Diamond Hitch is one of the brightest and most exciting new groups found in country music today. Made up of five “country boys,” there is no mistaking that this band is the “real McCoy” when it comes to singing their songs about moonshine, country-living, and the honky-tonkin’ lifestyle. However, what will really impress you and keep you coming back for more are the band’s incredible vocals, outstanding harmonies, and musicianship that are second to none. It’s no wonder that the band has received comments like “…the talent the five of them have is just incredible!!!” and “…one of the best bands we have seen in awhile!!!!!” Cyrus Rhodes from Indie Music Digest has been quoted as saying “…the melodies and harmonies are effective. The lyrical content is packed to the hilt with rich conventional wisdom and the messages are full of whiskey, bar brawls and all things Country-Rock-Americana. What else could you ask for? “
It’s thoughts like those that have made Diamond Hitch a featured artist in publications like Project Fresh Magazine as well as making the band and their music be featured on social sites such as MyCountrySpace.com and Reverbnation. The group has also received the honor of joining musical talents Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker, and Tracey Lawrence on the artist roster for Operation Troop Aid, a national non-profit organization offering assistance to America’s armed forces. An active member of the country music scene, Diamond Hitch has also won musical showcases like the iShowcase Musical Event put on by King Ryan Events, Inc., at Hard Rock Café in Nashville, TN.
These guys are a group that just makes country music fun and you don’t want to miss a chance to see these guys live!! Their shows are packed with energy and their charisma on stage will ignite you into their world where you show up and Diamond Hitch brings the excitement!! It’s that show that has brought the guys of Diamond Hitch to be signed with the national management firm Fused Entertainment as well as be presented with new happenings in the world of television and the music industry for this year!! Everyone should keep an eye on this incredible talent from Nashville and if you’re ready for an amazing country group that isn’t afraid to kick it and rock, then look no further than Diamond Hitch.
Diamond Hitch consists of Preston Taylor, Jacob Boyd, Derrick Kuppens, Rex Hayes, and Travis Kuppens. Preston Taylor sings lead vocals as well as harmony vocals and plays acoustic guitar. Hailing from Tomball, TX, he has a rich musical past that ranges from singing in country and rock bands in his home state of Texas to sharing the stage with Neal McCoy. With his experience, wide vocal range, and stage presence, Preston is a great front man for this amazing group.
Jacob Boyd, another standout front man for Diamond Hitch, sings lead vocals, harmony vocals and plays electric guitar. From Brenham, TX, he has been singing on stages and radio since he was a kid and he rounds out the dual lead vocals of the group with his great country tone. A remarkable guitar player, songwriter, and vocalist, Jacob is a key member of Diamond Hitch.
Derrick Kuppens adds to Diamond Hitch as a songwriter, harmony vocalist and lead electric guitar player. A collegiately trained musician from Mammoth Lakes, CA, he plays tasteful licks and ripping guitar solos that blend and infuse the best of country and rock, as well as, Derrick’s vocals can be heard completing the three part harmonies that the group is known for doing so well. With his tone and musicianship, Derrick is a valuable piece of the group’s sound.
Rex Hayes is the bass player and represents one side of the rock-solid rhythm section for Diamond Hitch. A natural musician and showman from Sebeka, MN, you can find Rex holding down the rhythm and entertaining the crowd at every show. With his great bass lines and engaging stage presence, Rex is a valuable member of the group.
Travis Kuppens holds down the other half of Diamond Hitch’s rhythm section behind the drums. A very skilled and talented percussionist from Mammoth Lakes, CA, he has honed his craft playing in bands and churches for years, developing a unique style that is perfect for the Diamond Hitch country rock sound. His solid tempos, melodic drum fills, and incredible drum solos are a hit with the crowds and a perfect fit for the band.