Milwaukee is filled with both country-tinged bands and artists (think Trapper Schoepp and Long Mama) and straight-up country-country bands and artists (think Ladybird and the late-great Hughes Family Band). Add to that latter category Convoy, a brand new Brew City band not afraid to sing about Texas, Nashville, Hank, Loretta, and other big country signifiers. Oh, and have players with stage names like “Rooster” and “Johnny Guitar.”

Convoy includes members from the recently retired Alternative Radio. Today (Valentine’s Day!), the group officially released its debut single: “Everything’s Bigger In Texas,” backed with “Green Eyes.” Both tracks are keepers. “Texas” scores big (no pun intended) with an easygoing swing and a radio-ready hook, while “Eyes” includes some winking shout-outs to “all the country legends looking down, smiling from above.” Take a listen, good buddy:

The goal of Convoy, the band tells us, “is to celebrate the history of country music and respect the legends before, while still creating something new, exciting, dangerous, and mold-breaking.” Keep your eyes peeled (and your ears on) for some live shows this spring.

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