The Tuten Brothers: The EP That Saved Country Music

The Tuten Brothers: The EP That Saved Country Music

It truly is a "Southern Sunrise."
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The Tuten Brothers, a local Athens country trio, is preparing to launch their debut EP this October, and they are definitely a band you need to be keeping an eye on, because they’ll be hitting the big stages before you know it. Comprised of brothers Walker and Sam Tuten, along with Conner McAdams, these musicians provide something that country music has been missing for far too long. Gone is the pseudo-genre “country pop.” 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 trio is packing Athens clubs, getting their name out, and quickly staking their claim on the Georgia music scene. Their debut single “Southern Sunrise,” was recorded in a spare bedroom in Athens, GA., and despite these small beginnings, the song held a ten-week stint on 94.9 The Bull, Georgia’s most popular country station. So if you’re a fan of country, it’s likely you’ve already heard their stuff, and it’s impossible to not be impressed. Their classic sound, sweet, catchy lyrics, and dynamic harmonies make a twenty-minute EP that is nothing short of a grand experience. Personally I’m not even a big country music fan, but I’ve been humming The Tuten Brothers for days. It’s genuinely one of the best EP’s I’ve ever heard.

The leading song, “Southern Sunrise,” is a catchy road-trip-style, classic country rock-out song. It’s a purely addictive instant summer jam. The other four songs that make up the album show a wide variety of influence, from heart-wrenching ballads to pure country tunes to bluegrass. Beautifully-written themes of love and love lost, life, traveling, and freedom captivate the listener in a way little music does nowadays. The songs have a great element of newness, as well; you won’t get tired of them quickly (I’ve listened to this album literally close to fifty times.) These boys have an incredible ear for harmony and rhythm, and their challenging vocals only add an extra layer of greatness to this debut. It’s a nice balance between country and rock that creates an amicable sound that’ll relate to all types of audiences. If you’re not familiar with them, become familiar, because I doubt it’ll be very long before their tickets skyrocket in value. The Tuten Brothers are bringing back a phenomenal sound country music has desperately needed.

The EP releases October 25, and the EP release show will be November 15 at the Georgia Theater in Athens. Go ahead and get it as soon as it comes out so you can jam with them live! They’re known for putting on great performances, and considering it’s the debut show of their new EP, it’ll be an unforgettable night. I’ll definitely be there, won’t you?

You can check out their music video for “Southern Sunrise” here!

Links: Facebook Instagram Spotify Apple Music YouTube

Cover Image Credit: The Tuten Brothers

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything
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They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.


Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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