The framework for country group the Lost Trailers has been around ever since guitar player and songwriter Stokes Nielson and a high school friend of his from Atlanta, keyboardist/vocalist Ryder Lee, gave us the independent CD The Story of the New Age Cowboy. It worked out so well that Nielson took the music to the Nashville bar circuit, performing with Lee, a drummer, and a bassist as Stokes Nielson & the Lost Trailers, a name that was spawned from the fact that their tour trailer had been stolen twice (and once more when the Lost Trailers’ established group was playing together). In 2000, Nielson, who was also working as a DJ for a Nashville radio station, had the chance to interview Willie Nelson for his show, an opportunity he used to give a demo copy of their work to Nelson. The country material legend so much liked what he heard that he invited them to play at his annual Fourth of July picnic in Texas. Nielson and Lee accepted, bringing in brother Andrew Nielson on bass, Jeff Potter on drums, and Manny Medina on rhythm guitar to complete the quintet. Soon the ensemble was playing over 200 shows a year, and by 2004 they had issued their debut record, Welcome to the Woods. Producer Blake Chancey (Dixie Chicks, David Allan Coe) was in attendance at the Lost Trailers’ concert in Fort Worth, TX, and was so impressed by the ensemble that he offered to produce their next record. In the spring of 2005, the band met up with Chancey in Nashville and began recording material. By fall, the Lost Trailers were signed to BNA Records, which gave us their Chancey-produced self-titled album in 2006.
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Relatively newcomers on the Nashville mainstream, The Lost Trailers surprised fans with the announcement that they are calling it quits.
The Lost Trailers seem to be another Nashville comet, burning brightly with their hit single “Holler Back” before fading into the night. According to sources, the band will continue to play out all currently scheduled engagements [...]