We are really excited to have Dixie Tradition opening up for Jerrod Niemann at the Four States Fair & Rodeo this Thursday night (9/12).This country rockin' band is from right here in the Ark-La-Tex from Blanchard, LA not far from Shreveport. Dixie Tradition consists of two identical twin brothers D.J. and Jonathon Rachal and their musical style compares to a little southern rock mixed with  generous portion of country, a touch of pop fused with a smidge of gospel. It's a combination of music that's been working for the boys since they first discovered music at the age of 3.

In 2007, they received a $10,000 recording contract by winning a singing contest, and they recorded their first CD album, but they also continued to perform at bigger and larger venues throughout the Ark-La-Tex, including performing on the Stage of the “Louisiana Hayride”, the “Louisiana State Fair”, as well as Red River Revel just to name a few. In 2008 they were invited to perform at EPCOT Center in Florida where they performed to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience of over 70,000 people, selling the most CD’s of any band performing there.

In 2008 the twins traveled to Nashville, TN where they recorded their first CD in a Nashville Studio with Lonnie Wilson who produced them.

D.J. and Jonathon continued to “pay their dues” and opened for numerous label artists, and on every occasion, the audiences told them that they “blew them off the stage”. Because of their talent, they were invited and appeared on RFD-TV, “The Penny Gilley Show” in Branson, Missouri, as the only non-label or non-legend to appear on her show, and the hostess, Penny Gilley, thought they were a “can’t miss” act.

Recently, and now seasoned even more, some of the top song writers in Nashville provided them with their “top drawer” songs, and the twins went back to Nashville in May of 2012 where Mark Moseley produced their five song album, including one song the twins wrote with their guitar player, “IF I Fall,” which all of the music people in Nashville that have heard their song say it is not only a number one hit, but capable of being nominated for “Song of the Year” once released.

At the presence time, the summer of 2012, their Act has just been pitched to Nashville Music Labels and their managers are expecting a favorable reaction in the immediate future as all of the music people who have heard them say they are certain to be signed.

Listen to Kicker 102.5 this Thursday afternoon during my show for an exclusive interview with the twin brothers D.J. and Jonathon. Heck, we may even let them sing a song for you on the radio.

Check out these videos from Dixie Tradition.