So it always happens, I attend concerts with high hopes for the grand act, but I get blown away by the opening act. Recently I attended a Brett Eldredge concert at a local country club. We did the whole meet and great with Brett Eldredge which was fantastic, he was a great guy. Although, this one isn’t about Brett. Sorry y’all, but honestly the band The Railers came on stage and that’s when I was truly amazed. I asked myself why haven’t I heard of them before? They rocked the crowd with their astonishing musical talents. I didn’t get a chance to meet all of the band when they finished up playing, but I met Jordan and he was the most down to earth, humble person. The whole band was truly humble. They came to socialize with the fans around the bar which many of the country musicians boycott doing.
Brothers Jordan and Jonathan were raised in rural Missouri. In years to follow they met Arizona native Cassandra. Jonathan, Jordan, and Cassandra are trained students who all had an aspiration to move to Nashville’s Music City. They played their ‘last show’ in Arizona. Although, little did they know the show was just the first stepping stones of becoming a huge Warner Brothers band. People kept questioning the name of the band which sparked a light bulb that Cassandra, vocalist, thought they had something “really special together.”
In 2002 Jonathan left for Music city followed by Cassandra and Jordan. I did ask Jordan that night how he made it in the music city. He told me that they worked in the industry for several years to keep up and played for a couple country artist such as Josh Turner, Sara Evens, and Lorrie Morgan. In May of 2008 when they met Indiana drummer, Tyler Oban; he joined the band and they were set to rock.
On April 11, 2010 the trio made a pact together. They were going to quit their jobs and fully chase country music for themselves. “It was probably the scariest time in our lives, walking away from a steady paycheck and into the great unknown,” vocalist, mandolin and fiddle player Jordan Lawson said. But I can say it was truly worth it. Seeing them rock the stage with their presence and full appreciation of the crowd is something hard to find nowadays. I truly believe this is an up and coming band with full potential. Forget Country bars, this trio will be coming to an amphitheater near you in the years to come. I was honored to be introduced to such an astounding group and cant wait for their single to hit airwaves this spring. Look if The Railers are hitting a city near you ! You won’t be disappointed, they are truly what country music needs right now. Check out their video below and follow The Railers on Social Media for an amazing sound.