Bloomington-Normal may not be the first place you imagine when you think upbeat rockin country music. Think again! Brushville brings down the house with sold out shows all across the country. This four-piece is in your face while showcasing their passion and talent. CMT called Brushville “explosive.” They said when thinking of their music, “think matches and gasoline…”
Brushville includes bass guitarist Marc Broomby, drummer Darin Holthaus, lead guitarist/fiddle player Kirk Ellis, and rhythm guitarist/lead vocalist Dustin Reynolds. Their four-part harmony and tight musicianship add to the aesthetic of the heartfelt songs.
Even though they are known for their live performance, their first album in 2014 made waves in the industry. One week after release, self-titled album Brushville rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseeker chart and No. 22 on iTunes Top Country Albums chart. Vince Hoffard of the Southern called them, “one of the best new bands in the industry.” The album was produced by multiple Grammy® winning, platinum producer Kyle Lehning. Lehning is credited with producing for legendary Randy Travis and Dan Seals. “Baby’s Got Her Boots On,” the first single of the album was co-written by Tyler Farr. Nashville songwriting veterans Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip co-wrote the second single, “Dangerous.” They are known for songs by Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean.
In March 2018 “Girl in a Trucker Hat” single was released to excited crowds and national radio airplay. In the summer of 2018, Brushville released their second album, Taking You Higher to rave reviews from critics and audiences. Recorded at Eclipse Studio in Bloomington with Grammy-nominated producer Erik Nelson, Taking You Higher is a blend of modern country and good old fashioned rock n roll. The album keeps the upbeat rockin country sound that made the band electric from the beginning.