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"Single Review: “We’re All Here” by River County"

Well my blog has been slow lately, very few responses sense the end of the CC Awards. So sense everyone would rather listen, I’ve got something for your ears to satisfy, these guys. River County got a 3/5 on their debut Indie label album here on Country Central, but don’t let that fool you. It wasn’t their material that knocked them down, it was their lack of production quality which wasn’t even that bad considering what they are working with.

I’m actually disappointed this trio isn’t on a major label. They could easily give today’s reining groups a good run for their money mixing in their own brand of honky tonk country and back yard party tunes. Technically their debut single, “We’re All Here” is a perfect example of what this band really could bring to the table if given the opportunity. Mixing crowd pleasing personality with some of the most comical, but well thought out cliches of classic bar patron songs these guys offer a honky tonk anthem that could give Montgomery Gentry or even Big and Rich a run for their rebel dollars. The song basically travels through a bar taking a look at everyone there and concludes with a statement that not only helps this song stand on its own, but also earns a good chuckle “we’re all here ’cause we ain’t all there.”

It might be a stretch to say these guys could be the biggest new thing on the scene is given the opportunity, but they would certainly have the potential to rock the cradle a little bit and give the competition something new to shoot for. These guys are down to earth, enjoyable, and obviously love what their doing and once you get passed what many would consider a overused concept in this song you realize that it’s all in good fun and you’ll be coming back for me.
- Country Central - cowboybleau


"Music Review"

With the release of their debut single “Rockin’ The Country,” River County quickly began to make their name known amongst the industry and fans alike with their brand of southern rock infused country and had you moving right along with them as they sang the autobiographical tune. Since they had come out rocking, after I heard the album I would have suspected that they would have followed it up with a more ballad type song with deeper lyrics like they displayed on “It’s Alright To Cry” or “I Thank God.” I couldn’t have been more wrong with that assumption. This band is clearly one that wants to make you move when you see them live so they released another up tempo song to make you do just that with “We’re All Here.” With its 1980’s/90’s approach, “We’re All Here” offers you the chance to do one thing and one thing only and that’s a two-step. Simply put this is a dancing song and the folks around the country that like to go out line dancing are going to quickly be requesting this song. The lyrics are comparable to those of Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar” as they sing about their local watering hole hosting a wide range of characters that range from guys that think they are Elvis to girls that think they’re Cher. Though I am not sure that a honky-tonk style like this song presents is going to find its way to the current mainstream country radio, “We’re All Here” is sure to become a honky-tonk and saloon favorite amongst the dancing crowd that just wants something to move around the dance floor to.
- Today's Country Magazine


Discography

Album: Rockin' the Country
singles: "Rockin' the Country"
"Were all here"

Rockin' The Country Released to radio October 2008, and reached #38 On Music Row Breakout Chart.

We're all Here released March 2009 and reached #35 on Music Row Breakout Chart.

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Welcome to River County—where the music runs wide and the energy is deep!
As classmates, the group of life-long friends entered a talent contest in their hometown of Whiteland, IN and with a unanimous vote by the panel judges, they won. From that day forward, there was no turning back. River County spent their summers playing graduation parties, hog roasts and winning various competitions-- all the while honing their musical talents and mixing up just the chemistry to create the explosive energy we now enjoy on stage.

Within a few short years after that hometown talent contest, the band’s played club dates, shows at state and county fairs, a variety of concerts (opening for Andy Griggs, Rascal Flatts, Jack Ingram and Lorrie Morgan) and at special events (Indy 500/The Downtown Sky Concert Series/NASCAR Brickyard 400). In early 2008 the group performed a five-city tour in Mainland, China. Major country radio stations in Central Indiana jumped on board to support the local group (WKKG, WLHK, WZPL & WFBQ) and the trio was named “Indy's No.1 Country Band,” by Nuvo Magazine (2007).

Combining the musical vibe and storytelling of Marshall Tucker Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Charlie Daniels, River County is fully loaded! Delivering a bold sound, toe tappin’ melodies and tear jerkin’ ballads in Southern Rock/Swamp Rock style, River County knows how to rock the house and reach out to grab the audience with their lyrical content and high octane performances. "If Lynyrd Skynyrd put on a cowboy hat and had a lovechild with Rascal Flatts, that’s River County!"

River County makes their national introduction to country radio with the release “Rockin’ The Country” featuring Chris Presley on lead guitar and what the group calls their main instrument—River County harmonies. Chris and Jake Hehman wrote the tune. “We just felt ‘Rockin’ The Country’ was the best song on the album to demonstrate exactly who we are as performers and musicians and where we come from.”

The debut CD by the same name [ROCKIN’ THE COUNTRY], produced by Terry Wendt, features collaborations written by the band members. Other writers to be credited include Brett Wolf, Del Grey, Jon Stone, Buddy Owens and Phil O'Donnell to name a few. Filled with hidden messages and personal meaning, the ten-song CD was recorded in Nashville and highlights the heartfelt, emotional fan favorites "I Thank God” and "It's Alright to Cry," the groovin’ “We’re All Here” (that’ll drive every listener to the local watering hole), every gal’s dream song, “What A Real Man Does,” and the hard drivin’ new single “Rockin’ The Country.” “The CD title says it all—we’re Rockin’ The Country! You’ll hear country music in ‘River County style!’ This album is full of songs that we hope people will connect with on a deeper level. A lot of these songs have personally helped us through difficult times in our lives and we hope that they too will just reach out to that one person in need (whether it to be to laugh, sing, dance or cry) at just the right time.”

These rowdy friends blend a taste of sweet home Alabama with just the right touch of heartfelt sincerity. River County’s ROCKIN’ THE COUNTRY has a musical something for everyone. River County knows who they are and where they come from--a bunch of good ole boys that just want to have some fun and they’ll bring the “good times” right to you! “Just listen and watch.”