Landing in Nashville in 2015, he quickly gained attention from AJ's Good Time Bar - the Lower Broadway honky tonk owned by country legend Alan Jackson. Soon, Bragg moved up the ranks to become the house band at AJ’s - performing all weekend long. In addition, Jay and his band were hired on as the Friday night headliner at the famed Nashville Palace - where another legend, Randy Travis, got his start.
Bragg’s debut album Honky Tonk Dream was released on June 22nd, 2018 and is already receiving critical acclaim. Saving Country Music writes “Add Jay Bragg and his new album Honky Tonk Dream to the list of names and projects you need to check out, and don’t feel bashful shoving it to the very top of the heap.”
Honky Tonk Dream was produced by Nick Worley (son of famed producer Paul Worley), recorded in Nashville in January of this year and features some of Music City’s finest session players including Biff Watson, Tammy Rogers, JT Coreflos and Brett Resnick. Showcasing eight songs, seven written or co-written by Jay Bragg, it features a cover of Alan Jackson’s Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow, which is the song where Bragg’s debut gets it’s namesake.