Texas Hippie Coalition

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Texas Hippie Coalition
Texas Hippie Coalition Mayhemfest 2014.jpg
Background information
Also known as THC, The Band of Outlaws
Origin Denison, Texas, USA
Genres Heavy metal, southern rock, southern metal, hard rock
Years active 2004–present
Labels Carved Records
Website thcofficial.com
Members Big Dad Ritch
John Exall
Cord Pool
Timmy Braun[1]
Past members Randy Cooper
Ryan Bennett
Alden "Crawfish" Nequent
Michael Hayes
Scott "Cowboy" Lytle
Cody Perryman
Wes Wallace
Gunnar Molton

Texas Hippie Coalition (also initialized as THC) is a heavy metal band from Denison, Texas.

History[edit]

Release of Rollin' [edit]

The group recorded their album, Rollin, with multi-platinum producer Dave Prater.[2] Rollin arrived on July 6, 2010, which was their first national release.[3]

Release of Peacemaker [edit]

Main article: Peacemaker (album)

In early 2012 the group began working with producer Bob Marlette. Their first single "Turn It Up" was released in June of that same year. The album was released on August 14, 2012[4] and was ranked No.20 on Billboard Hard Rock Albums.[5]

Release of Ride On [edit]

In February 2014, it was announced that Ride On, the fourth studio album from the quartet is expected to be released October 7, 2014. The record was produced by Skidd Mills, known for working with Saving Abel, Sick Puppies and others, at Sound Kitchen Studios.[6] "Ride On" has been described by the band as, "the next level,[7]" "a little more raw, a little grittier,[8]" and "our way of letting everybody know that rock ‘n’ roll ain’t dead.[9]"

During that same year, the ensemble also performed at Rocklahoma[10] and Rock on the Range[11] in May in addition to Mayhem Festival in the summer of 2014.[12]

Personnel[edit]

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Randy Cooper - guitar
  • Ryan "The Kid" Bennett - percussion
  • Alden "Crawfish" Nequent - guitar
  • Michael Hayes - guitar
  • Scott "Cowboy" Lytle - percussion
  • Dillon Escue - percussion
  • Cody Perryman - guitar
  • Wes Wallace - guitar
  • Gunnar Molton - percussion
  • Lance Bruton - percussion

Discography[edit]

John Exall
Cord Pool
Timmy Braun
Texas Hippie Coalition performing at Trees in Dallas as part of Ride for Dime

Albums[edit]

Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[17]
US Heat
[18]
US Indep
[19]
US Hard Rock
[5]
US Rock
[20]
Pride of Texas
  • Release date: February 12, 2008
  • Label: Self-released
Rollin'
  • Release date: July 6, 2010
  • Label: Carved Records
29
Peacemaker
  • Release date: August 14, 2012
  • Label: Carved Records
4 31 20 US: 16,000[21]
Ride On 119 4 22 5 31

Singles[edit]

Year Title US
Main. Rock
[22]
2013 "Turn It Up" 39
"Damn You to Hell" 40
2014 "Monster In Me" -
2015 "Rock Ain't Dead" -

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album Director
2008 Leaving Pride Of Texas Clark Deal
2009 No Shame
Pissed off and Mad About It (Version 1)
2010 Pissed off and Mad About It (Version 2) Rollin'
2012 Turn It Up Peacemaker

Trivia[edit]

  • In July 2015, bassist John Exall started a new musical ensemble called "Smoke Hollow" along with three musicians, Ashes from Static-X, Dewey Bragg from Kill Devil Hill and Ralf Mueggler from Crowned by Fire.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b bravewords.com. "TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION Announce New Album Ride On For October; Release Lyric Video "Monster In Me"". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Randy Cooper of the Texas Hippie Coalition". Deanguitars.com. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ bravewords.com. "> News > TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION - New Album Rollin' Due In July, EPK Available Now". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Texas Hippie Coalition, ‘Peacemaker’ – Exclusive Song Premiere". Loudwire.com. 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  5. ^ a b "Texas Hippie Coalition - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  6. ^ a b "Ride On Drops October 7; Release Credits". THCofficial.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  7. ^ Allis, GG. "Interview with BIG DAD RITCH from Texas Hippie Coalition; Touring with @MAYHEMFEST NOW! @THCOFFICIAL". Live High Five. Live High Five. Retrieved 2014-09-10. 
  8. ^ Drew, M. "Riding On with the Texas Hippie Coalition". Bloody Good Horror. Retrieved 2014-09-10. 
  9. ^ Childers, Chad. "Texas Hippie Coalition Talk ‘Ride On’ Album, Mayhem Festival + More". Loudwire. Loudwire. Retrieved 2014-09-10. 
  10. ^ "Rocklahoma daily lineup announced". News OK. 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Rock on the Range 2014 Set Times Revealed". Loudwire.com. Retrieved 2014-05-03. 
  12. ^ "The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2014 Artist Line-Up - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source". Kmph-kfre.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  13. ^ "Texas Hippie Coalition fills a musical void : Go&Do: Entertainment in the Quad-Cities". Qctimes.com. 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  14. ^ "Meet the good ol' boys behind metal's Texas Hippie Coalition, raised in the backwoods and on Southern rock". Okgazette.com. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  15. ^ "Texas Hippie Coalition, David Prater, James Richard Anderson, Randy Lee Cooper, John… – Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and pictures at". Last.fm. 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  16. ^ "Listen to Texas Hippie Coalition – Pissed Off and Mad About It for free". Simfy.de. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  17. ^ "Texas Hippie Coalition - Chart history - Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "Texas Hippie Coalition - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  19. ^ "Texas Hippie Coalition - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  20. ^ "Texas Hippie Coalition - Chart history - Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Metal By Numbers 5/15: Unstoppable Sales". Metal Insider. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  22. ^ "Texas Hippie Coalition - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  23. ^ "John Exall". Facebook. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 

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