Red Dirt Music get it's name from the blood red soil and Surrounding landscape of Stillwater, Oklahoma, the place many hail as the "Mecca" of Red Dirt Music. While locating the mu- sic's epicenter is easy, defining the sound is a little more difficult. "I've always thought Red Dirt was less about a sound, and more about a brotherhood of musicians with a common goal; not only to make music, but music with a ,essage," says Jenkins. "Bob Childers, Jimmy LaFave, Tom Skinner, The Great Divide and so many others have helped to shape and form this rapidly growing genre, bringing in the convictions of Woody Guthrie and the swank and swagger of the Outlaw Country and Southern Rock movements"
Jenkins new album Brothers Of The Dirt definitely carries on in that tradition with a wide variety of style and influence, bringing in artists at the forefront of the new charge---Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland, Cody Canada, Mike McClure, and Mixing them in with others that helped to in- fluence the genre---Steve Pryor, Ron Morgan, Pat Savage, Brad Absher just to name just a few.
As with previous releases, Jenkins Shows on Brothers of the Dirt, his ninth, why he is the premier songwriter of the Red Dirt Movement , writing all 12 songs on the disc, including co-writes with Randy Rogers, Brady Black, Scott Hutchinson, and Bob Wiles. With a voice as big as Texas and guitar chops (and beard) that would make Billy Gibbons proud, Jenkins takes his rightful place as one of the shining stars of not only Red Dirt, but American music. Jenkins is the flagship artist for Red Dirt / E1 Music, a label which has been created by E1 Entertainment specifically geared to cultivate red dirt music to a broader audience.
Since moving to Austin, Texas in 2003 Jenkins has had a phenomenal run of success with 8 hit singles on the Texas Music Chart including "Feet Don't Touch The Ground", "Finger On The Trigger", "Down In Flames" "The Whole World's Gone Crazy", "Why Did We Ever Say Goodbye" and "Call of the Road." His album Faster Than A Stone spent 13 weeks on the national AMA Chart, and Jenkins' songs have been cut by LARue, Cross Canandian Ragweed, Blew Edmond-son, and Lester Chambers, among others.
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