Honky Tonkin’: Matt Dylan and Outlaws to perform free concert in Bermuda Run

Published 12:04 pm Friday, August 13, 2021

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Bermuda Run and the Davie County Arts Council invite folks to come to their free outdoor summer concert starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug, 21.

Matt Dylan and The Honkey Tonk Outlaws will perform.

Dylan’s humble beginnings started on a 60-acre farm in Walnut Cove. He has carved his own road. Whether it be writing songs to loading equipment and everything in between, he walks the walk.  Dylan isn’t one to shy away from hard work.

His “never say die” attitude resulted in his first single (2009) “Carolina Moonshine” being featured in a movie, on the Travel Channel, along with a cameo appearance by NASCAR Hall of Fame driver, Junior Johnson in the music video.

An accomplished songwriter, one of Dylan’s recent songs “I’ve Been Redeemed” was cut by the Grammy nominated group The Grascals. The song went on to No. 1 twice on the bluegrass/gospel charts.

Dylan has opened for Rascal Flatts, Luke Combs, Montgomery Gentry, Aaron Tippen, Confederate Railroad, The Moonshine Bandits, Shooter Jennings, Pat Green, Sister Hazel and several others but, Dylan isn’t one to rest on past accomplishments.

Playing hundreds of shows over the last few years he was hungry for more. Teaming with Producer Dan Frizsell of Legends Studio, he set out to record his third studio project.  The first single “Strong” shipped to radio May 7, 2019, the EP is available everywhere you stream or purchase music.

He will tell you he’s a husband and father first, he will also tell you he is blessed with a tremendous amount of support from his family and friends. When not on the road, Dylan hosts a local radio show and stays busy writing new music.  His drive and passion are evident in his high energy shows and in the stories he tells.

From the farm to the stage he has one gear – overdrive.

The members of Honkey Tonk Band are not afraid to acknowledge their roots, but embraces them, playing blue collar American music with a emphasis on honky tonk and outlaw country.  They have recorded two singles,  “Life Ain’t Fair” and “Drink Or Hide.”

Many in the band have a rich history in the music industry. Dylan is not the only vocal talent in the band as those who attend this freeconcert will hear.

Bring your lawn chair and a picnic/cooler if you wish. The performance is held at Town of Bermuda Run’s Town Center at Kinderton Boulevard off US 158.