Cody Cotton
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Cody Cotton


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"5 Mile - Nominated for 2 MTM Awards"

Nominated for Texas Music award for following categories - "Rising Star" and "Record of the Year" for Leave Me a Lone Star. -

"5 Mile - Winner of Rising Star Award"

5 MILE Band Wins MTM 'Rising Star' Award
Tuesday February 22, 9:10 pm ET

WEBSTER, Texas, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin-based 5 MILE Band has received the coveted "Rising Star Award" for its CD "Keep On Ridin'" at the annual MyTexasMusic awards show.

The award is given for the group who "shows remarkable promise for future endeavors," according to, which sponsors the awards program.

"We were amazed at all the support we received. We just love playing the music, and it appears people are responding," said Stewart Mann, lead vocalist. Other band members include: Cody Cotton (songwriter, guitar, harmonica); Wes Wilson (rhythm guitar); Tannon Hines (drums); and Jay Blake Thompson (bass guitar).

"Keep On Ridin'" is a compilation of the band's noted Southern country rock style.

According to the music reviewer for "This band has a lot on their side. Their youth and enthusiasm, coupled with excellent crowd-pleasing tunes, will certainly continue to catapult 5 Mile into the Texas music spotlight."

Lone Star Music raves, "Bringing together the sounds of southern rock and country, 5 MILE has developed a must-hear sound along with an incredible stage show. With influences ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Merle Haggard, 5 MILE encompasses that rowdy, hard-edged country sound that owned the airwaves in the 70's and they've managed to bring it together with a modern-day 'Texas Country' style. Their stage show will have you on your feet begging for more, and 5 MILE's original tunes will be etched in your memory after hearing and seeing their show. Before too long 5 MILE will be at the forefront of today's top acts, so catch them while you can, and you will not leave the show disappointed." is the world's largest full-service Texas music website.

More information about the band can be obtained at, or by calling 512-636-7451. - MTM Texas Music Awards

"5 Mile - Featured Artist"

I walked into the Lone Star Music Hall, in Elgin Texas and found a seat with full view of the stage. ... They are very appreciative of their fans and what they mean to the success of their band.... and these guys know how to have fun and make sure that everyone around them does the same. When Stewart starts to sing and move around on stage and you mix in the screaming guitar of Cody, then add J. Blake and Tannon keeping time with their own brand of thump and never forget Wes keeping them all in rhythm, you have one hell of a musical mixture. Some folks call it honky tonk music, alternative country music, or Texas-style country music, but I will call it what it really it----- DAMN GOOD MUSIC!!!!! I could hear and feel the many different musical influences in every song they performed. There was rock, blues, country and soul all mixed to a perfect blend that makes The 5 Mile Band what they are. ...Don't miss a chance to see these guys live. They put their heart and soul on the stage every time they play. If you do not have fun and enjoy yourself when these guys are around, then there is no hope for you, because you cannot help but have a great time at a 5 Mile Band show!

- Whiskey Weekly

"5 Mile - Best of Austin 2003"

"Voted bestof Austin 2003 Reader's Poll - Rockabilly" - The Edge Magazine


1) Solo CD in Pre-Production

2) Released by 5 Mile - CD Keep On Ridin' - 2004

Several songs including "Leave Me a Lone Star" have made radio playlists throughout the state of Texas.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Cody Cotton is a talented Songwriter with a modest library of songs available to seasoned and aspiring recording artists.

Cody is available for solo performances and full band shows. All performances are focused on original music with very few select covers.

Notable acheivements and press:

(Many of these accolades were acheived as a founding member, songwriter, lead guitar, and harmonica player with the band 5 Mile)

• Coordinator for NSAI Austin

• Winner of “Rising Star Award” MTM Texas Music Awards 2005

• Nominated for “Record of the Year” MTM Texas Music Awards 2005

• Sponsored by Lone Star Beer

• Endorsed by Bushman Harmonicas

• “Best Rockabilly Group” The Edge Magazine’s “Best of Austin Reader’s Poll 2003”

• Interviewed and performed on the following radio stations and television programs: Lonestar FM in Victoria, TX; Front Porch Sunday – 99.5 The Wolf in Dallas Texas w/ Justin Frazell; KBSO 94.7 Corpus Christi; KOUL 103.7 Corpus Christi; Weekly Television Program “The Rick Hurtless Show”

• Featured Artist of the month on Whiskey Weekly online Magazine.

• “Leave Me a Lone Star” -Airplay throughout the state of Texas on KTXN Victoria, KKCN San Angelo, KBCY Abilene, The Wolf Dallas, 2 Corpus Christi Stations, KRVL Kerville and several other regional radio shows.

Cody Cotton has played in such places as:

Antone's - Austin
Waterloo Icehouse – Austin
The Saxon Pub – Austin
Chilifest – Snook
Iron Cactus – Austin
Tin Star – Giddings
Bayfest – Corpus Christi
The Player’s Club – Longview
Saengerhalle - New Braunfels
Cheatam Street Warehouse – San Marcos
Executive Surf Club – Corpus Christi
Schroeder Hall – Victoria
Love and War - Plano
Sports Shack – Nacogdoches
Live, Lonestar FM – Victoria
City Limits – Stephenville
3 Dog Tavern – Ennis
Lone Star Music Hall – Elgin
Momo’s – Austin
Adair’s – Dallas
Sweet Home Music Fest
Coupland Dancehall - Coupland
The Library – San Angelo
The Scrub Pub – San Angelo
Fitzgerald’s – Houston
Sidecar Pub - Houston

Cody Cotton has shared the stage with such acts as:

Billy Joe Shaver
Reckless Kelly
Charlie Robison
The Randy Rogers Band
Cooder Graw
Jack Ingram
Jarrod Birmingham
Two Tons of Steel
Django Walker
Peter Dawson
James McMurtry
Phil Pritchett
Keith Davis
Shad Blair
The South Austin Jug Band
Mark Jungers
The Big Whoo
Owen Temple
Ronnie Milsap
Tres Womack