Micky & the Motorcars

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Micky & the Motorcars
Micky & the Motorcars at the 2017 blacksheep festival
Micky & the Motorcars at the 2017 blacksheep festival
Background information
OriginChallis, Idaho, United States
GenresAlternative country, Americana, Texas country, roots rock, country rock
Years active2002–present
LabelsSmith Music Group, Thirty Tigers
MembersMicky Braun
Gary Braun
Bobby Paugh
Pablo Trujillo
Andrew Carrell
Past members
  • Mark McCoy (2001–2011)
  • Travis Hardy (2001–2003)
  • Ken Smith (2001–2002)
  • Joseph Deeb (2002–2007)
  • Kris Farrow (2007-2011)
  • Shane Vannerson (2004–2013)
  • Dustin Schaefer (2011–2016)
  • Joe Fladger (2011-2021)

Micky & the Motorcars is a Red Dirt band formed in Stanley, Idaho now based in Austin, Texas. They have released nine albums, including two live albums.


Micky Braun 2017

The two founding members, Micky and Gary Braun, are the sons of outlaw country and western swing musician Muzzie Braun of Stanley, Idaho, and the brothers of Cody Braun and Willy Braun of the Texas based roots rock band Reckless Kelly. Both were part of Muzzie Braun & the Little Braun Brothers band, but formed their own band after Cody and Willy left to form Reckless Kelly.[1]

The band has its origin in Idaho, other founding members were their childhood friends Travis Hardy on drum and Mark McCoy on bass. They moved to Austin, Texas, where Joseph Deeb on lead guitar joined the band.[1] The band had undergone a number of personnel changes since its founding. Mark McCoy left the band in 2011 and died in 2012 in a rafting accident.[2] The band currently consists of Micky Braun (acoustic guitar, lead vocals), Gary Braun (lead & harmony vocals, guitars, mandolin, harmonica), Pablo Trujillo (lead guitar, pedal steel), Andrew Carrell (bass), and Bobby Paugh (drums & percussion).

The band is also tied to the Texas Music movement and to a lesser extent the Oklahoma based Red Dirt Music Scene. Every year the band, in conjunction with their brothers and fellow musicians in Reckless Kelly, host the Braun Brothers Reunion in Idaho to celebrate the music and different artists from the genre.



Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country


Which Way from Here
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: self-released
Ain't in It for the Money[7]
  • Release date: October 26, 2004
  • Label: self-released
  • Release date: February 6, 2007
  • Label: Smith Music Group
  • Release date: July 29, 2008
  • Label: Smith Music Group
43 27
Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Release date: November 10, 2009
  • Label: Smith Music Group
Raise My Glass[9]
  • Release date: August 9, 2011
  • Label: Smith Music Group
36 4 38
Hearts from Above[10]
  • Release date: August 5, 2014
  • Label: self-released
17 150 3 21
Across the Pond (Live from Germany)
  • Release date: August 7, 2015
  • Label: Micky and The Motorcars
Long Time Comin'[2]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2015 "Long Road to Nowhere"[11] Tony Gates


  1. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "Micky & the Motorcars". AllMusic.
  2. ^ a b Stefano, Angela (October 7, 2019). "Micky and the Motorcars, 'Hold This Town Together'". The Boot.
  3. ^ "Top Country Albums". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Micky & the Motorcars: Ain't in It for the Money". AllMusic.
  8. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Micky & the Motorcars: Careless". AllMusic.
  9. ^ Skanse, Richard (September 1, 2011). "Micky and the Motorcars: "Raise My Glass"". LoneStar Music Magazine.
  10. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Micky & the Motorcars: Hearts from Above". AllMusic.
  11. ^ "CMT : Videos : Micky & The Motorcars : Long Road to Nowhere". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 21, 2015.

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