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Instead of creating a band biography in general, we want to showcase each individual in our band.
Kevin Beard – Lead Vocalist, pianist, drummer and songwriter.
Kevin has a long history with music as he wrote his first song at the age of twelve.
Having been raised in an acapella church, he learned how to blend four part harmonies that gives Dixie Republic a rich sound. Taking hold of family traditions that has been passed down from generation to generation, Kevin has grown from the roots of country and bluegrass music. With his first love being hard rock music, he trademarks his vocals with energy and an edge.
Gary Stephenson - Lead Vocals, guitarist, and songwriter.
You know how some people are born with it? That is Gary. Being raised in a musical church gave him exposure to various melodies and harmonies at an early age. Gary started playing the guitar at the age of fifteen. He was first a hard rocker that had an appreciation for all types of music ranging from traditional country to blues. Gary is a “Riff Master.” He can write music faster than rain can splatter. Having a big heart shows in his writing style as it is translated through his music. Gary has played all over the country in various gigs ranging from New York to LA. Joining Dixie Republic rekindled passion for music with old friends and band mates by digging up old treasures and creating new ones. Now continuing on with Kevin and Chris, he lends a unique writing style that is the BOMB!
Chris Haithcoat - Lead Vocals, drummer, guitarist, bassist, and. songwriter.
Born in Nashville TN, in the heart of country music, Chris was raised with rock-n-roll and influenced with southern gospel. Being part of the “Heartbeat” of the band, his drumming skills came from building kits as a child out of shoe boxes and ice cream tubs. He didn't pick up the bass and guitar until nearly 21 but his versatility is one of his many aspects that make Dixie Republic a unique sound. Playing mostly in rock bands, I asked Chris, “Why country music?” His reply; “My dad planted the country seed in me, with the legendary Conway, George Jones, and Merle Haggard. You tend to get to take on your fathers traits the older you get. I guess it has always been with me”. Chris is kind of the "Cherry" on top.
Listen to Dixie Republic! They'll blow you away!!