The 2014 Scioto County Fair will be held August 4th - 9th.
The Lost Trailers' Stokes Nielson (singer-songwriter and guitarist) and Ryder Lee (lead singer and keyboardist) began making music together in high school, writing and recording demos on a short trip to Nashville in the late '90s. They also roomed together at Vanderbilt University and collaborated on a musical interpretation of a series of short stories.
Bassist Andrew Nielson (Stokes' younger brother) and drummer Jeff Potter attended the same high school and were the first recruits once Stokes and Lee began performing the songs they'd recorded. Guitarist Manny Medina joined shortly thereafter.
Then working as a Nashville DJ, Stokes Nielson gave Willie Nelson a demo during an interview in 2000, which prompted Nelson to invite the band to play his annual Fourth of July picnic.
The Georgia band's name came after a trailer full of instruments and equipment was stolen in their first year together. The name was meant to be an inside joke, but it started to seem prophetic by the time their third instrument trailer disappeared in 2004.
Nashville producer Blake Chancey, whose credits include projects with the Dixie Chicks, Waylon Jennings and Charlie Robison, saw the Lost Trailers at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas, and offered to work with the band. The Lost Trailers then teamed with BNA Records which will release their major label debut in 2006, followed by the top 10 hit Holler Back in 2008. The Lost Trailers were recognized by Mediabase as the most played new country band of 2008. Nielson's songwriting, which was also being noticed by other artists, has helped propel the band upward as well. Neilson was one of the few outside songwriters on Grammy Award recipient Zac Brown Band's Double Platinum Album "The Foundation".The Lost Trailers accolades include snagging 3 ACM Nominations and several Top 20 hits on country radio while opening for Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson and many others. The Lost Trailers continued touring through 2010, first as opener for Tim McGraw's attendance shattering tour with Lady Antebellum, then as a part of the Inaugural Country Throwdown Tour with Montgomery Gentry and Jamey Johnson.
In the summer of 2011, singer/songwriter Jason Wyatt joined Nielson, launching the next chapter of The Lost Trailers. Wyatt spent years honing his live performance chops and songwriting skills in venues around West Texas, where he developed a reputation as a vocal gunslinger. Together they share the same vision, passion and excitement for making great music, and have found a unique similarity in their desire to write music that speaks to the heart of the everyday person – real music that their fans can relate to.The Lost Trailers are currently preparing a new release for radio and reatil, which was partly recorded in Abbey Road with legendary producer Eddie Kramer.
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