Neo-traditional honky tonker Chuck Mead has a new album, a Memphis-spiced hardcore country platter called Close to Home, out June 21st. The 11-track collection was recorded at the historic Sam Phillips Recording Studios in Memphis & was produced by Grammy-winning Memphis engineer and producer Matt Toss-Spang (John Prine, Jason Isbell, Margo Price). Mead has been upending expectations and walking the line between hardcore country music and raucous rock'n'roll for the better part of 25 years. As a member of the authentic country music quintet BR5-49 in the 1990s, Mead fused rock'n'roll excitement with the soul of the Music City's honky tonk heritage, sparking the rebirth of Nashville's Lower Broadway music scene. Over the course of the late 90's and the early 21st century, he recorded seven albums with BR5-49 and spread the gospel of neo-traditional country music around the world, garnering the band a CMA Award for Best International Touring Act and three Grammy nominations. He currently serves as the Musical Director/Supervisor/Producer of the hit Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, as well as the companion CMT dramatic series, Sun Records. We couldn't be more excited to welcome Chuck Mead to Grimey's for a free, all ages in-store performance as part of his Nashville honky tonk tour in celebration of his new album!