Monday, August 30, 2010
– American Roots Records group TelluRide is no longer.
But the band, which had two singles hit radio, is not breaking up. Due to legal issues, the group is changing its name to the Adam Craig Band effective immediately.
"Dealing with two law suits involving our name has been a distraction for several months." said lead singer Craig. "Fighting them would have cost more time and money, and we felt the best thing for the band was to change our name and focus on our music. We're the same guys, and the same music, just a new name. Many of our fans knew we were contemplating this change and we appreciate their loyalty. We can't wait for them to hear our new songs."
The Adam Craig Band is currently in the studio with producer Josh Leo working on the follow up to their "Four Square Miles" debut. Leo, best known for his work as a songwriter and producer for superstars like Alabama, Reba McEntire and LeAnn Rimes, co-produced Emerson Drive's "Countrified" and "Believe" albums.
The band formed in 2006 when Washington state-natives Craig, who also plays lead and rhythm guitar, his cousin/keyboard player Ryan Jones and drummer Brian Smith hooked up in Nashville with bassist Jimi Hendrix (his real name.) The quartet plays 150 dates a year, and their first two nationally-released singles Stay and Pencil Marks received play at country radio.
Their latest single will ship to radio late September, and Quarterback Records will promote the band's singles nationally.