For the 6th year, the Josh Brannon Band returned to Tuscumbia, AL to perform at the annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and Festival, opening this year for headliner, John Michael Montgomery.
Known for his hit songs, “I Swear,” “Be My Baby Tonight” and “I Love the Way You Love Me,” country music hitmaker Montgomery headlined the Saturday night concert portion of the 2-day event.
The Josh Brannon Band is a fast-rising country group with a well-earned reputation for high-energy shows, distinct vocals, and top-notch musicianship with clever fiddle and guitar arrangements. The group displays abundant chemistry onstage and off. Their latest release, “Neon Lights,” is the title cut from the band’s most recent album of original music. The tune features a recently released music video.
“It was an honor to do a show with one of my favorite artists,” Josh Brannon said of performing on the show with John Michael Montgomery. Brannon and his bandmates are not only part of the concert lineup; they participate in the trail ride and other activities at the annual benefit event, which this year raised more than $150,000 for St. Jude.
“We always try to keep our schedule open to participate in Saddle Up,” Brannon says. “It’s a very worthwhile event, plain and simple.”
The 22nd annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and Festival was held July 20-21 in Tuscumbia, featuring trail riding, pony and wagon rides, live music, an auction, vendors and more. It is the nation’s largest trail ride benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is located in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the 1996 inaugural event, the festival has raised more than $1.8 million for St. Jude.
Based in Myrtle Beach, SC, the group is fronted by singer/songwriter Brannon, and founding member, Worth King on fiddle, the latter originally from Muscle Shoals, AL. Rounding out JBB’s unique sound are Andrew Beck on bass, Tanner Beck on lead guitar, and James Poindexter on drums.
Fans can experience the Josh Brannon Band at one of the group’s upcoming dates throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.