Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys
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Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys

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Dec
21
Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys @ The Intersection

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Oct
12
Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys @ The Machine Shop

Flint, Michigan, USA

Flint, Michigan, USA

Oct
06
Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys @ State Fair Of Texas / Toyota Truck Zone Stage

Dallas, Texas, USA

Dallas, Texas, USA

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When Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys posted their latest music video on Youtube, the country band claimed it had friends at Google who "bent the rules to make this video possible."

However, Reddit posters were quick to point out Gunnar and his Grizzly Boys could not actually have ambushed a Google Street View car.

The giveaway? Well, for starters, the band member's faces were not blurred out to protect their privacy in typical Google Street View fashion.

The next tip-off was the name of the Youtube account where the music video was posted: RobBlissCreative.

As one Reddit user notes, Rob Bliss is fairly well known for his involvement in viral marketing ideas. The Michigan native launched his own marketing company in November after splitting from Status Creative, a firm he created in 2011 with Jeff Barrett and Scott Erickson. While at Status Creative, Bliss helped create a popular lip-dub video of Don McLean's "American Pie" that involved the vast majority of residents from Grand Rapids, Mich.

So it's not far outside the realm of possibilities to think that Bliss could have had a hand in creating the country's band "Could Be Me" video.

CNET writer Chris Matyszczyk goes so far as to conclude that the band's insistence that it is protecting friends at Google "cannot possibly be fact."

"No one who works even as a contractor for Google would risk their job and unimpeachable reputation for a redneck country video," Matyszczyk writes. - Huffington Post


Discography

EPs

North Country
Country My Whole Life

Album

Homegrown

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Bio

There is no experience as true to homegrown American country music as a Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys show. Their electrifying sound hits you like your favorite shot; the words shine through like your best friend recalling a favorite memory. The sheer energy brought by the Grizzlies live explodes into the audience like a dose of adrenalin.

Gunnar Nybald, who still farms the family apple and plum orchards he’s been working all his life, writes the band’s songs from the seat of a tractor. His songwriting partner, Joe Rood, has been a friend since high school in Kent City, MI, where they were co-captains of the football team.

While attending Michigan State University in the agricultural program, Gunnar and hometown pal Rob Mason (bass, harmony vocals) teamed up with guitar slinger Shane Grehan (Alpena, MI), drummer Joe Connolly (Rochester Hills, MI) and keyboard/guitarist Chris Newberg (Rockford, MI) and formed the band with Rood.

The group played their first show as an opening act to a sold out Justin Moore crowd. Since then they’ve won WBCT B93’s Honky Tonk Heroes battle of the bands contest, distinguishing them as the top new country band in Grand Rapids, and WYCD’s Detroit Hoedown. They’ve gone on to open for Colt Ford, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore, David Allen Coe and others.

Staying true to their country roots, on July 23, 2010 Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys released their 12-song debut independent album. Last year they released a 5-song ep Country My Whole Life. GGB just recorded “Could Be Me” in Nashville with producer Ken Coomer (Will Hoge), former drummer of Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, and rerecorded “Sweet Tea” and “Guns”. Combining country and rock, Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys provide a dose of Michigan country built on good times and wanderlust.

They transform from an outlaw telling the tale of his horseback journey across America to a genuine patriot giving thanks to our troops. These six young men may be finding their way in the world, but they have truly mastered the formula of simply entertaining their fans in a way that they let loose and dirty up their boots!