Celebrating their 35th anniversary together, Atlanta-based folk rock act, Drivin N Cryin, cant stop touring. In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlantas famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for their blistering live shows and amassed a rabid fanbase in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene.
Now, 35 years later, founding members Kevn Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of backroads and highways to arrive here.
With a gold record, 10 full-length albums, the band still refuses to rest. Island Records re-released their much celebrated Mystery Road album through Universal Music Group and Darius Rucker cut Straight to Hell on his new album, When Was the Last Time, released October 2017 with guest vocal appearances by Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley, and Jason Aldean. Mystery Road was named one of The 50 Best Southern Rock Albums of All Time by Paste Magazine this year as well.
Band lead singer, Kevn Kinney, gives a little insight into what Drivin N Cryin is all about: We are a band that's like your record collection. Drawing influence from a wide array of musical elements, Drivin N Cryin has developed a unique sound over the years. Their name derives from the eclectic nature of this sound: a little drivin' rock n roll and a little country twang. Comfortable with their past and confident in their future, the band has an arsenal of songs, a full tank of gas, and no plans of stopping any time soon.