Shotgun Rider is Locked and Loaded for 2018

Texas Panhandle duo, Shotgun Rider, is set for a BIG 2018!  Few entities command respect like label services, management, distribution, and publishing company Thirty Tigers (Aaron Watson, Turnpike Troubadours, Whiskey Myers, etc…), and renowned booking agency Red 11 Music (Cody Johnson, Turnpike Troubadours, Koe Wetzel, etc..).  With the addition of these two powerhouses, to go with the already-in-place, solid management and mentorship of Torrez Music Group, and it’s easy to see why we think these guys are headed for major success! As if that wasn’t enough excitement, the duo dropped a brand new single today, and it’s the first taste fans are getting from their highly anticipated debut album, “Palo Duro”; due out March 30th!

While “Palo Duro” will be their first full-length album, don’t mistake these guys for newbies.  With four EP’s already in their catalog, Shotgun Rider, is currently boasting 80k+ Monthly Listeners on Spotify; with one track, “It Won’t Matter Anyway” at 1.7 Million streams, and “Dance or Drink” about to reach the one million stream benchmark as well!  Already headlining venues like The Tap, Cheatham Street Warehouse, The Blue Light, Hoots Pub, and many more, and getting a coveted spot in this year’s Chilifest lineup, these guys are primed to make a big splash over the next couple of months!

We predict their debut single finds solid positioning next week on our Texas Music Spotify Chart and turns some heads as it continues to climb for weeks on end!  We also predict their album not only catches some major buzz around the Texas and Oklahoma, but finds plenty of ears beyond the region as well! National publications like Rolling Stone and American Songwriter are already hoping on board!

Check out their new single below, or find it here on our TMP Spotify Playlist!




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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.

1 thought on “Shotgun Rider is Locked and Loaded for 2018

  1. Thanks for the article about Shotgun Rider. I grew up in Dimmitt, Texas and my mom was Anthony’s teacher. She knew he had creative potential even back then. Castro County is very proud of those young men.
    (Also, I’m a new subscriber to your website.)

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