Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Corndaddy is a band whose style is rooted in Americana/alt-country sound, though there are also strong accents of power pop and straight-up rock & roll in their music.
Lead guitarist Kevin Brown played in a number of Michigan country-rock bands in the 1970s and '80s and for a while relocated to Nashville, where he formed a group with songwriters Mark True and Ted Lindsay. Eventually, Brown returned to Michigan and in 1998, he met up with guitarist and singer Jud Branam; together, they formed Corndaddy with drummer Will Stewart and bassist Jerry Hancock. The group released a self-titled debut album in 2000, with a follow-up, Better Days, hitting the racks in 2002. While Corndaddy continued to perform live, it wasn't until 2013 that the group released a new album, Heart of the Matter, which featured new drummer Hugh Huntley. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi