Ben Burgess is the pride of East Dallas, a renaissance man with a golden pen. After landing his first career cut with Jonas Brothers’ “Chillin In the Summertime,” he packed up a blossoming career born on Austin’s 6th Street to chase dreams in Los Angeles, but quickly relocated to Nashville shortly thereafter when his twang got a little too loud for the West Coast. Burgess started writing with Warner Chappell Music Publishing in 2015, where he stockpiled cuts including the BMI 2020 Country Song of the Year, Morgan Wallen’s 7X platinum “Whiskey Glasses,” Tyler Rich’s gold “The Difference,” Pat Green’s Texas radio #1 “Drinkin’ Days,” Lil Wayne’s “Dreams,” Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan’s platinum “There for You,” Dierks Bentley’s “My Religion,” HARDY’s “SIGNED, SOBER YOU,” and more. His tracks have landed TV placements on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and commercial spots for Major League Baseball, Xbox, and Lexus. Breaking out as an artist in his own right, Burgess signed to Big Loud Records in 2020, and in the same year, was featured on Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley’s buzzy Chapter 1: Snake Oil album on “Heartbreak.” He was featured on HIXTAPE: Vol. 2’s “Red Dirt Clouds” alongside David Lee Murphy and Big Loud labelmate ERNEST. Burgess’ debut album Tears the Size of Texas is out now.
Kevin McCoy is the founder, frontman, and lead vocalist for the radio charting, award winning, country-rock group Kevin McCoy Band. Kevin is a singer-songwriter who combines his Rock and R&B influences along with his unmistakable country voice to create a style of music all his own.
They have been blessed to be the opening act for Eddie Montgomery from Montgomery Gentry, Frank Foster, and Tracy Byrd, and share the stage with Toby Keith. They also played alongside Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, and Ashley McBryde at this year’s Kicker Country Stampede in Kansas. Kevin has also performed his original music at songwriting rounds throughout Nashville, TN, including the legendary Bluebird Cafe.
Kevin is excited to have been nominated for four Josie Awards this year including Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Music Video of the Year for “Blue Collar”, and Group of the Year. The Josie Awards is the largest awards show for Independent Artists.