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C. J. Krager
Sounds Like: Miranda Lambert, Dixie Chicks, Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry, The Band Perry
Bio: Israel and Nate are cousins whose family has a homestead on Copper Mountain, which is located in Troy, Montana. In 2001, Nate and Israel were introduced to Jacque during a music competition in Polson, MT. A couple months later, they competed against Jacque again in Spokane, WA. It was at this p...See Full Bio
“Troy band headed to France A look at the show listings on the Copper Mountain Band's website is a good indicator of how the Troy country band is holding on to its small-town roots while making a break for the wider world. A man in France was so taken with the YouTube video of the Copper Mountain Band's country-style remake of the Cher song "Just Like Jesse James" that he invited the band to play at his country club. He also had the connections to give the band four more shows during their three-week trip. The video, which has drawn almost 140,000 hits, wasn't conceived as an international marketing idea for the band; Jolene said the band's web designer was fooling around with the band's camera, created a mock video and put it on YouTube as an afterthought. "For some reason, people have fallen in love with the country version we created," Jolene said. "We get comments from people all around the world saying they like it. ”