Flynnville Train

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Flynnville Train
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Flynnville Train at CMA Music Fest. L-R: Damon Michael, Brian Flynn, Brent Flynn, Tommy Bales.
Background information
Origin Middletown, Indiana, USA [1]
Genres Country
Years active 2001-present
Labels Show Dog Nashville
Next Evolution
AGR Television Records
AMP Entertainment
Associated acts Cody McCarver, Toby Keith, The Kentucky Headhunters
Website FlynnvilleTrain.com
Members Tommy Bales
Brian Flynn
Brent Flynn
Joseph Shreve[2]
Past members Damon Michael
Tim Beeler
Jeremy Patterson

Flynnville Train is an American country rock band. Their self-titled debut album was released on September 11, 2007, and it produced two singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The band is composed of Brian Flynn (lead vocals), Brent Flynn (lead guitar), Joseph Shreve (bass guitar), and Tommy Bales (drums).

History[edit]

Brent and Brian Flynn at the PNC Bank Arts Center on July 15, 2007

The band was officially signed to Show Dog Nashville on June 21, 2006, after five years of playing local venues independently. Said Toby Keith regarding his signing of the band: "As soon as I got the CD I put it on and was hooked. Right then I knew I had to see if Flynnville Train were as good performing live as they are on the disc. They were more than I could have expected and I signed them on the spot. You will hear great things from this band." [3] Their self-titled debut album was released on September 11, 2007. It produced two charting singles with "Last Good Time" and "Nowhere Than Somewhere", which reached No. 47 and No. 50 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, respectively. A third single, "Tequila Sheila", failed to chart. A fourth single was released in 2009, intended to be the lead-off single to a new album, however, the single never charted and no album was released.

In April 2009, Flynnville Train and Show Dog Nashville parted ways.[4]

Flynnville Train's second album, Redemption, was released in July 2010 with the independent label Next Evolution Records.[2]

In July 2012, Flynnville Train released the single "The One You Love." The song was penned by Richard and Fred Young and Doug Phelps of The Kentucky Headhunters. Brent Flynn, Flynnville’s lead guitarist relates: “Richard pitched it to us, and as soon as we heard it we knew we had to record it. We've performed it live everywhere and the feedback from the fans has been amazing.”[2]

The band signed with its current US label, AMP Entertainment in December 2012.

In August 2013, the band licensed its new album with the German label AGR Television Records, through its current US Label, AMP Entertainment. The single "Tip a Can", written by the three current band members Brian Flynn, Brent Flynn and Thomas Bales along with former band member Damon Michael, was released and a music video for the single was released. The 2012 song "The One You Love" will also be included on the album Back on Track, which was released in September 2013.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[6]
US
Heat

[6]
Flynnville Train 49 22
Redemption
  • Release date: July 20, 2010
  • Label: Next Evolution
Back on Track
  • Release date: September 16, 2013
  • Label: AMP Entertainment / AGR Television Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[7]
2007 "Last Good Time" 47 Flynnville Train
"Nowhere Than Somewhere" 50
"Tequila Sheila"
2009 "Turn Left" Redemption
2010 "Preachin' to the Choir"
2012 "The One You Love"
2013 "Tip a Can" Back on Track
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2007 "Last Good Time" Stephen Shephard
"Nowhere Than Somewhere" Stan Morse
2013 "Tip a Can"

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