The Tuten Brothers is an up-and-coming country band from Athens, GA that seems to have a fire and a passion in its sound that country music hasn't seen in years. Inspired by classic country and rock 'n' roll, brothers Walker and Sam Tuten are the dynamic and energetic frontmen and songwriters of the group.
Hailing from Athens, Ga, the city most well-known as the home of chart-topping bands like R.E.M. and B-52s, The Tuten Brothers seem to be inspired by the legacy of their town. Known for their epic live show, they've already made a big splash in the Georgia music scene, headlining for packed houses at the iconic Georgia Theatre and opening for acts like The Dirty Guv'nahs and Drake White.
The band's debut single, "Southern Sunrise," which they recorded in a spare bedroom of their cousin's house in Athens, had a 10-week stint on 94.9 the Bull, Atlanta's largest country station. After the song's success, the band took to the studio to record an album in Nashville, TN with Alex Gilson of Gold Cassette Productions. Two of the songs from the EP, "Sarah" and "Why You Gotta," were also featured for 10-weeks on 94.9 the Bull.
Most recently, the brothers released singles "Hallelujah" and "Dancin' Boots." Their newest singles give a nod to Southern Rock and Gospel while staying true to the Brothers' roots in country music. With more music releases, shows, and festivals slated for the near future, 2018 looks to be an exciting time for The Tuten Brothers.
"These boys are bringing back classic country with a twang of rock 'n' roll, reminiscent of the timeless appeal of Hank Williams, Jr., and bringing it back in a big way. These boys are making a statement on the future of country, and I’ll be damned if I’m not excited for it." - The Odyssey
Nashville Noise Gets to Know The Tuten Brothers - Nashville Noise
INTERVIEW: The Tuten Brothers - Vents Magazine
"The Tuten Brothers to headline the Georgia Theatre," by Hamilton Armit - The Red & Black
"Concert Preview: The Tuten Brothers. The local band that offers twang with a twist," by Kathryn Kostovetsky - The Odyssey Online
The Tuten Brothers Featured in the 1st episode of new Podcast "PeachJam" - PeachJam
"Tuten Brothers awakening Athens country music fans," by Hilary Butschek - Online Athens
"The Tuten Brothers talk travels, songwriting, first EP," by Becca Beato - The Red & Black
"Truly a southern sunrise: The Tuten Brothers" - The George-Anne
"The Tuten Brothers: The EP That Saved Country Music," by Maycee Dukes - The Odyssey Online
"Kicking the Dust Up: The Tuten Brothers," by Caroline Perrott - The Odyssey Online