Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA
Years Active: 1993–present
Genres: Alt-country, Country Rock, Roots Rock
Old 97's are an alternative country band from Dallas, Texas. They are recognized as pioneers of the alt-country movement during the mid to late 1990s. Most songs are written and sung by lead singer Rhett Miller, with bassist Murry Hammond picking up the vocals on one or two tracks per album. Hammond also handled a number of country covers, especially in the band's earlier years. Initially a popular Dallas bar band, Old 97's toured the country after releasing their first album, 1994's “Hitchhike to Rhome” and 1995's split EP release “Stoned / Garage Sale” with fellow Dallas band Funland on Idol Records. In Chicago, they caught the attention of Bloodshot Records and were signed to rec...
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