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    Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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    Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys Perform ‘The Light Of Day’ on Live & Breathing

    After leading several popular ‘80s cult bands in and around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck Mead landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR549. In 2009, he released his acclaimed solo debut album, Journeyman’s Wager, and toured clubs, concert halls and international Rock, Country and Rockabilly festivals […]

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    Posted on March 19th, 2014

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    A showman’s life: A stint as music director of an award-winning musical took Chuck Mead to places he never thought he’d go.

    by Joshua Boydston for Oklahoma Gazette March 12th, 2014 Chuck Mead is something of a yes man. Across his storied career from frontman of alternative country outfit BR549 to his current days as a solo artist, Mead has always made a point of accepting more invitations than he turns down. That mindset has taken him down […]

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    Posted on March 3rd, 2014

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    “The range of Chuck Mead’s country, blues and rock sounds here is impressively adroit.” NPR Reviews Chuck’s New Record

    Chuck Mead: Gleefully Sinister Country Serenades March 3, 2014 by Ken Tucker for NPR In “Reno County Girl,” Chuck Mead serenades us with a tale about a young woman with whom his narrator fell in love. It’s a loping country song, Mead’s version of cowboy music, but as its pretty melody unfurls, you realize that […]

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    Posted on February 25th, 2014

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    USA Today Premieres ‘Free State Serenade’ – Streaming Now!

    Former BR549 frontman draws inspiration from home state for his new solo set. Stream Free State Serenade here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/02/25/chuck-mead-free-state-serenade-album-premiere/5804391/ Country singer Chuck Mead may not be in Kansas anymore, but his new album sure is rooted there. Free State Serenade, premiering at USA TODAY a week in advance of its March 4 release, draws inspiration from […]

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    Posted on February 21st, 2014

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    KCUR: All The Songs On The New Chuck Mead Album Are About Kansas

    By FRANK MORRIS for KCUR   Chuck Mead left Kansas more than two decades ago when he set out for Nashville and made a name for himself in country music. Now he’s circling back to Kansas, where his career began. The first group he formed there, BR549, started out as the house band at Robert’s Western World on Lower […]

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    Posted on February 19th, 2014

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    Jambands: Chuck Mead on U.S. tour in support of ‘Free State Serenade’ album

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. —  Chuck Mead has announced U.S. tour dates in support of his debut album for Nashville’s Plowboy Records, Free State Serenade, a wild ride of hillbilly blues and honky-tonk. Mead, best known for his work as frontman for BR549, wrote the album based on the stories, legends, crimes and lonesome open roads of his childhood […]

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    Posted on February 5th, 2014

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    Chuck Mead talks Plowboy Records, his new album, and the Million Dollar Quartet

    Wed, Feb 5, 2014 by Nick Spacek for The Pitch Kansas City As part of our International Folk Alliance Conference preview series, we’re rounding up a bunch of notable acts that are coming to town and chatting about what’s happening in their world. The International Folk Alliance Conference takes place from February 19-23. Details here. Chuck Mead […]

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    Posted on January 6th, 2014

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    USA Today Debuts New Chuck Mead Song

    Premiere: Chuck Mead’s ‘Sittin’ on Top of the Bottom’ Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY12 p.m. EST January 6, 2014 “Sittin’ on Top of the Bottom” comes from “Free State Serenade,” due March 4. Here’s a little howling hillbilly blues to start your week. Sittin’ on Top of the Bottom, premiering at USA TODAY, comes […]

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    Posted on September 18th, 2013

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    FROM LOWER BROADWAY TO BROADWAY: Rochester NY’s City Paper Talks To Chuck

    by Frank De Blase for The Rochester City Paper “We’re gonna make sure shit gets broke at Abilene,” promises country singer/songwriter/all-around rambunctious hillbilly cat, Chuck Mead. And though he and his band, the Grassy Knoll Boys, will undoubtedly tear up the joint, Mead is a respectful artist who speaks with an excited reserve when talking about […]

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    Posted on September 11th, 2013

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    Chuck Mead – Upstairs at United, Vol. 8

    Chuck Mead – Upstairs at United, Vol. 8 453-1969 (LP) 74825-28363-0-4 On February 28th, 2013, Chuck Mead (of BR549) recorded Upstairs at United Vol. 8. Chuck graced the sacred space with 6 songs including cherished BR549 fan favorite, ”Opie And Me (Down By The Duck Pond)”. Upstairs At United Vol. 8. is the first of […]

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