This has been a whirlwind 12 months for rural West Virginia country stars the Davisson Brothers Band.
Singer/rhythm guitarist Donnie Davisson and Chris Davisson, along with longtime friends drummer Aaron Regester and bassist Rus Reppert, toured coast to coast and across the ocean in support of their single “Po’ Boyz,” which hit No. 2 on the Australian country charts.
There’s nothing poorly about this band. They’re finding success just being themselves.
“We stay true to ourselves and make sure we are as authentic as we can,” says Chris Davisson, lead and slide guitarist. “The video (for ‘Po’ Boyz’) was shot in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains. We filmed in the farm where we hang out, the mountains where we fish and hang out. We kept it real.”
Music is in the Davisson brothers’ blood. Their father is a longtime musician and the boys were making a living with music at age 12.
“We’ve never done anything else,” says Davisson, who was a multisport athlete in high school.
“Po’ Boyz” is found on the band’s latest album, Fighter, recorded with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band). The Davisson Brothers recorded the basic tracks live in the recording studio, creating a project that can be reproduced in a concert setting.
“We intentionally tried not to overdo anything,” Davisson says. “Less is more with us.”
Rolling Stone Country hailed the Davisson Brothers Band as one of the 10 new country artists you need to know. Davisson isn’t quite sure what the band is doing right.
“Nobody has the formula for a hit song and why they work,” he says. “We just try to be ourselves. Rural America and Rural Australia just dig it.”
To watch the video for “Po’ Boyz,” visit http://bit.ly/2xaz2j.