JT Thompson- Guitar, Harp, Vocals
Todd Owen- Lead guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Riot- Bass, Vocals
Jeff Stewart- Drums, Vocals
In their first year together in 2014 they opened for Nashville acts Jake McVey, Craig Morgan, and Montgomery Gentry. The Gunslingers also played in Georgia for all the current active US Army Rangers at Ranger Rendezvous. They have been a support act for the likes of Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw, Charlie Daniels, Rodney Atkins, Little Texas, Sawyer Brown, Diamond Rio and Travis Tritt. Thompson’s band has played the Mid-west’s widely popular country music festival, Country Fest in Cadott, WI, along with other festivals such as South Goes North, Harvest Jam, Volksfest, and the Veterans Day Freedom Tour in Louisiana. The Gunslingers have gone on to perform & captivate audiences not only at major festivals but local and cause-driven events such as #AutismSpeaks, #SaratogaWarhorse, #FirstHOOAHMN organizations while exciting honkytonks across the Midwest/South/East Coast.
The Gunslingers released their first single to Country Radio across the Midwest within 14 months of their first show. Their radio single “Our Town” features Tim Lauer (Keith Urban, Frankie Ballard) on piano and B3 - after hitting the Top 100 on independent charts it garnered the attention from people in Music City. Their Pass a Beer EP, with the new Midwestern Girls single, propelled them into the Top 40.
Their next radio single MIDWESTERN GIRLS put them in the Top 30 on the Independent Country US Charts. The band also was named a Top 100 Country Band nationally by ReverbNation.
Their current single SHE'S EVERYTHING is currently playing on radio stations across the Midwest.
A follow up LP (to be recorded this winter) includes collaboration efforts with Del Gray of Little Texas in Nashville.
Midwestern Country with a Southern Rock Edge. Some call it Heartland Rock. We just call it home.