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18 October, 2021Print

Josh Abbott Band’s JAB FEST Celebrates 10th Anniversary

JAB Cares Raises Over $10,000 for One Voice Home


(Lubbock, TX) -  This past weekend country favorites Josh Abbott Band headlined their 10th annual JAB Fest at the Lonestar Amphitheatre in Lubbock, TX with over 10,000 fans in attendance.   The fest featured performances from Josh Abbott Band, Riley Green, Flatland Cavalry, Kolby Cooper and Randall King.  At the Fest, Josh Abbott Band was presented with RIAA Certified Gold Singles for "Oh, Tonight" and "She's Like Texas" signifying 500,000 sales equivalent for the singles in the US. These are the first gold singles for the band. JAB Fest Photos HERE.

The band’s organization, JAB Cares, also raised over $100,000 for One Voice Home with their annual JAB Cares Gala.  One Voice Home is an organization that provides a safe home for restoration and new beginnings for sexually exploited girls.  JAB Cares is run by Josh and Taylor Abbott. 

Josh Abbott Band will be announcing new music soon as a follow up to their acclaimed 2020 album release, The Highway Kind. 

A staple in the Texas music scene since forming in 2006 at Lubbock’s Texas Tech University, country fans have been singing JAB songs for more than a decade already. The seven-piece group’s relentless on-stage attitude quickly made it a successful touring act, building out from a Texas band to a regional act to a national crew with a devoted following from coast to coast. Concurrently, JAB developed its own label, Pretty Damn Tough Records, before that was an accepted practice in country circles. Two of their projects, Small Town Family Dream and Front Row Seat, scored top 10 debuts on the Billboard country albums chart, while five titles cracked the Billboard country singles lists, including a pair – “Oh, Tonight” with Kacey Musgraves; and “Wasn’t That Drunk,” with Carly Pearce – that represented their first chart appearances.  Led by the true-to-life cycles in Abbott’s life, Abbott ambitiously documented the dissolution of  first marriage in Front Row Seat. And the expansive Until My Voice Goes Out, recorded as Abbott tended to an ailing father, mixed elegant strings and a Memphis-tipped horn sound.  In 2019 JAB released a four track EP, Catching Fire and in 2020 the band released the album The Highway KInd. Josh Abbott Band is Josh Abbott (vocals, guitar), Edward Villanueva (drums),  Jimmy Hartman (bass), Caleb Keeter (electric guitar), Austin Davis (banjo), David Fralin (Keyboard).

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Josh Abbott Band Tour Dates  

Oct 22         Arlington, TX        Texas Live!

Oct 29         Inman, KS        363 Sports Complex

Oct 30         Tulsa, OK        Cain’s Ballroom

Nov 5         Fayetteville, AR    JJ’s Live

Nov 6         Celina, TX        Troubadour Festival 2021 

Nov 20        Houston, TX        White Oak Music Hall 

Nov 26     Corpus Christi, TX    Brewster Street Ice House 

Nov 27     San Antonio, TX    Cowboys Dancehall

Jan 28     Chicago, IL        Joe's on Weed Street

Feb 4         Denver, CO        Grizzly Rose