Kimberly Dunn

GMBG Country Cruisers Present

Kimberly Dunn

Shotgun Rider, Dillon Myers

Fri Dec 8

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill

$5.00 - $350.00

This event is 16 and over

$10 Advance & Day of Show/ $20 Premier Balcony/ $150 Premier Tables/ $350 Premier Cabanas

Kimberly Dunn
Kimberly Dunn
For convenience's sake, we can go ahead and call Forever On the Run Kimberly Dunn's official "debut." We could split hairs and call it her full-length debut, acknowledging that the vibrant young artist already has a couple of EPs and countless performances under her belt and didn't just spring up on the Texas music scene with these 15 polished songs from seemingly out of nowhere. But the fact of the matter is, Forever On the Run will still be a lot of people's first introduction to Dunn, and when it comes to the best musical discoveries, nobody likes to be late to the party. So in the interest of letting everybody catch up at once, we'll push the back story down just a bit and reset the clock on Kimberly Dunn's already off-and-running music career to right this moment. Now press play, and watch her go.

"Sunrise over fields of clover As far as my eyes can see Oh I've been waiting, anticipating That feeling to set me free …"

That first song on the album is called "So Good," and it sounds just like that: a giddy rush of unbridled joy and wide-open possibility. Indeed, even when she admits that her "life's work is owed to the jerk who dared to break my heart," there's not a lick of regret in her casual confession. Because whether she's strumming her guitar "in a shot-slinging bar" on a Saturday night or singing heart-felt hallelujahs from the church pew on Sunday morning, this is clearly a woman feeling empowered and set free by her muse, her faith, and perhaps most crucially, her own belief in herself.
Shotgun Rider
Shotgun Rider
There's something lonely about the open, flat land of the Texas Panhandle that ignites a desire to create, something about seclusion that forgets the boundaries of genres and takes pride in independence. Growing up in farming communities in Castro County, situated between Amarillo and Lubbock, the two leaders of Shotgun Rider have developed a signature sound tinged with that eerie loneliness reminiscent of their homeland.

In their short time as a country duo, lead singer Logan Samford and main songwriter Anthony Enriquez have driven their sound from the Panhandle through the avenues of the regional Texas music scene. Honing their craft at happy hours and dive bars on weeknights, SR brings their band to the Lone Star State's venues on the weekends. Managed by industry veteran and Floydada native Alex Torrez (former Dir. A&R Sony Music Nashville, Lawrence Music Group, Artist Relations Gibson NY), the two have great direction in the industry. Torrez began his own Torrez Music Group in early 2015 and signed Shotgun Rider as his first act. Together, their music has quickly surpassed 1 Million Streams on Spotify, been featured on ABC's 'Nashville', allowed them to tour relentlessly through the Texas/Oklahoma circuit, and catapulted their sales to the charts, with three Top 20 Records on iTunes Country and one Top 10 Record on Billboard South Central Heatseekers.

The name Shotgun Rider is now an homage to advice given in a late night conversation with one of the guy's fathers. A metaphor for 'Enjoying the journey', Shotgun Rider is a submissive realization of knowing faith in God will always be in the 'driver's seat', and all you can ultimately do in life is work hard and 'ride along'.

Their following is the result of what the two believe is a sound that embraces the world of commercial melody, focusing on Logan's wide ranged vocal, and painting pictures of bar room drama, young adulthood, and loss. "We strive to write about things we go through in a way that hasn't been done before. We are inspired by melodies and sonic textures, by wit and description. There is as much art in crafting a great melody as there is in writing meaningful lyrics. We want both," says Enriquez. They describe their signature sound as a merging of their two largest influences – as different as they may seem – George Straight and Kings of Leon. An ambient, hook driven rock sound blended with smooth, hook driven country - served on ice.

Shotgun Rider is currently touring the Texas/Oklahoma Country circuit and beyond to promote their fourth release, Sunlight EP.
Dillon Myers
Dillon Myers
Dillon Myers is a rapidly rising country artist with roots in Dallas, Tx and a vagrant soul that has found solace in relocating several times from birth.

His freshman release, Creo, was a regional success having sold over 3,000 copies independently and hundreds more in online sales. Creo explores Dillon's earliest influences, sheds light on a promising career, and show's a universally accessible style and delivery. “It was my first time in the studio. Just that part of the experience was worth it. But I also made a good impression with my first full production project and that has really helped push me along in the down times” Dillon said, eyes fixed on the ceiling. From Lubbock to Corpus, there is always someone howling along to the ghoulishly catchy hook of 'Coyote Call' or the desperate cry for an unrequited lover in 'Ryann'. Creo was a solid foundation and Dillon is has been building upon it with great success ever since.

Foreshadowing that success, Dillon’s first appearance on stage was an opening slot for Texas powerhouse Cody Johnson in 2009 at a UTA philanthropy event. Dillon gushed, “After watching Cody unleash himself on the crowd, I made plans to end my college career.” In true artist’s fashion, he quietly withdrew from higher education and began spreading his music throughout Texas. Dillon’s vehement work ethic and refreshing approach landed him supporting roles for artists such as William Clark Green, Sam Riggs and Kyle Park. Furthermore, his abilities sparked interest from would-be clients like Mercedes, State Farm, National Rodeo Conventions and FOX News.

Over five hundred shows later, he releases his 2017 full-length debut, Little River. Grammy nominated producer Bryan David teamed up with Dillon for the project. “Our combined vision took this project in a direction no other act in Texas gone,” Dillon assures us. The release includes 11 songs, each with it's own unique approach, style and emotion.

If Dillon isn't already on your radar, you need to familiarize yourself. A veteran performer, armed with a soulful voice, Dillon can have you tapping your feet, wiping your tears and ever-hoping for one more song.

“In my radio career, I've learned the difference between an artist who has staying power and an artist who doesn't. Dillon has staying power. He has a writing style all his own and his live vocals outpace his recorded material. Loved the show!”–Michelle Rodriguez (Nationally Syndicated DJ – 96.3 KSCS)

“I've had the pleasure of watching Dillon transform from a young songwriter to a veteran performer in a few short years. He just GETS it. He looks the crowd in the face and can diagnose the room in seconds. Moments later, you cant get enough of him. It really is magical to watch.”–Jeff Schattle (National Promoter & Talent Buyer) - JARO Entertainment

“I had the amazing opportunity to meet and hire Mr. Dillon Myers through his strong social media presence...and he made a lasting impression on Oregon’s Country Music fans. His ability to improvise and interact with the crowd while performing gave an excellent representation of how a true country star performs. With a variety of styles in his musical toolbox, his performance will leave everyone wanting more! An amazing vocalist, I am excited to say that here in Oregon we were one of the earliest to jump on for what is sure to be a long and promising career.”–Katy Schrock (Miss Rodeo Oregon 2016 & National Rodeo Queen)
Venue Information:
Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
10261 Technology Blvd E
Dallas, TX, 75220