That's not the only difference. Holt, Gunslinger's lead singer, is 46. Bryan is 37. But Holt says he moves around on stage like Bryan does. And the band will work hard to stay as true to Bryan's sound as it can.
"The guys in the band do a really good job," he said. "We're able to pull it off" despite not having the same instrumentation as Bryan and his band.
Gunslinger was asked to cover the Luke Bryan portion of Down the Country Line at the last minute. Local band
Jumping in wasn't much of a problem for Gunslinger, though. The band already plays six of the seven songs on the set list, so it only had to learn one. On Saturday, the band will play "Someone Else Calling You Baby," "All My Friends Say," "That's
Holt says other local musicians in Down the Country Line recommended Gunslinger to fill in for Renegade. He said it's "humbling other musicians liked us enough to put in the word for us."
He described Gunslinger's performances at its usual gigs as "like a country band with a heavy metal feel." He cited similarities to
They've opened for national acts including
Most of the time, they play the local club circuit on weekends, places like the Rusty Spur,
"To me, it's really exciting getting to play at a theater for a change," Holt said. "It's gonna be a blast. It's gonna be a good time."
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