Bettin' On The Mule
SHANNON "BEEF" WILSON
‘Hometown Rock’ pioneers from Rockmart, Georgia, Bettin' On The Mule represent a musical fusion that resonates with the soul of the South. Crafting music that goes beyond a genre, the artists embody a distinctive way of life, embracing musical diversity and celebrating the spirit of authenticity.
Depicting a signature style which seamlessly blends Southern Rock, Classic Rock, and Country, Bettin' on the Mule present a fascinating and soulful new genre - "Hometown Rock."
With their unique sound, the artists capture the essence of their origins and bring a distinctive flavor to their performances. Led by the talented Jacob Wilson on lead vocals, bass, and rhythm guitar, who also serves as the band's lead songwriter, Bettin' On The Mule is a musical powerhouse. The lineup further comprises Brandon Wilson on lead guitar and backing vocals, Rick Norris on drums and backing vocals, and Shannon "Beef" Wilson on bass and backing vocals.
Bettin' On The Mule's journey has been marked by a series of notable achievements. In 2022, the band clinched victory in the Smiley's Unique Entertainment Georgia Music Showcase. Their talent and dedication have garnered them features in prestigious publications such as the Marietta Daily Journal, NorthWest Georgia News, Shoutout Atlanta Magazine and more. In December 2023 the band's new single "Long Live Country Boy" was featured on iHeartRadio and stations 94.9 Atlanta, GA, 105.7 Augusta, GA and 96.5 Macon The Bull's Backyard Country. The show also named BOTM the "Artist of the Week".
The artists’ excellence earned them recognition from the International Singer Songwriter Association (ISSA), where they were nominated for Band of the Year, Album of the Year ("Tag Applied For"), and Single of the Year ("I Think of You") and Entertainer of the Year. Their debut single from the "Tag Applied For" album, "Every Day and Every Night," made a grand entrance, debuting at #2 on the Georgia Songbirds top ten countdown, broadcast on indie radio stations worldwide. The band was also nominated for Band of the Year by Georgia-Country.
Bettin' On The Mule's musical journey has been punctuated by their discography. Their debut album, "All In," released in 2019, laid the foundation for their sound. Following this, their EP "Tag Applied For," released in 2021, showcased the artist’s evolving artistry and band ethos.
The eclectic band continues to make waves with their latest single, "Long Live Country Boy" being played on iHeart Radio stations 94.9 and 105.7 The Bull's Backyard Country. The band was also spotlighted as the Backyard Country Artist of the Week. BOTM has released their newest EP "Redneck Rocker," and the title track was featured on The Georgia Songbirds Radio for New Music Monday. The artist's two most recent EP releases were recorded at the studio of Jackyl lead singer Jessie James Dupree's Cock of the Walk Studio. As well as, produced and engineered by acclaimed engineer Jeff Tomei.
Sculpting their own melodic canvas, Bettin' On The Mule's music resonates with depth and meaning. Their track "I Think of You" delves into the intricate emotions of love, where a song becomes a gateway to treasured memories. "Every Day and Every Night" captures the spirit of enjoyment and relationships, traversing the journey of coming together and parting ways.
Members have been honored to have opened for National, Regional and Local acts such as The Lacs, The Georgia Thunderbolts, Jeff Rogers Band,
Kinchafoonee Cowboys, Quiet Riot, Drivin N Cryin, Michael Allman, Humble Pie and more.
The band has played many exciting venues all over the southeast including, The Cave Spring Motorcycle Rally and Musicfest, Sixes Tavern, Madlife Stage & Studios, Chattahoochee Mountain Fair, The Great Locomotive Chase Festival, The Cleburne County Fair (Alabama) and Kennesaw Pigs n Peaches BBQ Festival and Polk Country Fair just to name a few.
As their journey unfolds, Bettin' On The Mule remains dedicated to delivering electrifying live shows, gaining new fans and crafting exceptional music for the times to come. Bringing their "Hometown Rock" to the masses.