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Award winning recording artists Straight Shooter is a 4 piece group from Oklahoma. Their music has been on the charts in over 30 countries including England, Australia, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Antarctica, The Netherlands, Sweden and Belgium.
Straight Shooter has been selected
“Band of the year” by the Oklahoma Country Music Association.
“Country Group of the year” by New Artist Radio
They were twice nominated for Indie Country Group of the Year.
“Online Country Band of the Year in the European Market”
Bud Kurtz has also been nominated twice for country vocalist of the year by New Artist Radio
They have been invited to tour Europe, Japan and Australia.
They have appeared on the Louisiana Hayride and in Nashville.
They recently opened concerts for Grammy award winning acts like;
T. Graham Brown,
Ernie Ashcroft of the Grand Old’ Opry,
Charlie Roberson “Red Dirt Legend”
They have been a headliner at Toby Keith’s, Jimmy Buffets Club and Oklahoma’s top Casinos. They were the house band at the legendary Cimarron Club in Oklahoma City for Seven Years. They have been invited to play at the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion three times in the past year.
CHARITY: They donate their free time to charity and recently played for
1. The Cavet Kids Foundation for terminally ill children.
2. Thunderbird Casio injured worker concert
3. The Cattle Barons Ball for cancer research
4. Oklahoma Deployment event for US Troops
Bud Kurtz sings lead and plays lead guitar. A prolific writer and recording artist Bud has shared the stage with members of the Blues Brothers, BB Kings Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top and countless well known Texas and Oklahoma musicians. He has a three octave range and sings songs most bands can’t. He is also a virtuoso guitar player and the bands guitar god. He has written three number one hits including the Beer Song. Bud has a Ph.D. in Sociology and is a published author, and research consultant. His academic work has been presented at international and national conferences. He has been interviewed over 200 times by television and press reporters seeking his opinions on social issues ,music and culture.
Mike Duggins plays acoustic guitar, keyboards and sings lead .He traces deep musical roots to his cousin the great music star, Conway Twitty. Mike has a smooth baritone voice that gives an authentic flavor to the country songs he sings and adds a bottom to the bands three part harmonies. He may know the words to every country song ever written.
Charlie “Hotrod” Hutson plays drums and percussion. Charlie has been a DJ for KEBC and has drummed for many top bands throughout the years. Charlie is the bands engine. Charlie started playing drums at age 14 and has played through high school, and 2 years in a military band.
Dave Tichenor has played behind many well-known artists and is a member of the Oklahoma Porsche Club. He probably drives too fast but his bass playing is right on time. Dave has a huge voice and sings rockers like they are meant to be sung.