think of 'country' music these days?||None||July 21, 2004|
|What was it like for you growing up in Lawrence?||None||July 21, 2004|
In an era of slick, commercial country music, BR549 remains an enigma. The Nashville-based quintet barnstormed Music City in 1995 with a sound that seemed novel at the time: authentic, roots country played with all the raw power, energy and passion of a garage band. With a rock-solid reputation, built one show at a time in Nashville's Lower Broadway scene, the '49-ers released three albums and an EP for Arista Records. Though critics slathered the band with praise and high-profile gigs were numerous, the mainstream never really caught on to the group's tightly wound grooves.
After being unceremoniously dropped by Arista last year, BR549 was quickly snatched up by Lucky Dog, a division of Sony. Ever prolific, the band hopped into the studio and recorded its latest album with producer Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Martina McBride) released in June, 2001.