Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys
The band is led by apple farmer Gunnar Nyblad, who went to the Michigan State University Agricultural School, and met band mates Shane Grehan, Chris Newberg and Joe Connolly. Then he introduced them to his childhood friend Rob Mason, who has been in bands with Gunnar since they were 12 years old. Their first show was opening for Justin Moore at Grand Rapid’s The Intersection in 2009. During the last two years, GGB has opened shows for home state favorite Kid Rock, Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Dustin Lynch, Tyler Farr and Colt Ford. GGB entered the Rukkus Room recording studio in January to record songs written by Nyblad, who also has two co-writes each with Keesy Timmer and Big Kenny of Big & Rich on the album. Good Rhythm is produced by Jamie Tate, who has recorded and mixed a who’s who of country artists from Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and George Jones, to Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett and FGL, winning a Grammy in 1998 for his work on Tribute To Tradition. The band has released 4 videos for Standard American, Could Be Me, Pedal To The Floor and Country Boy Tan Lines. Could Be Me video, released as an April Fools prank where it looked as if they performed the song in truck beds while being filmed by the Google Street Car, generated over 500,000 views in one weekend. Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys are booked by Buddy Lee Attractions VP Dave Kiswiney and managed by Joe Schuld of Anchor Management.