The Blue Pickups have had an extraordinary year.
After recording their songs, “Redneck Whiskey” and “Don’t Cry For Me” up in Nashville with Grammy award winning producer Dave Wyatt, the Blue Pickups opened a series of concerts for renown industry recording artists.
In December 2015, they were the opening act for Parmalee and were joined onstage with the country-rock band for a concert at the Music Farm in Columbia, SC, benefiting Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.
In May 2016, they played two shows that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley attended, in which she proclaimed “…they are my favorite local band!” The Governor then invited the band to play as the supporting act for Darius Rucker for the SC One Fund, benefiting the flood victims from the Oct 2015 devastating hurricane. The evening raised over $600,000.00.
In September 2016, the movie “Curtain Call” will be released, which prominently features the Blue Pickups band in the movie. Additionally, nearly a dozen of their songs were featured for the movie’s soundtrack.
The Blue Pickups opened up for the legendary southern rock group The Atlanta Rhythm Section at the Irmo Okra Strut festival. Local radio stations 93.1 and 100.7 in Columbia, SC have played the Blue Pickup’s song, “Redneck Whiskey” on the air for the first time for the public. The response was overwhelming; people loved it!
The group’s upbeat and optimistic attitudes are reflected in both their songs that they write and the persona that they portray onstage. If the band looks like they are having a lot of fun entertaining the crowd, it’s because they actually are loving every minute of it. For the members of the Blue Pickups, this is a labor of love, and that emotional response is immediately felt by the group’s fans.