‘Catch of the Day’ – Josh Abbott Band – “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” [AUDIO]
Today we cross the border and enter that mystical, far off land called Texas, featuring one of the top acts on the Texas music charts. A group that came together in college, and is still based on the friendship of its members.
While attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX in 2006, Josh Abbott began assembling friends, frat brothers and local musicians, and the band that bares his name began to take form. In 2007, the Josh Abbott Band recorded their debut album, Scapegoat, releasing it in 2008 on their own label, Pretty Damn Tough Records. At that point, Abbott, who was just a thesis away from his master's degree, put college on hold to devote himself to music full time.
The album quickly drew the attention of the Texas music "scene" and the band began touring the state to promote the project. A second album, She's Like Texas, followed in 2010, and the group continued to score on the Texas charts. It wasn't until Small Town Family Dream, the group's 2012 release that the Nashville charts began to give the band notice. The album peaked at #5 on the album chart, producing the group's second top 40 single.
True to its roots, and believing if it ain't broke, don't fix it, the Josh Abbott Band has released 5 albums, all on their small independent label (though now they do have a partnership with Reviver Records), charting 3 top-five albums and 5 top-40 singles. They group has also stayed true to the Texas Music scene, has hitting the top of both the Texas Music Album and Singles charts on numerous occasions.
Their latest project, Until My Voice Goes Out, was released in August and we have the second single in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, the Josh Abbott Band and "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.
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Today’s Key Word: “TANGO”