Outshyne made their debut Michigan performance Friday night in Marshall with special guests,Â Tweed and Dixie.
Being based out of South Carolina and touring all over the southeast,Â Outshyne has gained a large fan following in that area. Over the past year, they have broke out of the area and started traveling to their neighboring regions, growing the fan base with each stop along the way.Â With recent visits to surrounding states, Outshyne has worked hard to get a date with a venue inside the mitten state.Â On Friday night, all the hard work paid off as they were finally able to stop the tour bus at Backroads Saloon in Marshall, Michigan.
Outshyne is a five-member band made up of a group of young men who grew up together in South Carolina.Â The band consists of members Waylon Owens (vocals, guitar), Josh Coleman (guitar, vocals), Casey Jo Kelly (guitar, vocals), Jason Paxson (bass) and Matthew “Smiley” Norris (drums).
The band opened their show with “Dirt Road Romance,”Â a song written by friends Florida Georgia LineÂ and Arlis Albritton.Â The song was their debut single for their sophomore album,Â Starting Over.
The show continued with the band playing songs from their two albums including their first, Country Boy In Me,Â along with songs from an upcoming album they are still working on. The highlight of the 25-song show was “Moonlight Crush,” their first number one hit song on Sirius XM’s The Highway Countdown.
Although the crowd was small, that didn’t stop them from being entertained, as they ran to the front of the stage to take a closer look and dance the night away.
The evening started off with a local opening duetÂ Tweed And Dixie.Â This recently formed duet may be new to the circuit, but these two men, Barry Forster, and Billy Gunther, are far from new as they are seasoned veterans as songwriters and musicians.
As Tweed And Dixie played through a 20-song set, their show contained songs for all to enjoy, with a wide variety of covers stemming from the oldies of Elvis and Johnny Cash to the modern of Frankie Ballard and Keith Urban.Â With the crowds consent, they also threw two of their own originals, “Only Daddy” and “Angel Montgomery,” into the show.
With Outshyne and Tweed And Dixie both being new to the Michigan music scene, this night’s audience showed their approval and established a fan base for both in the Marshall area.