JOHNNY ORR Band’s Lyrical Elegance & Inspired Pickin’ Shine On “Down South”

johnny orr bandThe JOHNNY ORR Band’s lyrical elegance and inspired pickin’ shine on the group’s first Country radio single,“Down South.”   The track is available to programmers today via Play MPe and via CDX (Vol. 594).

Five o’clock it’s time to go, gotta hit the road,

And see my friends for the weekend,

Yeah I’m heading back home again

Gotta pick her up, in my ole truck, pack your bag and grab a spit cup,

For the road trip, get a little dip, and that cooler’s full of ice

 – Gonna put that pedal to the ground, and we’re headed down…

 South, where the music we crank it up

Country living yeah that’s wus sup

And there’s, turnip greens and mama’s baked beans

And we make a living by any means

I love, my girl riding next to me, on the front seat,

Of my ’64, makes me want her more

Yeah me and my baby just hangin’ out down South


For Johnny, the song was an easy one to write.  “I was remembering family reunions in the North Carolina country when I wrote this,” he recalls.  “It’s about all the things we do, like hanging out with friends down by the lake, drinking  beer and enjoying Mom’s home cooking.”

Comments 98.7 Kiss Country’s J. Brooks, “Johnny’s new single is a real life story that I can relate to even being from the North!!  It will be a song that you will want to crank up on your truck stereo and sing along to!”

“Down South” is the title track from the JOB’s current EP for John & John Entertainment.  The single follows the release of “We’ll Get By (The Autism Song),” a song that has generated a passionate discourse within – and beyond – the Autism community.  The “We’ll Get By” video has logged nearly 65,000 YouTube hits; a portion of the song’s proceeds benefit Blooming With Autism, an organization founded in 2011.

Steady club bookings and large venue gigs opening for acts like Kenny Chesney, the Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Gretchen Wilson, Parmalee and Cole Swindell have given the JOB a polished ease not often found in most “up-and-coming” artists.  Singer/songwriter Orr formed the band in 2007, and he’s given rock-solid support by longtime cohorts Gino Latarulo on guitars and vocals, Jack Getz on bass and vocals and Bill Eagen on drums.


Upcoming shows include:

Apr 25    Garner, NC  – Moonrunner’s

Apr 26    Raleigh, NC – DeMarco’s Restaurant- Bedford Community

May 1     Raleigh, NC – The Clubhouse

May 3     Garner, NC – Moonrunner’s

May 8     Clayton, NC – The Flipside

May 9     Raleigh, NC – Britino’s Sports Bar

May 11   Garner, NC – Cleveland Draft House

May 21   Raleigh, NC – Hot Tin Roof

May 22   Raleigh, NC – Piper’s Tavern

May 24   Raleigh, NC – Ray Price Harley

May 24   Garner, NC – Cleveland Draft House

June 7     Raleigh, NC – Benefit for Special Ops Warrior Foundation

/Operation Coming Home

June 7     Clayton, NC – Millstock Art & Music Festival


Fans can hear the new single, see the “We’ll Get By” video and learn more

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