ANNOUNCEMENT - We are extremely excited to announce our new partnership with Baumann Brothers and their men grooming products; Lombard.
Their story starts back in 2010 when Alan Baumann was graduating SOI (School of Infantry) at Camp Pendleton. The weekend before graduation he was given 48hr of libo.
Of course after living out of a wall locker for so long he had no products to spruce up and look sharp with for his time off. That’s when his buddy, Sanchez, says, “use this” and throws a bottle of lotion at Alan. “It holds, adds volume, and smells great!” “No way,” he thought. It will probably fall apart in an hour; but no, when it dries it holds.
Alan told his brother (Mike) about it and he gave me the same puzzled look. “Just try it,” he told him, he did and they both have been using lotion in their hair ever since.
Testing different products, figuring out what works best, and telling everyone who asks about what they use. They all give them the same puzzled look. After explaining it to them they usually agree, “Yea, makes sense”.
Now, the Baumann Brothers have designed their own hair lotion formulated for health, hold, and style. It’s no longer just a lotion. The Brothers have created Hair Lotion for Men!+
The Brothers, themselves are passionate, sophisticated, and fun-loving people who, rather than waiting for someone else to come up with a satisfying product, stepped up and kicked off more than just a company that sells products.
The Baumann Brothers are here to create a landmark in the men’s grooming industry with their world-class services; the Brothers are on a mission to guide men to be the individual they want to be. They are dedicated to the company they’ve built, the customers they are serving, and the community they are uniting.
With their solid line of products and services, Baumann Brothers are on the journey to be the leading men’s salon brand whom you can trust. On whom every man can count on for the latest and best in hair, shave, and styling.
The Bauman Brother’s Company is and always will be serving in the best interests of men’s care and grooming to enhance their style, fashion and most importantly, their confidence!The family comes from a restaurant background. Jeremy would explain that his mom worked in the food industry most of her life. On the weekends, dad and brothers would cook BBQ at her restaurant, until the family got tired of working for others.
“I was living in Stephenville and had just quit my job and was looking for my next venture when mom called and asked if I wanted to move back home and start a restaurant with them. I guess the rest is kind of history,” Jeremy laughed.
The Young family is close. However, like all families nothing comes easy, mostly when working together. “Working with family is definitely a challenge, especially in the BBQ business because of the long hours. Some days are better than others, but I always say that it's better than working for someone else.”
One word to describe the Young family, resilient. “My tips for small business owners would be to never give up no matter how hard it seems or how bleak the outlook is, there will always be better days. Also, never be afraid to fail. It's never a failure if you come out of it having learned something.” Jeremy stays positive and humble as his outlook for the rest of the year is pretty simple. “Our plans are to keep serving the same quality BBQ and giving the best customer service that we can.”
Central Texas has been their backbone and their style of BBQ, so why mess with a good thing.
If you’re looking for good hometown BBQ, make sure to stop in and say hi. Their new address is 504 N Key Ave, Lampasas, TX. CLICK ON Image for LINK to Young's BBQ & More Facebook page.
Hop in the 'White Lightning' as we embark for another incredible journey to showcase independent musicians from all over the world.
We are extremely happy to post about one of Bandwagon's past guest winning the 42nd Toyota Star Maker contest in Australia. Max Jackson from Carrington NSW has become the 42nd Toyota Star Maker winner after her impressive performance of two original songs, Runnin' written by Max Jackson & Rod Mc Cormack and Life of the Party written by Max Jackson & Jay Knowles in the Grand Final, held at the Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth.
Thousands of country music fans packed Toyota Park for the Grand Final, hosted by Ray McCoy, 88.9FM Tamworth, which saw 10 grand finalists perform two songs each, backed by an a-grade band that featured Rod Motbey, Ian Lees, Glenn Wilson, Gary Day and musical director Sam Hawksley.
Each year the Toyota Star Maker competition helps unearth amazing new artists, with Max Jackson joining 2020 winner Sammy White and an array of country music stars that made it big after winning the Toyota Star Maker competition, including Keith Urban, Gina Jeffreys, Sam McClymont, James Blundell and Lee Kernaghan. After taking out the 2019 Star Maker title, Blake O'Connor went on to win 'New Talent of the Year' at the prestigious Golden Guitar awards.
By taking home the Toyota Star Maker prize, Max took home a prize package worth more than $100,000 including the use of a Toyota vehicle for a year, recording of a four-track EP and a trip to Nashville in the US to attend the CMA (Country Music Association) Fest.
The Toyota Star Maker is designed to give talented musicians a significant boost in their careers with the prize also including performances at other music festivals and events throughout the year, production of two music videos and a recording session with some of Australia's best musicians and a producer.
Toyota Australia Senior Manager of Marketing Integration, Tim Stuckey, presented the award and said that the performances we saw tonight were a testament to the extraordinary up and coming talent we have here in Australian country music.
"On behalf of Toyota Australia, I would like to congratulate Max Jackson on taking out the 2022 Toyota Star Maker title."
"For more than two decades, Toyota Australia has proudly helped rising country music stars achieve their dreams and Max was truly a deserving winner of the 42nd Star Maker competition.
"We hope the prizes Max takes home will help enhance what is set to be an incredible career in music, and we wish her all the best for her career" Mr Stuckey said.
"Toyota Star Maker has been a launch pad for some of Australia's biggest country stars including Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, Travis Collins, Sam McClymont, Lyn Bowtell, Kirsty Lee Akers, Blake O'Connor and Brad Cox and I have no doubt this is just the beginning for Max," he said.
An impressive panel of judges chose Max Jackson as the 2022 Star Maker winner at Toyota Park including Special Projects Manager Chugg Music, Dan Biddle, KIX Country Program Director, Justin Thomson, Troy Cassar-Daley's manager, Roxanne Brown, Major Events Gold Coast Director, Mark Duckworth and the Pub Group's Craig Power.
(Article taking from Toyota.com.au) Click picture for link and full article.
Congratulations to Toria Richings for winning this year's theme song challenge. We are excited to announce that Toria's song "Truck Stops" will be our season 5 theme song. We want to thank all 12 musicians who participated and submitted their great music. Please go to our social media and listen to ALL 12 songs.
We want to thank Chuck Wimer, Zack Mannino, and Shannon Book for being part of our special episodes this weekend - Wishing everyone a blessed and safe Memorial Day
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During Quarantine we had a the opportunity to interview Coffey Anderson. He shares with us how he started to “saaang” country mixed with a touch of R&B and gospel. Not only was he writing and singing during quarantine he was helping to get PPE supplies to those hard to reach places.