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KENTUCKY LIVING MAGAZINE READERS SELECT JERICHO WOODS AS “BEST CURRENTLY PERFORMING KY MUSICAL GROUP”
NEWS / *Also Selected from 7,000 Applicants as a Hard Rock Rising 2016 Finalist*
Jericho Woods was beyond proud to be chosen by Kentucky Living magazine readers as the “Best Currently Performing KY Musical Group.” The news came just a few days before they were also select by Hard Rock from the 7,000 applicants to become one of five finalists in the Hard Rock Rising Competition to be held at the Hard Rock Café in Louisville on June 1st.
“It’s been a great year for Jericho Woods that is for sure,” says lead vocalist Josh Mitcham. “It has always been important for us to represent Kentucky wherever we go. We feel a responsibility to make sure our heritage lives on through our music and to get this honor from Kentucky Living Magazine was a milestone for us.”
The Commonwealth based group is profiled in the current issue of Kentucky Living, which reaches over 476,000 Kentuckians as the official publication of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives. They also recently were selected by Hard Rock from over 7,000 acts to be a live performing finalist in the Hard Rock Rising Competition to be held at the Louisville location on June 1st. Jericho Woods will be performing live that evening for a chance at winning $50,000 and for a performance slot at a festival in Ibiza, Spain.
This five person group is currently on the road promoting their debut album Same Ol’ Dirt which premiered in the Top 8 on the Billboard Heatseeker Charts and in the Top 25 on the iTunes Country Album Chart. The entertainment industry is a buzz about these bluegrass-reared tunesmiths.
“One of the most talked about in the industry.” – Billboard’s Chuck Dauphin.
“Clear, liquid country-rock from Kentucky, smoothly played and sung. The dobro lines are particularly ear catching.” – Music Row’s Robert K. Oermann’s review of She Don’t Need Me Anymore.
Kentucky has always been known for Bluegrass & Bourbon, but the roots of Jericho Woods run deeper than that into the veins and musical culture of this region. “I dig this band, they know their roots, haven’t gotten above their raisin; and do know their state and musical heritage,” says Greg Martin of The Kentucky Headhunters. Jericho Woods fuses the Grand Ole Opry with Muscle Shoals. A musical experience that only boys brought up in this diverse Commonwealth could produce. To date, they have been featured in the following: Billboard, CMA Close Up, Kentucky Living, Music Row, Nashville Country Club, Nashville Music Guide, The Daily Country and the Amplifier. They are endorsed by Risen Amps, NS Design and MJC Ironworks.
Members (l-r in the image above): Stan Nickell (guitarist), Dustin Spencer (drums), Josh Mitcham (guitar & vocals), Paul Priest (bass & vocals) and Jory Hutchens (fiddle).