Mandy Z & Rural Route One

Mandy Z & Rural Route One

Lake County, Illinois, USA
BandCountry

Based out of the Northeastern Illinois/Southeastern Wisconsin/Chicagoland area, Mandy Z & Rural Route One is an award winning Rockin' Country Band that entertains at venues of all sizes, fairs, festivals, events, Bike Runs, & much more, throughout the Midwest & Nashville, Tennessee, performing Covers- Top 40 Hits of Yesterday & Today, Outlaw, Honky Tonk, & Our OWN Originals!

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Biography

Based out of the Northeastern Illinois/Southeastern Wisconsin/Chicagoland area, Mandy Z & Rural Route One is an award winning Rockin' Country Band that entertains at venues of all sizes, fairs, festivals, events, Bike Runs, & much more throughout the Midwest & Nashville, Tennessee, performing Covers- Top 40 Hits of Yesterday & Today, Outlaw, Honky Tonk, & Our OWN Originals!

Notables: 

*2014- January- "Yes Ma'am" debuts on FM106.1 Milwaukee Country Radio

*2014- January- #1 on the Reverbnation Country Charts, 8 Weeks Running

*2013- October- "This Road With Me" by Mandy Z & Rural Route One debuts on Country Radio

*2013- August- Perform 2 Shows during the 110th Harley Davidson Anniversary, Milwaukee, Wi

*2013- June- Perform during the 42nd Annual CMA Fest/Fan Fair in Nashville, TN at the CMA Fest Entertainment Showcase & Honky Tonk Central

*2013- June- "Baby I Need To See You" debuts on FM106.1 Milwaukee Country Radio

*2013- April- "Not A Love Song" debuts on FM106.1 Milwaukee Country Radio

*2013- March- "Drinkin' Song" debuts on FM106.1 Milwaukee Country Radio

*2013- March- #1 on the Reverbnation Country Charts 4 weeks running.

*2013- March- Steel Eagle Radio out of Chicago & Windy City Country Radio out of Chicago put "Drinkin' Song", "Not A Love Song", and "Honky Tonk Heart" into rotation.

*2013- February- Hit #1 on the Reverbnation Country Charts

*2013- January - Nashville Radio 107.1FM features "Honky Tonk Heart" on the Spotlight on Songwriter's Segment

*2012- November- Made our Nashville Debut at Tootsies Orchid Lounge & Honky Tonk Central

*2012- Mandy is a featured Songwriter at Hotel Indigo, Nashville, TN

*2012- September- "Honky Tonk Heart" is featured on Nashville Radio FM 107.1 Spotlight on Songwriters Segment

*2012- September- Mandy Z & Rural Route One voted one of the Top 25 Artists on Digital Rodeo's "Next Country Star" Competition

*2012- August- "Drinkin' Song" takes 4th place Nationally in the Texaco Country Showdown Songwriting Contest

*2012- August- "Drinkin' Song" & "Honky Tonk Heart" debut on Nashville Radio FM 107.1

*2012- August- "Honky Tonk Heart" is featured on Nashville Radio FM 107.1's Singer/Songwriter Segment

*2012 Texaco Country Showdown Local Finalists sponsored by FM106.1 Milwaukee Country!

*2012- June & July- "Drinkin' Song" Placed 5th Nationally in the Texaco Country Showdown Songwriting Contest

*2012- Self Released EP Debuts

*2011- FM106.1 Milwaukee Country/AM920 The Wolf Rock The Ark Winners!

Singer/Songwriter Mandy Z fronts the band on vocals & rhythm guitar, bringing the audience into every show with her enthusiasm & excitement that has been described as contagious. She has a unique vocal style and puts her heart & soul into every lyric of the songs.  Bob Lindsley drives the band keeping the solid strong beat on the drums, along with supporting vocals, while Jim Roxworthy stays locked in on the low end on Bass. Bart Alonzo & Tom Collins are on vocals & guitar, both taking leads & rhythm. Bart's style brings the "rock" feel to the songs, while Tom brings his Country "Chickin' Pickin'" , Blues, Bluegrass, & Rock background & styles to the group!  Most recently in 2013, we are honored to welcome Chuck Stowe to our RR1 family!  Chuck has added that missing link to our sound- from his pickin' on the Dobro to the beautiful sound of his Pedal Steel!

