What sets Bragg apart from country “purists” is his natural ability to take the traditional country framework and inject with an intoxicating dose of rock ’n’ roll energy and swagger while always remaining anchored by the roots of the genre. The songs are pure country but the delivery sets convention ablaze in a euphoric bonfire of fiddle, guitar and honest-to-God twang.
Upon moving to Nashville, Jay 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 to AJ’s, Bragg and his band were hired on as the Friday night band at the legendary Nashville Palace - where another one of his heroes, Randy Travis, got his start.
The live schedule and the consistent 4 hour shows created an opportunity for Jay to assemble one of the tightest and most entertaining pure country bands in Nashville. And as the audiences continued to grow, Jay continued to squirrel away the tip money he earned on stage to finance a record of songs he had been writing - inspired by the honky tonk life he lives.
Look for a steady stream of that new music throughout 2018.