Central California hell-raisers, the Moonshine Bandits, are making noise with their new album “Baptized in Bourbon”,Â as the album debuted at #1 onÂ Billboardâ€™sÂ Heatseekers Albums chart. Fans and critics are loving the groupâ€™s hell-raising sound with sales on the group’s fifth studio album, up nearly 40% over the Moonshine Bandits previous release. In addition to hittingÂ BillboardÂ Top 200, “Baptized in Bourbon” hit theÂ Rap chart at #5, Top Current Country Albums chart at #9,Â Independent albums chart at #9, Top Country Albums chart at #19, and #24 on Digital Albums sales chart for all genres.
“We’re proud that some small town boys from the Valley been able to crack the Top 100 sales in the entire country with zero radio or video spins from the mainstream world,” says Tex from Moonshine Bandits. â€œOur fan base, The Shiner Nation, is a force to be reckoned with and should stand proud because we couldn’t have done this without them.”
The Moonshine Bandits new album, “Baptized In Bourbonâ€ features the group collaborating with heavyweights Uncle Kracker, country star Colt Ford, Bubba Sparxxx, Demun Jones, Jelly Roll, Youtube Sensation Jared ‘Outlaw Dipper’, The Lacs, Matt Borden, plus an electric cameo from legendary guitarist Kenny Olson.
Â The Moonshine Bandits recently released their new video “Take This Job” featuring country music legend David Allan Coe online atÂ https://youtu.be/O2XD-qoTgaA.Â The video was filmed at the Ohio State Reformatory (a.k.a Shawshank Prison), which is the same prison where David Allan Coe once incarcerated. Coe recorded portions of the video inside the same cell where he once resided inside Shawshank prison.
Long before people figured out country and rap had a lot in common, the Moonshine Bandits released their genre-blending album, â€œWhiskey & Women,â€ and took the world of outlaw music by storm. The groupâ€™s blue-collar work ethic and unwavering persistence has led to over 30 million views on the ShinerTV YouTube channel â€“ collectively over 40 million views on YouTube – while their video for â€œMy Kind of Countryâ€ peaked at #1 on CMT Pure. The Moonshine Bandits also charted Billboard simultaneously with a top 10 in Rap and a Top 20 in Country Music. Connecting with fans on all levels, Moonshine Bandits have built a solid â€œShiner Nationâ€ of loyal fans, started their own 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization known as Operation Packing Company, Inc. that specializes in sending supplies to our Troops Overseas, their own Shinerfest Music Festival in Humboldt, CA August 2017, Beef Jerky and legal Moonshine.