Zero Mile Presents

Frank Foster

Georgia Theatre

Friday, July 27
08:00 doors / 09:00 show
18 and Over
  • Price$15.00
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Frank Foster

Frank Foster embodies musical independence at it’s highest level. He not only has taken the road less traveled, but the road almost never traveled. Acting as his own record label, management, booking agency and publishing company, he has managed to find success that some major label artist may never find. This rural Louisiana native and former oilfield man has taken his songs from the campfire to the coliseum seemingly overnight, all the while gaining a following of fans whose loyalty is unmatched. His musical journey started in 2011 with the release of his first album “Rowdy Reputation”. To follow that up, in the late summer of 2012, he released his second album “Red Wings and Six Strings”, which debuted on the Billboard Country Charts at #30. Each and every song from both of those albums have become nightly sing-a-longs at his shows. Foster’s third album, “Southern Soul”, was released in 2013 and debuted at #11 on the Billboard Country Charts confirming that his popularity was continuing to soar to new heights. His fourth album, “Rhythm and Whiskey”, was released in 2014 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard Country Charts solidifying him as a true power house in the industry. He followed that up with his fifth album, 2016’s “Boots On the Ground”, which gave him his second top 10 debuting album in as many years. It entered the Billboard Country Charts at #7. Later in 2016, he released his 6th album, “Good Country Music”, which debuted at #13 on the Billboard Country Charts. He’s a singer, a songwriter and his own boss. He refuses to let anyone water down his kind of country music. If he lives it, he writes it; if he writes it, he sings it; if he sings it, he believes it. Frank Foster…. a true original.

Denny Strickland

​There’s no mistaking Denny Strickland. In recent years, Denny has emerged as a unique voice within the country music genre. He has cultivated a style that celebrates honesty and complex emotion, rooting all of his music in personal experiences and memories both good and bad. Fusing his Arkansas country roots with a deep love for West Coast culture and aesthetic, Denny has found a way to create music that simultaneously feels like a throwback to the male country singers of the past and an examination of modern culture and romantic expression. The more you listen, the more distinctive his work becomes. Qualities that seldom connect with today’s mainstream country, intensity and urgency, are the bedrock of his creative expression. Whether in his writing or performance, Denny makes his passion clear. “You know, I get emotional when I sing. I wear my feelings on my chest. I probably get that from my mother, just as I learned about humility from my father. I think of myself as a happy medium between the two of them.” Beginning at the age of 5, he traveled with his parents as they presented their show horses at events around the country. Eventually he took to riding himself, and became a nationally recognized champion. As a result, long before he first wrote a song or picked up an instrument, Denny knew how it felt like to be under the spotlight. While attending a horse show, Denny's Dad nudged him and pointed out Marshall Grant, who was Johnny Cash’s bass player and also an accomplished horseman. Dad told me to go and give him my demo. Marshall listened to what I had and told me that it absolutely knocked him out. He called his wife over to listen, too.” Grant coached Denny on the music business, and they performed together several times. He came to develop relationships with several country music giants through Grant, including Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson and the Statler Brothers. Grant passed away in 2011, Denny had decided it was time to try his luck in Nashville. Through a combination of the lessons his mentors passed down and his own unique experiences, Denny Strickland now emerges as a rare combination of classic tradition, new-school techniques, and aching honesty. He’s learned to make music that comes from somewhere deep in his gut, and he commits it to song with raw, yearning desire. “If you love it, you love it,” he shrugs. If you hate it, you hate it. But I’m still exploring. All I can tell you is that, while I don’t know where I’ll be down the road, I do know that everything I write & record will be truly me.”