A SOUND BIG AS TEXAS...
LOVE, MUSIC AND CHAINSAWS
In this crazy world where nothing makes sense, something very right actually happened… the unlikely union of Barnyard Stompers. Two complete opposites--Megan had a positive outlook on life; Casey hated the world; she was organized; he was a mess; she didn't like to rock the boat; he tipped the boat over and they proved to be perfect for each other. Many bet against the dubious twosome with every mountain set in front of them but the Stompers never climbed even one; instead, they obliterated them all!
A Love Story
The first time the Stompers shared a stage, they were both performing in other bands and while they did introduce themselves with great mutual respect and admiration, the two would not cross paths again for three years but they never forgot each other and seized the opportunity to give it a go the next time they met. Unfortunately, he had obligations a thousand miles away but left her with his leather jacket and asked her not to forget him. She promised that she wouldn't.
He returned to her in the Summer of 2012. Within a month, they started rehearsing and formed the band, Barnyard Stompers. A month later, they were gigging and within two months, they produced their first record. On Easter Sunday of 2014 at Gilley's Rodeo Bar, the couple were wed.
What Doesn't Kill You
Almost Kills You
Labeling Barnyard Stompers as a "duo" would almost be insulting as Miller and Wise produce a sound bigger than life, pushing each other to overcome adversity.
The first time Megan was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma which eventually became Stage 4, the band had to slow down and focus on healing. They researched and tested conventional as well unorthodoxed methods of treatment, separating fact from fiction, publishing their findings to thousands while counseling others facing their own demons. Being an absolute warrior, Megan beat cancer twice and has been cancer-free since March of 2022.
Casey reckoned with his own health ailments and took control, naturally dropping 100 pounds and won his fight while starting a support group in 2019 to help others with similar issues. Before long, group members were throwing away their inhalers as well as insulin and heart medications, no longer showing signs of ailments.
Barnyard Stompers currently help cancer fighters through merchandise sales. Miller and Wise have pledged to help others battling cancer for as long as it takes, grateful to do so and only wish they could do more.
The Stompers have had to be innovative in an ever-changing industry, always learning and encouraging others to do the same.
DEVIL'S COUNTRY GOD'S ROCK 'N' ROLL
Ever wonder what it might sound like if Waylon Jennings co-wrote with Black Sabbath? If you are familiar with this husband and wife team, then you already have an idea of what this could have sounded like as their original style and untamed sound has no boundaries.
Life itself was already an oddity--crazy and wild, success has been a challenge but they never took the easy road as they believe that "true success never lies in shortcuts."
Loved and respected by fans and fellow musicians alike, this band was born with the idea of being unique which has been a dirty word in the music industry for years but The Stompers are proud to have organically risen to a level of popularity that their music can now be heard on the radio, podcasts, streaming media, TouchTunes and AMI jukeboxes all over the world.
Touring around the country, booking, driving, advertising, writing, designing and stocking the largest merch stand of any band short of KISS, performing, loading, setting up, breaking down, and unloading enough equipment for a five-piece outfit while maintaining and repairing everything in-house, keeping a truck and trailer on the road with no one but their faithful hound, Bonita, to help (and to be honest, she's not as good a helper as she'd like to be) has proven to be quite a challenge and a true test of patience and will, as well as a testament to their integrity and their love for each other as the Stompers continue to prevail.
They Found Common Ground
With A Sound So Loud!
For over a decade, Barnyard Stompers have been walking a tightrope, leaning toward Classic Outlaw Country with Metal and Punk undertones but their latest release, Hellraisin' Redneck Metalheads, is not so subtle. Their brand of Country is reminiscent of the days of Cash, Waylon and Hank and the Metal is in your face.
Barnyard Stompers have been on the cutting edge of Outlaw Country since day one, each record topping the previous but their upcoming release, which many are already calling their breakthrough record, bridges the gap between traditional Outlaw Country and true Metal.
Casey and Megan have always had eclectic tastes in music and an affinity for different subcultures; they're a little weird but in a good way. While finding their sound, the Stompers have released seven songs on the subject of chainsaws over the past decade and while their latest might be void of such material, their video, Hellraisin' Redneck Metalheads, does feature Andrew Bryniarski AKA Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 and TCM: The Beginning) as well as Todd Evans of Mobile Deathcamp AKA Beefcake the Mighty of GWAR who also plays the face-melting guitar solo on the anthem and title track of the album.
Barnyard Stompers have also released the bloodiest Country music video of all time, Outlaws With Chainsaws, which, along with the above credentials, has helped spark the current surge in chainsaw culture and enthusiasts as they have introduced the world to a subgenre of both Metal and Country which some have appropriately called Heavy Western, Extreme Southern Rock and Trailer Thrash. Barnyard Stompers just call it Outlaw Music and it's a damn fine thing!
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