After landing on Nashville's Lower Broadway in the 90's, Chuck Mead co-founded famed Alternative Country quintet BR549. The band's seven albums, three GRAMMY nominations and CMA Award for Best Overseas Touring Act would build an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans worldwide.
With the band on hiatus, in 2006 Mead took on the role of Music Director for Million Dollar Quartet, a show which became a Broadway smash and has had extremely successful runs in Seattle, London, Chicago and an upcoming residency at Harrah’s in Las Vegas. By 2009, his work as a solo artist was at the forefront of his career and culminated with the release of critically acclaimed solo debut, Journeyman's Wager.
Back At The Quonset Hut was recorded at Nashville's legendary Quonset Hut Studio where Patsy Cline, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and others cut some of Country music's greatest timeless tracks. Released in 2012, the album of classic covers features surviving members of Music Row's original 'A Team' studio musicians as well as guest appearances by Old Crow Medicine Show, Elizabeth Cook, Jamie Johnson and Bobby Bare. The project has continued to garner critical acclaim from Country, Americana and Alt-Country media who regard his performance as a delightful homage to early Country music. A highly anticipated release for 2014, Free State Serenade is his debut for Plowboy Records and currently sitting at the top of the Americana Radio Chart at #5 for 4 consecutive weeks.
Touring with a live show that appeals to so many types of music fans, Chuck Mead has performed with his Grassy Knoll Boys across the nation and across the world. Recently sharing the stage with Old Crow Medicine Show, The Avett Brothers and the legendary Loretta Lynn, among others, he continues to be a favored performer among an eclectic variety of venue, festival and entertainment buyers. This is an upbeat set for anyone who loves that special blend of traditional Country, rhythmic Western Swing and high energy Rockabilly.