Chris Cardman - Lead Guitarist - County Line Road - 2013

Chris Cardman – Lead Guitarist – County Line Road – 2013 Screenshot from Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam website

Some of you have been kind to help with votes for County Line Road in the Pepsi Gulfcoastjam.  They reached the Reverbnation #1 spot for Country Rock and have been inching forward from 8 to 6 to 4 and are now in the #3 spot for Pepsi’s search for the “First ever Southern Original.”     Chris Cardman, the lead guitar player for County Line Road, is my friend, and we were neighbors at Playa San Miguel in Costa Rica for many years.  I am so happy to witness the band’s climb to fame!

Over 2000 acts applied for this event, and CLR is one of 48 that made the finals, and they did well!     Darryl Worley, who presided over the Tallahassee playoffs, had several remarks to Chris that made me smile:   “Hey man… play that guitar….” and “… That rock and rollin’ guitar man makes us smile and wanna drink more Pepsi!” 

They have also been selected to perform in the Simple Man cruise in late October!  Today their song Watering Hole plays first in the queue, then 20 Mile Bend and THEN plays Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Simple Man!  Listen to the lineup here:

http://www.simplemancruise.com/lineup/player/id/836/

Here’s part of their update email:

“BREAKING NEWS!!!

County Line Road was added to the lineup for Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Simple Man Cruise in October!!!! We will be playing alongside Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackberry Smoke, A Thousand Horses, Molly Hatchet and more!!! We couldn’t have done it without your votes!”

They’re already listed as one of the Beachfront Stage Artists for the Jam as well:  (Darryl Worley) http://www.darrylworley.com/pepsi-gulf-coast-jam-announces-beachfront-stage-artists/

The judges top picks from the Tallahassee competition will not be announced until the voting closes on Thursday.     The top winners will be chosen based on 60% from judging and 40% from the public votes.  If you have a Facebook account, please help them hit the #1 spot!  Urge your friends to vote as well!

http://pepsigulfcoastjam.sonicbids.com/artist/county-line-road/vote/

With two busy weeks behind me, I am still in transit, heading for the airport after I hit ‘publish.’  I’ll be offline until tomorrow night and hopefully online soon with lots of updates!  I’ve lots and lots and lots to share!

Thanks for helping with the voting if possible!

Z

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