Kiley Bland, Steve Cox and Adam Hoffoss are three guys from The Ark-La-Tex (the corner of Arkansas, Louisiana, & Texas) with big dreams of some day escaping the trailer parks to become huge stars, and someday upgrading to a double wide, or maybe even owning their own trailer park. Well, those three guys made their dreams come true, and their band is Junior.
The band is known for their highly energetic and entertaining live shows, and they’ve played & toured with some of the biggest bands around – Lynyrd Skynyrd, The All American Rejects, Lifehouse, Joan Jett, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Brett Michaels, 38 Special, Bowling For Soup, Rehab, Blue October, Edwin McCain, American Hi-Fi, Everclear, 12 Stones, and many more. Junior performed at the Vans Warped Tour on the Ernie Ball stage, and won 2nd place in the Grammy Demo Review out of 800 bands. Junior was also selected as a national finalist in the Clear Channel Radio Star contest. Junior is sponsored by Ernie Ball, Peavey, and Dean Guitars & Instruments.
Junior released their debut album in 2001 entitled “Starving Artists of the Year." “Redneck, White, and Blue” followed in 2003 and the band released “Y’all Ready To Rock?” in June 2005. The band’s song ‘Stand Up and Holler’ from their newest album, “Are We Famous Yet?” was featured in 2005’s Children Of The Dirt 2, a motocross freestyle film featuring X-Games superstar Travis Pastrana. This year the song was used in both the NHL and NBA Playoffs.
‘NASCAR Man,’ a fan favorite track from Junior's current album “ARE WE FAMOUS YET?” has become a racing fan favorite. As heard during TV coverage of the 50th Daytona 500 (17.8 million viewers), "NASCAR Man" already has had traction on Fox Sports, SPEED TV and Fuel TV. The track was also licensed by ESPN for usage on NASCAR Countdown, NASCAR Nationwide Busch Series Race and NASCAR Sprint Cup Race.