In the wake of their debut album amassing over 5 Million streams, The Georgia Thunderbolts are back to electrify audiences with their brand new single, Gonna Shine. This latest track is just a glimpse into what’s in store with their upcoming studio album slated for release next year. Drawing listeners into a realm where Southern Rock’s legacy is celebrated and pushed to new frontiers, the song was released alongside a music video directed by Jim Arbogast.
Hailing from Rome, Georgia, at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, The Georgia Thunderbolts have blazed a trail for a new generation of classic southern rock enthusiasts. Their sound, deeply rooted in soulful southern swagger, blistering blues, and raw rock, is reminiscent of the iconic rock ‘n’ roll legends that influenced their musical journey. Their eclectic inspirations span from southern gospel and Hank Williams to the grit of Ozzy Osbourne, the charm of Lynyrd Skynyrd and great Georgia singers like James Brown and Otis Redding. It’s not just their music that captures attention; their deep-rooted history in Rome, a town steeped in rich agricultural heritage, influences their lyrical narratives and showcases their authentic southern spirit.
From their early days, the band has shared memorable moments on stage with music titans such as Deep Purple, Blackberry Smoke, and Kentucky Headhunters. Their debut album, as well as their new album, recorded at the iconic Barrick Recording Studio in Glasgow, KY, is a testament to their dedication, passion, and commitment to rock ‘n’ roll. With tracks that blend anthemic guitar riffs, wild harmonica, and pulse-pounding drums, The Georgia Thunderbolts have proven that they are here to rustle up a new era of rock ‘n’ roll. Their timeless sound, combined with their relentless work ethic and humility, positions them as torchbearers, ensuring the legacy of southern rock remains vibrant and relevant for generations to come.
Over the past few years, The Georgia Thunderbolts have carried their spirit of rock ‘n’ roll across numerous stages, performing alongside rock luminaries such as Black Stone Cherry joining them in the US and mainland Europe, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, and Ace Frehley as well as country powerhouses The Cadillac Three, The Steel Woods and Southall. With their roots firmly planted in the southern tradition, Rolling Stone declared that The Georgia Thunderbolts are “Proof that “Southern Rock continues to thrive in the 21st century.”
The Georgia Thunderbolts are:
Riley Couzzourt [guitar]
Zach Everett [bass, harmony vocals, keys]
TJ Lyle [vocals, harmonica, keys]
Bristol Perry [drums]
Logan Tolbert [guitar]
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