Scott Thompson: 08/08 Open Mic Winner
Scott Thompson and Alan Sanders formed Peachtree Station in 1995. The band was named "Atlanta's Best Country Band" by Atlanta Magazine in 2000 and was hailed as the "best unsigned band in Atlanta" by Rhubarb Jones of Eagle 106.7 FM. Shortly after starting the band, Scott and Alan were asked to move to Florida to play a limited engagement of one month at Billy Bob's, the largest county bar in the Daytona Beach area. There was such an immediate response to the group's powerful harmonies, charismatic stage show and infectious personalities that they were asked to stay indefinitely, playing in Florida for a year and a half. While in Florida, the group successfully produced and distributed a self-titled CD of their original songs. Despite strict government rules governing radio play of unsigned artists, an overwhelming fan demand forced 98 FROG in Daytona Beach to feature one of Peachtree Stations' original songs on their popular "Jump It or Dump It" program. This program featured new songs played to get a positive or negative reaction from the station's listener base. The response to the song was the greatest ever in the history of the show with over 400 calls made in less than ten minutes! The local phone company had to break through to the station and asked them to end the voting early because all the lines were jammed including those saved for emergencies. The song had an approval rating of over 98%! Upon moving back to Atlanta, Peachtree station was asked to become the house band at the famed Buckboard Country Music Showcase where such stars as Mark Wills and Garth Brooks got their start. They replaced the Buckboard Bandits who had been a staple there for over 20 years. Since then, the band has opened for such artists as Mark Wills, Travis Tritt, Brad Paisley and Kenny Rogers and performed onstage with Mark Wills, Steve Cropper, John Michael Montgomery, Jeff Carson and Charlie Daniels. In January 2000, the band played at the Georgia Dome for the Super Bowl and in September 2000, performed the National Anthem at an Atlanta Braves game. In March of 2000, Scott and Alan again went into the studio to record a brand new demo produced by Mercury recording artist Mark Wills. What cannot be seen on the demo is the duo's electrifying stage show, full of energy and personality. They continue to perfect what is already one of the best onstage chemistries in the business. The group has now added an array of music to their country repertoire including southern rock, contemporary rock, beach, funk and oldies. They can read an audience and plays to please any age or type of crowd. Scott Thompson and Alan Sanders dedication to their music, hard working attitude and professional demeanor has made them one of the most sought after groups in Georgia.
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