Brad Davis…a music natural! With great enthusiasm we celebrate the debut of Brad’s first album release on Louisiana Hayride Records! We have the privilege of knowing Brad’s family since the late 1950’s when Maggie & Brad’s father, Bob Davis went to high school in Levelland, Texas & were band mates in the Thunderbolts band. Bob was an amazing piano player and it is so evident that Brad has inherited his Dad’s musical DNA!
A multi-talented producer, singer/songwriter musician, Brad has created a new sound featuring the electric guitar in an exciting group of songs filled with an contagious original groove. Appropriately following in the footsteps of the great country music Louisiana Hayride recording artists since 1948, we look forward to a long line of great music from Brad Davis.
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