Sue Bonzell: Hey, it’s Sue Bonzell with Up N Country and we’re working hard to bring you some new interviews of those up and coming country artists, and the next time you see one next week, it is going to be live from Nashville. I’m super excited about that and I’m super excited for my new merch. Check out my new hats. If you want to get those, you can get those at Today we’re going to do something a little bit different.

Colton: We were like dying, like crying in tears after that. It was so unplanned, but it worked out so [00:00:30] perfect. It couldn’t have gone any better.

Sue Bonzell: This is Up N Country on 93.7, The Bull. It’s powered by vLiveCast. I’m your host, Sue Bonzell. Let’s get this show started.

Last year I did an interview with the guys from Restless Road and I am so excited for all of their success, touring with Kane Brown, they’ve got a new song with Kane Brown, and a video that I am going to be sharing [00:01:00] with you. We’re going to talk a about badass tattoos. We’re going to cover circus animals in their last video. There’s a lot to this interview, so I have pulled out the best pieces to share with you. And again, we’re going to take a look at that new music video with Kane Brown.

Group: Hello. How are doing?

Sue Bonzell: Hi, I’m great. So we’ve got Garrett, we’ve got Zach, and we’ve got Colton. Did I do it in the right order?

Garrett: Yes.

Zach: You [00:01:30] nailed it.

Sue Bonzell: Does everybody think you guys are brothers?

Zach: We get that all the time. It’s not even an inside joke anymore. Everyone says that, thinks that. I think it’s just because how much time we spend together. We’re all just, you know…

Garrett: I think it’s the hair.

Colton: It’s the hair.

Sue Bonzell: I was going to say I think it’s the hair.

Zach: No one’s got this hair.

Garrett: Oh man. [crosstalk 00:01:50] Nice mullet.

Sue Bonzell: He’s working on the mullet. I like that. It’s looking good.

Okay, who got the tattoo?

Colton: [00:02:00] Oh, that’s me. That would be me, I’m covered.

Sue Bonzell: Colton got the tattoo, which is kind of a badass tattoo by the way.

Colton: Thank you.

Sue Bonzell: It’s very cool. I was checking it out earlier, but that TikTok is fantastic. Your tattoo guy’s like wait, wait, wait, can’t finish the tattoo until I hear the song. You guys play it and explain to me what happens because it’s freaking hilarious.

Garrett: I’ll let this man right here tell you.

Zach: Basically, we were showing him our new song and he got a little bit too into it [00:02:30] and knocked me right out of my chair. That honestly was completely-

Garrett: Not scripted.

Zach: Not scripted. That was very unexpected, but we rocked with it and it was-

Sue Bonzell: You can tell.

Zach: Yeah, we love Bubba, he’s the best energy, he’s so-

Bubba: I’m about halfway done right now and I don’t think I want to finish until I hear you guys’ new song so…

Colton: Well I’m just telling you, I’m not going to have half an arm, [00:03:00] so…

Group: (singing)

Sue Bonzell: [00:03:30] That was awesome. You could tell it was unscripted. He was literally like, oh my gosh, I’m so sorry. I watched it, I don’t know how many times. I’m like, That is damn funny. So good job for posting that.

Zach: Got you.

Colton: We literally, I think we were like dying, like crying in tears after that. It was so unplanned, but it worked [00:04:00] out so perfect. It couldn’t have gone any better.

Sue Bonzell: Okay, can I try out to be one of the bar friends?

Zach: [crosstalk 00:04:07] Oh, you don’t even have try out.

Sue Bonzell: Good. I was hoping you’d say that.

Garrett: No application.

Zach: You know, people.

Sue Bonzell: Okay. I know you.

Colton: As long as you’re a good time, that’s all that matters.

Sue Bonzell: Oh yeah, it’s a good time. We’re going to be in Nashville. We’re going to have to hook up and hang out and drink beer together or something like that.

Garrett: Oh yeah, listen. You’re a part of the family now, you know what I mean.

Sue Bonzell: Well, thank you. I really appreciate that.

[00:04:30] Okay. The Kane Brown connection. So y’all met him a long time ago. That was when two of you were on the competition show, right?

Zach: Colton and I were on X Factor back in 2013 and that’s where we met Kane. He was actually going to be a part of our band. Instead, he went on to become Kane Brown and we stuck with the band. A couple years later, Garrett was able to join the band. In 2019, [00:05:00] he reached out and we all just ran with the opportunity and it’s just been awesome ever since. Kane has become a great friend and life is good.

Sue Bonzell: You just signed with his new record company, right?

Colton: We did.

Sue Bonzell: You guys were the first?

Colton: Yeah, we were.

Garrett: The one and only so far.

Colton: [inaudible 00:05:22] 21. It’s a joint venture with Sony. We were lucky enough that Kane wanted us to be the first artist. It was absolutely incredible.

[00:05:30] We’ve got some new music coming out. Bar Friends is out. For everybody who hasn’t heard it, go check it out. We got a music video. We’ve got a tortoise in the music video, a miniature pony.

Zach: A severe hand injury.

Colton: Yeah, a severe hand injury, so you know.

Sue Bonzell: Then it was the panda head or something?

Colton: There is a panda head.

Garrett: There’s a mysterious figure in the video.

Zach: Who is the man behind.

Garrett: Guess we’ll never know.

Sue Bonzell: [00:06:00] So you guys are clearly like no fun whatsoever.

Zach: We totally suck.

Garrett: We’re total, like just a bunch of wet paper towels, man.

Sue Bonzell: Yeah, I can tell, I can tell.

The guys mentioned that they have some new music and they do indeed, a new song with Kane Brown. Now they’ve got a brand new video for it. I think you’re going to like it. And you may recognize a small piece of this song. Let’s take a look.

Group: (singing)

Sue Bonzell: [00:07:00] That’s going to wrap it up for this week. Thanks for watching Up N Country. Don’t forget, you can get your merch at Stay tuned, next week Tuesday, 10:00 AM pacific time, we’re going to have a new country artist for you and it’s all going to be live from Nashville.