There seems to be a direct correlation between the length of Andy Buckner’s hair and the trajectory of his solo career. Before finishing high school (short hair), the Madison County native had already tasted success when the band Cumberland River, of which he was a member, placed songs on the FX show “Justified.” In college, “he became the first freshman since Kenny Chesney to earn a spot in the prestigious ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band,” says a press release. Buckner went on to share stages with the likes of Dierks Bentley, the Zac Brown Band and Blackberry Smoke and win the 2014 Asheville Talent Search and front his own group, Southern Soul Campaign (beard and flowing locks). A country boy at heart (no mystery there — Buckner’s sound is informed by the mountains, outlaw country and Southern rock), he’ll launch his new self-titled album at the Madison County Arts Council on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. $10. madisoncountyarts.com. Photo courtesy of the musician
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