Raised on a farm in Lexington, Oklahoma is where Brent Payne laid the foundation for who he is today. Riding horses, driving tractors, playing music and listening to Buck Owens and Don Rich is how this boy grew up. He is the real deal; a true country cowboy and southern gentleman.
Brent Payne and his band have played to sold out crowds at the original Crazy Horse, the Galaxy Theater and The Coach House. They have entertained at many big shows for the USO, VA Hospitals, POW's and military families. They have entertained thousands in Las Vegas for Nascar, The Pro Bull Riders, and The National Finals Rodeo, to name a few. They perform not only for the big stage events, but also entertain at private parties and corporate events, showcasing their diversity and ability to customize their performances to their audiences, whether large or intimate.
Don't let Brent's cowboy hat fool ya'. When he pulls out his signature Telecaster or Les Paul, he can tear up some classic rock, southern rock and good ol' rock`n`roll!
Brent is an award winning country music entertainer and recording artist. He currently has a library of seven albums that he has written, co-written and been an integral part of production. Most recently, Brent won Country Song of the Year at the 2012 Hollywood Music Awards for his new hit single, Now & Forever.
The band, listed below, consists of an award winning group of extremely talented musicians who have been playing with Brent for many years. Each of them is unique and brings a high level of professionalism, amazing skills and jaw-dropping talent to the stage. Some have played with such artists as Glenn Campbell, Alan Jackson and Walter Trout.
Brent Payne Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guiter, Mandolin, Fiddle
Allen Adams Percussion, Drums, Harmondy Vocals
Shirley Montana Bass Guitar
Scott "Jassman" Foster Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Harmony Vocals
John Higgins Piano, Electric Keys, Synthesizer, Hammond B-3
Matt Brislawn Fiddle, Viola, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmony Vocals
Brent's performances are electrifying, high-energy and always include crowd interaction. Brent is known for leaving the stage to serenade the ladies and meet and greet his fans. His charm, charisma and southern hospitality are evident in everything he does. He has a knack with children and invites them to join him on stage and participate in a song or two, which is always a crowd favorite. Brent's philosophy and goal is always to leave his audience with an experience and memories they won't soon forget. Based on many fan testimonials, he has been successful.
Below are a small sampling of the many testimonials Brent receives.
"We really enjoyed your show. Your songs have a large amount of energy and passion in them. You make the crowd feel very relaxed. That is a very warm and gifted trait. You seem to be more interested in the crowd than the stage. Very tasty and heartfelt. Great job!" MJ
"WOW!!!! I really enjoyed your show. You had everyone laughing in the crowd so hard when you told your horse story! Not only are you a great singer and performer, your comedy routine "if you will" is halarious ! You had me laughing, smiling, crying, thinking all in the same night. I am very impressed with your stage presence and how you focus on the audience! Thanks again for a fun filled night! Oh and by the way, the reason for the tears is because that new song you wrote, Now & Forever, is the most beautiful song I have ever heard!" Kimmberly Simpson"
After experiencing the performance of Brent Payne live in Big Bear City, the Vice President for the Old Miners Association shared with the Board and several community members that those who were unable to attend, missed the BEST entertainer this mountain has ever heard! Also Dyan Ander