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Dixie Tradition / Bio

This identical twin, 25 year old Act of D.J. and Jonathon Rachal. Their style of music compares to making a southern dish…. a dash of gospel, a smidge of pop, and a generous portion of rock and country. Beginning singing at the early age of 3, they have continued to eat, sleep, and breathe music, getting their first chance to perform on stage at the age of 6 on the Ark-La-Tex Round-up, and haven’t stopped performing since then.
In 2007, they received a $10,000 recording contract by winning a singing contest, and they recorded their first CD album, but they also continued to perform at bigger and larger venues throughout the Ark-La-Tex, including performing on the Stage of the “Louisiana Hayride”, the “Louisiana State Fair”, as well as Red River Revel just to name a few. In 2008 they were invited to perform at EPCOT Center in Florida where they performed to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience of over 70,000 people, selling the most CD’s of any band performing there.
In 2008, through Chuck Redden, (currently in charge of promotions of 12 Clear Channel stations, and is the author of several songs on Ray Stevens albums, introduced them to their current co-manager Joe D. Guerriero who immediately saw the potential of the twins and took them to Nashville where they recorded their first CD in a Nashville Studio with Lonnie Wilson who produced them, and who also saw their great potential.
D.J. and Jonathon continued to “pay their dues” and opened for numerous label artists, and on every occasion, the audiences told them that they “blew them off the stage”. Because of their talent, they were invited and appeared on RFD-TV, “The Penny Gilley Show” in Branson, Missouri, as the only non-label or non-legend to appear on her show, and the hostess, Penny Gilley, thought they were a “can’t miss” act.
Recently, and now seasoned even more, some of the top song writers in Nashville provided them with their “top drawer” songs, and the twins went back to Nashville in May of 2012 where Mark Moseley produced their five song album, including one song the twins wrote with their guitar player, “IF I Fall,” which all of the music people in Nashville that have heard their song say it is not only a number one hit, but capable of being nominated for “Song of the Year” once released.
At the presence time, the summer of 2012, their Act has just been pitched to Nashville Music Labels and their managers are expecting a favorable reaction in the immediate future as all of the music people who have heard them say they are certain to be signed.

General Info

Band Members
Vocals- Jonathon and DJ Rachal, Brandon Hale rhythm geetar, Jordan Tromberg aka JT- Lead geetar, Matt Laroux- Bass, Chris Thomas -drums
Artist Name
Dixie Tradition
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/dixietradition
Active Since
01/07
Genres
Country / Rocking Country

Contact Info

Location
Blanchard, LA
Manager
Tanya Avery - Manager/Tour/Merch/local events/Publicity