Our Country Music influences range from Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and Asleep At The Wheel, to Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sugarland, and many, many more.

Our members' resumes include a long list of experience! From touring and playing on major stages all over the U.S., being featured performers at various events, fairs, & festivals, to playing on stages at the Chicago Country Music Festival, Summerfest in Milwaukee, and playing with some of Country Music's best musicians and much more.

Mandy Z - Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar

Bob Lindsley - Songwriter, Drums, Vocals

Tom Collins - Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals

Jim Roxworthy - Bass, Vocals

Chuck Stowe - Pedal Steel, Dobro

*Bart Alonzo - Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals


Lyrics

Drinkin' Song (Radio Version)

Written By: Amanda K. Zahn & Jim Billmeier

Drinkin' Song
Lyrics & Music By: Amanda K. Zahn and Jim Billmeier
(c) 2011, 2012

(Album Version Begins with Acoustic Chorus- Radio/Phone)
CHORUS:
Who says a girl can’t have no drinkin’ song
I’m gonna tell ya honey, I think you’re wrong
Gimme one more shot of patron
We’ll get it and be gone
Who says a girl can’t have no drinkin’ song

Another Friday night, I’m left alone again
While you went out with your friends, and my heart’s on the mend
Ya don’t know what you had,
ya don’t know what you got
You planted the seed and left it to rot

I might not know too much,
But I’ll tell you what I think
You can lead a horse to water baby, but you can’t make it drink
I won’t be led around
Ya (You) can’t keep this good girl down
Tonight I’m goin out and hittin’ the town….

CHORUS
Who says a girl can’t have no drinkin’ song
I’m gonna tell ya honey, I think you’re wrong
Gimme (Give me) one more shot of patron
We’ll get it and be gone
Who says a girl can’t have no drinkin’ song

Guitar SOLOS

After all the nights your gone,
Drinkin’ and havin’ fun
I’m gonna do just what you do and go out and tie one on
I’m turnin’ off my phone
Gonna leave you alone
I don’t know when or if I’m comin’ home

FINAL CHORUS
Who says a girl can’t have no drinkin’ song
I’m gonna tell ya honey, I think you’re wrong
Gimme one more shot of patron
We’ll get it and be gone
Get used to bein’ alone
And no I ain’t comin’ home
Who says a girl can’t have no drinkin’ song
Who says a girl can’t have no drinkin’ song

Baby I Need To See You

Written By: Amanda K. Zahn & Bob Lindsley

"Baby I Need To See You"
Words/Lyrics Written By: Amanda K Zahn & Bob Lindsley
Music Written By: Amanda K Zahn
© 2013 BMI

The first time I saw your smile, I knew that it was fate
Someday we’d be together, no matter how long I’d wait
Hiding how I felt for you was tearing me apart
My love was growing stronger, I could feel it in my heart

Days and nights were filled with thoughts of only you
Forever wondering how you felt, I didn’t have a clue
Then one night it happened, much to our surprise
We both confessed our love, and our love can’t be denied

CHORUS:
Baby I Need To See You Tonight, Can’t Wait Til Morning Light
Walk Through Your Door And Hold You Tight,
Baby I Need To See You
Dance With You All Through The Night, Taste Your Kiss And Hold You Tight
This Can’t Be Wrong When It Feels So Right
Baby I Need To See You

BRIDGE:
It’s drivin’ me crazy baby
This feelin’ inside
If I Can’t Have You Now
I’m Gonna Lose My Mind

Baby I Need To See You Tonight
Can’t Wait Til Morning Light
To Taste Your Kiss And Hold You Tight
Baby I Need To See You
I’ll Walk Through Your Door And Hold You Tight
Baby I Need To See You