The Georgia Thunderbolts
OriginRome, Georgia, United States
Genres
Years active2015–Present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitehttps://www.georgiathunderbolts.com/
Members
  • TJ Lyle
  • Riley Couzzourt
  • Logan Tolbert
  • Zach Everett
  • Bristol Perry

The Georgia Thunderbolts are an American rock band from Rome, Georgia. Formed in 2015, the band released their debut album Can We Get A Witness through Mascot Records in 2021.

History

The band began with high school classmates Couzzourt and Perry before growing to include Everett.[1] The group then began touring by opening up for artists such as Black Stone Cherry, The Kentucky Headhunters, and Blackberry Smoke.[1] They’re managed by Richard Young of the Headhunters.[2] After a performance caught the attention of Mascot Label Group’s North American President Ron Burman, the group was immediately signed to the label.[2] The group released their self-titled debut EP in 2020, which was covered by Rolling Stone Magazine and Classic Rock Magazine.[1][3] Shortly thereafter, the band’s performance at Americanafest was chosen by Wide Open Country as one of the best moments of the festival.[4]

Their debut album Can We Get A Witness was released on October 15th, 2021, through Mascot Records. No Depression wrote favorably about the project, calling it „a good one from some up-and-coming good ol’ boys looking for a sweet home of their own.“[5] The single „Be Good To Yourself“ was selected by both Rolling Stone Magazine and Classic Rock Magazine as one of the best songs of the week.[6][7] To support the album, they opened for Black Stone Cherry on their fall US tour,[8] and also performed a session for Paste Magazine.[9]

Discography

Albums

  • Can We Get A Witness (2021)

EPs

  • The Georgia Thunderbolts (2020)

Singles

  • „Lend A Hand“
  • „Looking For A Friend“
  • „Take It Slow“
  • „Be Good To Yourself“
  • „It’s Alright“
  • „Can I Get A Witness“

References

  1. ^ a b c Ling, Dave. „Southern rock is alive and well and its name is The Georgia Thunderbolts“. Louder Sound. Classic Rock Magazine. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b „The Georgia Thunderbolts Sign Label Deal with Mascot Records; Kentucky Headhunter’s Richard Young for Management; United Talent Agency for North American Live Concert Bookings“. The Country Note. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  3. ^ Freeman, Jon. „RS Country Music Picks: Week of August 10th“. Rolling Stone Country. Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  4. ^ „8 Unforgettable Moments From the 2021 AmericanaFest“. Wide Open Country. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  5. ^ Britt, Grant. „The Georgia Thunderbolts Bring a Blast from Rock’s Past“. No Depression. No Depression Magazine. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  6. ^ Glass, Polly. „Tracks of the Week: new music from The Wildhearts, Joanne Shaw Taylor and more“. Louder Sound. Classic Rock Magazine. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  7. ^ Freeman, Jon. „RS Country Music Picks for the Week of July 19th“. Rolling Stone Country. Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  8. ^ Childers, Chad. „Black Stone Cherry Book Fall 2021 Tour Dates“. Loudwire. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  9. ^ „The Georgia Thunderbolts - Full Session“. Paste. Paste Magazine. Retrieved 4 November 2021.