“I knew Cody Bryan was a star ever since he was a kid,” says producer Matt Noveskey. “You can tell every time he hits the stage.” Noveskey, who produced the Cody Bryan Band’s debut record, knows a thing or two about stars — he’s played 60-foot stages with them for 15 years asbassist and songwriter for Blue October.
“I’ve written country songs my whole life,” says Bryan. “I embrace the country songwriter in me.” Since entering the scene in 2013, the Cody Bryan Band has drawn a wealth of praise from fans and critics alike for their fresh take on Texas country. But don’t take anybody else’s word for it: listen to Bryan’s debut record Wreck Me and hear the promise foryourself.
“Wreck Me” starts off the record with driving kick drum and chugging guitars before being joined by Bryan’s syrupy Texas drawl and swirling organs, culminating in a radio-ready chorus —and the album never looks back.
Bryan and Noveskey spent months crafting material for Wreck Me, including a writing session in Nashville. The band whittled down their work from nearly 40 tracks, resulting in 10 of the strongest Texas country songs you’ll hear on a debut record. “It’s a country album at itscore,” says Noveskey. “But it embraces a lot of influences. People will be pleasantly surprised that they can listen to it front to back.”
Cody Bryan Band first started cutting their teeth in the country scene with a residency at the famous Austin listening room The Saxon Pub. Fans took notice, and it wasn’t long before the guys were playing shows with Roger Creager, Granger Smith, Casey Donahew, Bart Crow and Nashville mainstay Will Hoge, to name a few.
The band has brought on an impressive and talented team to help get their music out across the state and beyond. Their work ethic promisesnothing less. “Theirs is a success that they’re earning,” says Noveskey.
The band consists of Cody Bryan on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Zach Lynch on lead guitar and fiddle, Miles Barker on bass and Pedro Corsetti on drums.
Take a listen to their newest release, “Small Town Noise”. Whether you’re looking for a boot stomping sing along, to a rocker or a love song, this six track EP has got it!