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Coast To Coast Closeup – The Dirt Rich Band

The Coast To Coast Closeup is presented by The Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza in Whitecourt  

The Dirt Rich Band began in 2013 and has been growing and maturing ever since. In the spring of 2016 started the recording of what would eventually become their debut album “Cash Poor, Dirt Rich”. The boys made several trips to Nashville to finish writing their second album “One More Round”. May 31, 2019 marked their second full length album release date, gaining them notoriety and catching attention across the country. They co-wrote songs with Steve Mitchell and fellow Canadians Cole Bradley, and Darcy John. Recording once again with multiple CCMA award winning producer Bart Mckay. 2019 saw The Dirt Rich Band nominated in the top ten for “Fan’s Choice,” “Group/Duo,” “Video”(I Dreamt This Up), “Single”(Without Tryin’), and “Song of the year”(Without Tryin’) by the Alberta Country Music Association.

In March 2020 the guys decided to head to Nashville again. This time to work with producer Joel Breyure (The Drawing Room) on a set of songs written in part by Stuart Walker, Jonathan Singleton and Sam Ellis. The trip was unfortunately cut short to only 4 days due to concerns the Canada/United States border was closing. Through dedication and perseverance, the latest single “Cold Beer Problems” was created remotely while in quarantine. On March 15, “the day the music died” in Nashville saw the entire Broadway strip close. Thanks to fellow entertainer Donny Lee and his band, The Dirt Rich Band was invited up briefly to play on stage at both Jason Aldean’s Roof Top Bar and Tootsies Orchid Lounge just hours before the music stopped. A memory/opportunity all the guys will surely never forget! 

Over the years they have had the privilege of sharing the stage with Brett Kissel, Gord Bamford, Aaron Pritchett, Aaron Lines, George Canyon, as well as Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Collin Raye. Recently they caught attention from Grammy award winning producer Wyclef Jean.  He mentored the boys and praised the works of their single “Without Tryin” saying “You have a fan down south” and “That song is going on my playlist!” 

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