The Adam Craig Band has represented hard work, excitement, and passion on record and on stage since forming in 2006. Their determination and talent brought them to national prominence under the name TelluRide over the last few years, and the recent name change and the circumstances surrounding it has only strengthened their resolve to take their music to an even larger audience. Lawsuits over the band’s name prompted a transition to the Adam Craig Band. And that’s the only aspect of the band that has changed. The four-man band’s brand of music, rooted in harmonies, musicianship, and high-energy stage shows has only improved with the adversity they have been dealt.
Craig is also becoming known for writing songs for other artists including “Church Pew or Bar Stool” on country superstar Jason Aldean’s current CD, “My Kinda Party” and “Fast Lane” co-written with emerging country star, Josh Thompson.
The band gained critical and fan acclaim with their debut album, Four Square Miles, a collection of 12 songs that included the nationally-charted singles “Pencil Marks” and “Stay.”
The band originally formed in 2006 when Washington state-natives Adam Craig, who also plays lead and rhythm guitar, his cousin/keyboard player Ryan Jones and drummer Brian Smith hooked up in Nashville with South Carolina-native, bassist Jimi Hendrix (his real name.) Their strong work ethic, tight harmonies and stellar musicianship lead to opening gigs with the likes of Little Big Town, Blake Shelton, Sara Evans, Eric Church, Billy Currington and others. The band has even opened for such legendary rock acts as Foreigner, Brett Michaels CCR and REO Speedwagon.
Earlier this year, the guys hooked up with acclaimed producer Josh Leo, who has written songs and produced albums for the likes of Alabama, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes and others. The first Josh Leo-produced single, “Nothin’ Wrong” for the Adam Craig Band is now on radio.