Texas Music Breakthrough – Week 2

TMP Breakthrough

We have 5 great singles this week from Brandon Steadman, Parker McCollum,  Josh Tiemann, Jarrod Johnson, and Buddy Vargas.  Share, listen, and request.  Let’s help these great singles breakthrough on to the Texas music charts!


Every artist gets asked when it was they got the itch to play, well for Brandon Steadman he could give that credit to a random “Morrow Monday Night” at Antone’s in Austin. Steadman’s older sister snuck the then 17 year old in that night and the rest of the story unfolds from there.  Read more…

Website:  http://brandonsteadmanband.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BrandonSteadmanBand


At just 22 years old, Parker McCollum is already earning comparisons to critically-acclaimed artists like Ryan Bingham and John Mayer. However, the young singer-songwriter has also worked tirelessly to establish his own name, a fact that is evident on his striking full-length debut album, The Limestone Kid, which will be released on Feb. 24, 2015. The eleven-song record (featuring nine originals written by Parker — a writer mature beyond his age — and a guest appearance from steel guitar legend Lloyd Maines) covers an impressive amount of musical ground, from the driving roots rock of “Lucy” to the introspective heartbreak of the album’s first single, “Meet Me in the Middle.” Currently a rising star on the Austin Americana music scene, McCollum and his stellar band are planning to celebrate the release of The Limestone Kid with a Spring 2015 tour.


Website:  www.parkermccollum.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ParkerMcCollumMusic


Josh Tiemann was born in Austin, Texas but grew up on a small farm on the Colorado River.  He took guitar lessons at an early age but focused on sports from grade school to college. While attending Texas A&M, he began writing songs and recording music as cheaply as possible. After graduating in 2008, Josh moved to Austin and joined the work force. In 2011 he joined the Rusty Nails Band and a year later he formed the Josh Tiemann Band. Currently the band is based out of La Grange, Tx and they specialize in country and rock music. Josh has written ten original tunes and recently released his first EP album.  The album has four tracks and was produced by Texas recording artist Jake Kellen.  Read More…

Website:  http://www.joshtiemann.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/JoshTiemannBand


Playing guitar since he was 4 and writing his first song when he was 12 after his sixth grade girlfriend broke up with him, Jarrod has always known music is what he wanted to do.  Crediting his father and grandmother for his love of traditional country music, the influence shows in his songs.  After stints in Florida, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Nashville Jarrod is settling down back in Texas. “I’ve always considered myself a writer, not a singer. The fact that people want to hear me sing my songs still floors me.  The artist thing is really an accident but as long as people want to hear me I’ll keep doing it.  Empty Pillow is a perfect example.  That was a demo I was pitching to The Time Jumpers.  Deryl just happened to be in town staying with us and agreed to do the harmonies.  We had a ball.  Now it’s getting airplay. It’s all very humbling.” Accident or not, as long as there’s someone who wants to listen, jarrod will continue to write and sing his songs simply because he loves to do it.


Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/jarrodjohnson

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jarrodjohnsonmusic


Born in Kansas City, raised in Wolcott,Ks a small town in Wyandotte County and son of a Tejano Music Hall Of Fame Vocalist, Buddy Boy as he’s known to friends is a singer/songwriter who transplanted to Texas at age 11 and Is making his mark on the music world, with his timeless ability for writing and performing.  Read more…

Website:  http://www.reverbnation.com/buddyboytexas

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/buddyboytexas

Author: Chris Fox

Music addict, a sucker for heartbreak songs, and avid Houston sports fan! I'am also the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers.

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