Upchurch the Redneck plays Rhythm & Brews August 6
As more and more country music stars dabble in the sounds of rap and hip hop, breakout sensation Upchurch The Redneck jumped straight in.
Brimming with Southern pride and comprised of lyrics you would only expect to find slowed down and showcased on a standard country album, Upchurch’s first release, “Cheatham County,” is shocking. It’s also a hit.
Ryan Upchurch, a 24-year-old from Middle Tennessee, first made his debut in 2014 through lighthearted, funny videos in which he portrayed Upchurch the Redneck. He posted the videos to social media, and the response was incredible. One short year later, Upchurch has released a successful album, crafted a clothing line and is scheduled to appear on a sitcom next year.
He may be a true overnight success, but it looks like Upchurch’s fame is going to last a lot longer than 15 minutes. He’s answered the call from a niche group of music listeners: Southerners with a lot of hometown pride and a lot of dislike for the sounds of “typical country music.”
If you’re bored with today’s country music scene, you’re a hip hop fan with a redneck side or you’re looking to hear something new, Upchurch may be just what you need.
Upchurch The Redneck
Thursday, 9:30 p.m.
Rhythm & Brews
221 Market St.