Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Red Stone Revival is a modern day take on vintage sounds that transport listeners back to simpler musical times when lyrics and story-telling were at the forefront of the musical experience. In 2015, frontman Justin Wyatt co-wrote three top-5 and two top-10 songs on the Iceman's Independent Country Music Charts. The song “Whiskey Excuse” remained in the top 5 for 13 consecutive weeks. The album and subsequent live performances also projected Wyatt’s former band to two consecutive Queen City Country Band of the Year awards (2015 and 2016).
Towards the end of 2015, Wyatt began to sow the seeds of what is the present day Red Stone Revival. After spending over two years writing and recording in his home studio, Wyatt began building the live band that would later become RSR. With the addition of Robert Hildreth on drums and Ryan Chapman on bass, the final sound of RSR started to take shape. RSR released their first EP in October of 2019 and is hitting the road in support of this and the soon to be released follow up EP due in 2022.
Red Stone Revival's influences range from Waylon Jennings and Lynyrd Skynyrd to modern day acts such as Blackberry Smoke, Chris Stapleton, Tyler Childers and Jason Isbell. The songs are focused on everyday life: the wins, the losses, and all emotions in between. RSR songs are crafted to be relatable with backdrops of real world situations and characters. “We always strive to write songs for the folks who come home with dirt under their nails or a head heavy with stress” says the band. Red Stone Revival songs are stories and situations that modern radio has drifted away from in recent years. Instead, they are real-life.