Raised on a farm in Lexington, Oklahoma is where Brent Payne laid the foundation for who he is today. Riding horses, driving tractors, playing music and listening to Buck Owens and Don Rich is how this boy grew up. He is the real deal; a true country cowboy and southern gentleman.
Brent Payne and his band have played to sold out crowds at the original Crazy Horse, the Galaxy Theater and The Coach House. They have entertained thousands in Las Vegas for Nascar, The Pro Bull Riders, and The National Finals Rodeo, to name a few. They perform not only for the big stage events, but also entertain at private parties and corporate events, showcasing their diversity and ability to customize their performances to their audiences, whether large or intimate.
Don't let Brent's cowboy hat fool ya'. When he pulls out his signature Telecaster or Les Paul, he can tear up some classic rock, southern rock and good ol' rock`n`roll!
Brent is an award winning country music entertainer and recording artist. He currently has a library of seven albums that he has written, co-written and been an integral part of production. Most recently, Brent won Country Song of the Year at the 2012 Hollywood Music Awards for his new hit single, Now & Forever.
The band, listed below, consists of an award winning group of extremely talented musicians who have been playing with Brent for many years. Each of them is unique and brings a high level of professionalism, amazing skills and jaw-dropping talent to the stage. Some have played with such artists as Glenn Campbell, Alan Jackson and Walter Trout.
Brent Payne ~ Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guiter, Mandolin, Fiddle
Allen Adams ~ Percussion, Drums, Harmondy Vocals
Shirley Montana ~ Bass Guitar
Scott "Jassman" Foster ~ Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Harmony Vocals
John Higgins ~ Piano, Electric Keys, Synthesizer, Hammond B-3
Matt Brislawn ~ Fiddle, Viola, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmony Vocals
Brent's performances are electrifying, high-energy and always include crowd interaction. Brent is known for leaving the stage to serenade the ladies and meet and greet his fans. His charm, charisma and southern hospitality are evident in everything he does. He has a knack with children and invites them to join him on stage and participate in a song or two, which is always a crowd favorite. Brent's philosophy and goal is always to leave his audience with an experience and memories they won't soon forget. Based on many fan testimonials, he has been successful.
Below are a small sampling of the many testimonials Brent receives.
"We really enjoyed your show. Your songs have a large amount of energy and passion in them. You make the crowd feel very relaxed. That is a very warm and gifted trait. You seem to be more interested in the crowd than the stage. Very tasty and heartfelt. Great job!" ~MJ~
"WOW!!!! I really enjoyed your show. You had everyone laughing in the crowd so hard when you told your horse story! Not only are you a great singer and performer, your comedy routine "if you will" is halarious ! You had me laughing, smiling, crying, thinking all in the same night. I am very impressed with your stage presence and how you focus on the audience! Thanks again for a fun filled night! Oh and by the way, the reason for the tears is because that new song you wrote, Now & Forever, is the most beautiful song I have ever heard!" ~Kimmberly Simpson~
"After experiencing the performance of Brent Payne live in Big Bear City, the Vice President for the Old Miners Association shared with the Board and several community members that those who were unable to attend, missed the BEST entertainer this mountain has ever heard! Also Dyan Anderson, who was recently re-elected as President of the association, was so impressed and received such an overwhelming amount of positive feedback that plans to have Brent Payne perform again are already underway." ~Big Bear Old Miner's Association~
"We went to Old Town (Temecula) to eat some BBQ and were taken back by the concert, and I do mean concert! For this restaurant to be so small, I would have never imagined in a million years that in the back there would be this huge stage and professional lighting! This was a show like you would see in Las Vegas or at the Honda Center damn! If this guy comes back, so shall we! The best version of Sweet Home I have ever heard since Lynard Skynard!!" ~Kenneth Brownson~
We just attended your show at the Ramona Bowl in Hemet. Was one of the best shows ever @ at the Bowl over the past 38 years we've been attending events here. Best of luck for continued success to you Brent and your terrific band. Mike & Ave Brown
"When it comes to entertaining a crowd, you guys take it to the next level! There are lots of people that get up and play, or attempt to. You're not only about great music, you are focused on making sure we in the audience get everything you can give us and, believe it or not, I get that! You and your group are PRO quality and I am sure you will be among the STARS!! Good luck!" ~
Tim and Teresa~