Not really sure why I'm feeling the need to post this, but hey, here it goes lol... A drummer friend of mine and I reached out to a keys/guitar player to see about starting up a cover band playing mostly 90's- to current country. Yes, modern country, bro-country, label it as you like Keys/guitar guy is all over it - so we start looking around for singers - we are looking for one male lead and one female lead. If they can also play an instrument - bonus points. We have 4-5 very credible leads already, so we have started trying to get together and see how everyone fits. Drummer and I both sing, but prefer to just do a few leads each night. We are going for variety - mixing in some rock, 80's pop, up to current top 40 that fits in. I've seen country bands drop into Uptown Funk and it KILLS. My current band - standard classic rock/blues ad nauseum. If I never play ZZ Top, Cream, Bad Company or Wilson Pickett again, I'm fine with it. Seriously very tired of that whole 'scene' (which doesn't really exist anymore) So, had our first get together with a potential male lead. We set out 10 songs for a run through. Hey - this whole modern country/five string thing is FUN! Drummer, me, guitar locked in right off the bat. Lead singer may be the guy, maybe not - we will see how the rest shake out. We are going to be BIG on solid vocals, good harmonies and backing, etc. Bottom line - I'm excited about playing again, things are looking like they might come together, and we already have people calling us for gigs - lol we don't have the lineup set or a name yet! Anyone else made a similar change? It's looking like a good shot in the arm for me!