Lucas Maddy and The Kansas Cartel – an original, hard-rocking country band based in Kansas whose music can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and nearly a dozen radio stations in Kansas. Albums include “Reckless Disregard for Self-Preservation” “Believe” and the Summer 2015 EP “Oronoque” featuring “Bro Country” and “4440” currently playing on Midwestern stations.
Lucas began as a poet on a tractor, working the fields of Maddy Farms in northwest Kansas. His first efforts were written in marker on the inside of tractor windows as he spent hour after hour making dust in God’s country. A self-taught musician, Lucas picked up his first guitar at age 21 and turned a late start into a multi-state favorite. His first full band show was with legendary Oklahoma songwriter Mike McClure. Lucas soon became part of the new red-dirt revival in Manhattan’s Aggieville, where many artists cut their teeth, helping to kick-start the movement at Longhorn’s Saloon, a venue that would eventually spawn great Kansas bands Reckless Rebellion, Jared Daniels Band and Aaron Traffas Band, as well as his own.
Lucas has shared the stage with many major acts, including: Logan Mize, Cody Canada and The Departed, Randy Rogers, Stoney LaRue, Casey Donahew Band, Granger Smith, Aaron Watson, Rich O’Toole, J.B. and the Moonshine Band, Mike McClure, Jackson Taylor and Brandon Jenkins. This priceless experience has been invaluable in developing Lucas’ stage show, as “We bring a little of each artist to the stage with us”. He has sung the national anthem at the Wichita River Festival and Kansas State University Rodeo. Lucas and the KS Cartel will be rocking sound waves of radio all over the region and Venues in the Midwest with this Kansas rendition of County Rock
The Silver Bullet Band – Get in your car, turn on the radio, and start flipping the dial. No matter where you are, it won’t be long until you run across a song by Bob Seger. From classic rock to adult contemporary and even reaching into country formats, Seger’s unmistakable voice has established itself a true American classic and a constant presence on the airwaves. As a songwriter, his compositions have been covered by artists from Metallica to Garth Brooks to Tina Turner. Meanwhile, Chevrolet’s use of the Detroit native’s song “Like a Rock” to promote their trucks is now one of the longest-running advertising campaigns in history. With a career spanning almost 40 years and nearing 50 million albums sold, Bob Seger is one of rock & roll’s most enduring icons.
Fittingly for an artist whose best-known song, “Night Moves,” was inspired by a viewing of George Lucas’s film American Graffiti, and whose “Old Time Rock & Roll” created an unforgettable air-guitar moment for Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Seger’s timeless catalog continues to sell week in and week out, a tribute to the universal emotions and clear-eyed observations captured in his best work. With hit records now spanning five decades, Bob Seger is a genuine voice of our rock & roll heartland
Kaleb McIntire is from the piney woods of Joplin, MO, in a small town called Diamond Missouri, where he called The Ozark Mountains & Branson, Missouri his Home. McIntire grew up playing gospel music on the road. At age 6, McIntire began playing the piano, then moved onto playing the drums, and then eventually moved on to playing the guitar. His pops, Kent, is McIntire’s very 1st musical influence as his dad played (& still plays) the saxophone. McIntire’s dad, Kent, played the piano “keys” on McIntire’s 1st album, “Scars”, in 2011-2012! After high school, McIntire worked on a drill rig for a couple of years before becoming a security expert for Ted Nugent.
McIntire 1st performed in front of people doing impersonations of one of his musical influences, Elvis Pressley, in Branson, MO. While growing up in The McIntire’s household, Elvis was King & if you said otherwise, you were in trouble!
2012 was a banner year for McIntire! He released his 1st Album “Scars” & his 1st Single “Redneck in All of Us” soured the country music charts reaching #33 in the Country Breakout Charts by Music Row!
McIntire & his band toured parts of Europe orchestrated by his bass player Bryant Hunter & acquired a multi-million-$
deal with a major Nashville recording label in Tennessee!
His dreams were finally becoming a reality!
Later in July 2012, that dream quickly turned into a tragedy as McIntire was involved in a life- threatening car crash on his way to Nashville TN from Dallas Texas just outside of Oklahoma City on I40. The truck in front of him didn’t have any working break lights & McIntire had a knee- jerk reaction to try to avoid the truck & swerved, hitting the meridian, & hit
several semi-truck trailers.
Lucky to be alive, McIntire underwent 5 surgeries to help repair some of his injuries -broken back, cracked ribs, & almost a severed arm. He now has a titanium rod – 1st of its kind – to help hold his arm together.
Trying to decide his next move & trying to realign his new vision for himself, McIntire moved to Texas where his band was currently located. There, McIntire released his sophomore album, “In These Shadows” in 2015.
In McIntire-fashion, 2 of the tracks made it to the top of the charts! “Uh-Huh” – #54 spot on the Texas Regional Radio Report & “Ozark Mountain Stomp” achieved Top 20 Hit!
In 2019, McIntire released his next album (LP), “Still Some Kinda Crazy.”
2019 Male Artist of the Year Nominee – Texas Country Music Awards
2019 Country Album of the Year – “Still Kinda Crazy” (2019) – Texas Country Music Awards
In 2019/2020 McIntire re-released “Plain O’/Plano Texas” where it is McIntire’s first #1 single on Texas Internet Radio Chart.
2020 Emerging Band of the Year – Texas Internet Radio Awards – San Antonio, Texas
2020 New Male Vocalist of the Year Finalist – Texas Regional Radio Music Awards (T3R)
2021, things today have semi-mellowed out as McIntire and his wife, Katie, welcomed their first baby boy, Kash McIntire, in June 2021! McIntire simultaneously released his current single “Jesse James” during Kash’s birth! So, in a way McIntire had two new babies!
March 29, 2021 – Billboard – Country Airplay – “Plain O’ Texas” was listed #19 on The Texas Regional Radio Report!
Today, Kaleb, Katie, & Kash currently live in Aubrey, Texas (north of Dallas, Texas area) along with their two dogs, Big Bad John & Duke & 1 cat, Tiger! It’s a full house with lots of love, music, laughter, & a lot of shenanigans!