Texas Hippie Coalition

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Texas Hippie Coalition
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Texas Hippie Coalition in 2014
Background information
Also known asTHC, The Band of Outlaws
Origin Denison, Texas, U.S.
Genres Red dirt
Years active2004–present
Labels Entertainment One
Members Big Dad Ritch
Cord Pool
Nevada Romo
Lorado Romo
Joey Mandigo
Past members Randy Cooper
Ryan Bennett
Alden Nequent
Michael Hayes
Scott Lytle
Cody Perryman
Wes Wallace
Gunnar Molton
Jason Elmore
John Exall
Timmy Braun
Devon Carothers
Website thcofficial.com

Texas Hippie Coalition (sometimes stylized THC) is an American heavy metal band from Denison, Texas.

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History

The band was formed in Denison, Texas by Big Dad Ritch, along with his friend John Exall and other friends. Several lineup changes occurred before, Rollin , with producer Dave Prater. [3] Rollin arrived on July 6, 2010, which was their first national release. [4]

In early 2012 the group began working with producer Bob Marlette. Their first single "Turn It Up" was released in June of that same year. Peacemaker was released on August 14, 2012, [5] and was ranked 20 on Billboard Hard Rock Albums. [6]

In February 2014, it was announced that Ride On , the fourth studio album from the quartet is expected to be released October 7, 2014. The record was produced by Skidd Mills, known for working with Saving Abel, Sick Puppies and others, at Sound Kitchen Studios. [7] "Ride On" has been described by the band as, "the next level, [8] " "a little more raw, a little grittier, [9] " and "our way of letting everybody know that rock 'n' roll ain't dead. [10] "

During that same year, the ensemble also performed at Rocklahoma [11] and Rock on the Range [12] in May in addition to Mayhem Festival in the summer of 2014. [13]

On February 23, 2016, the ensemble announced that their fifth studio album, Dark Side of Black , would be released on April 22, 2016. [14] In April and May 2016, the band is scheduled to tour in support of this work, which includes performances at Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest. [15]

In June 2016, the band announced the addition of guitarist Nevada Romo. [16]

In August 2017, Ritch announced that the ensemble plans to release their sixth studio album in 2018. [17] On January 12, 2018, Exall announced that he and the band had parted ways, leaving Ritch as the sole original band member. [18] In early 2018, Larado Romo, brother of guitarist Nevada Romo, joined the ensemble on bass guitar. [19]

During the first week of 2019, percussionist Timmy Braun and the band parted ways. [20] Braun was replaced by Devon Carothers. [21]

On March 29, 2019, "Moonshine", the first single from High in the Saddle , the sixth studio album from the group, was released. [22] At that time, the ensemble announced that the work would be released on May 31, 2019, the first from the band released through Entertainment One. [23]

In 2020, Scott Lytle, former percussionist for the band from 2007 to 2008, died. [24]

On January 10, 2021, the band mutually parted ways with drummer Devon Carothers. [25] On January 12, Locust Grove and DEITY drummer Joey Mandigo was announced as the band's new drummer. [26]

Personnel

Big Dad Ritch Big Dad Ritch.jpg
Big Dad Ritch
Cord Pool Cord Pool.jpg
Cord Pool

Current members

Former members

Timeline

Texas Hippie Coalition

Discography

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Timmy Braun
Nevada Romo Nevada Romo.jpg
Nevada Romo
Texas Hippie Coalition performing at Trees in Dallas as part of Ride for Dime Texas Hippie Coalition 0001.jpg
Texas Hippie Coalition performing at Trees in Dallas as part of Ride for Dime

Studio albums

DetailsPeak chart positionsSales
US
[32]
US Heat
[33]
US Indep
[34]
US Hard Rock
[6]
US Rock
[35]
Pride of Texas
  • Release date: February 12, 2008
  • Label: Self-released
Rollin'
  • Release date: July 6, 2010
  • Label: Carved
29
Peacemaker
  • Release date: August 14, 2012
  • Label: Carved
43120US: 16,000 [36]
Ride On
  • Release date: October 7, 2014
  • Label: Carved [7]
119422531
Dark Side of Black
  • Release date: April 22, 2016
  • Label: Carved [14]
218626
High in the Saddle

Singles

YearTitle[ citation needed ] US
Main. Rock
[38]
2013"Turn It Up"39
"Damn You to Hell"40
2014"Monster in Me"
2015"Rock Ain't Dead"

Music videos

YearTitle[ citation needed ]AlbumDirector
2008"Pissed Off and Mad About It" (Version 1)Pride of TexasClark Deal
"Leaving"
2009"No Shame"
2010"Pissed Off and Mad About It" (Version 2)Rollin'
2012"Turn It Up"Peacemaker
2016"Angel Fall"Dark Side of Black
2019"Moonshine"High in the Saddle
"Dirty Finger"

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