Hoss Skelton is well on his way to becoming one of country music's hottest new superstars. Hoss is an incredible musician with a voice that is second to none. Even more impressive is his ability to captivate an audience and create a special bond with them that they never forget. Hoss' "Down to Earth" demeanor, genuineness, and honesty helps him connect with his audience and fans like no one we've seen in a while.
Hoss is passionate about his music and his fans as he makes that obvious every time he takes the stage. His performances are riveting and cleansing as you always feel better after a Hoss Skelton performance than before you came.
Hoss is originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and started singing and playing the guitar in church when he was 12 years old. Throughout his teenage years, he sang at many area events, weddings, etc. He also won several area talent shows. Hoss started his first band when he was only "18".
Dr. Shane Collins (Panama City Beach's #1 Morning Show Host at 92.5 WPAP - "Panama City's Country"), who is also from Tuscaloosa was so impressed with his performance that he helped Hoss get some gigs at the world famous "Tootsie's" country music bar in Panama City Beach. Hoss stole the show and was an instant 'hit'! The owner was so impressed with Hoss' performances that he convinced him to move to Nashville and be part of his weekly entertainment group on Broadway. Hoss quickly became one of the hottest acts on Broadway with weekly shows at "Tootsie's" and "Rippy's" in Nashville.
Within two years, Hoss became the premiere weekend headline act on the bottom main level of the largest and most popular bar on Broadway in Nashville, "Honky Tonk Central", where Hoss consistently attracts 'standing room only' crowds every weekend!
His success on Broadway caught the attention of some of the top studio musicians, demo singers, and writers in Nashville, including Chip Davis. Chip is one of Music Row's most in-demand demo singers and song writers and has worked with top names like Tim McGraw, Reba McIntyre, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, and the list goes on and on. Chip also co-wrote Chris Cagle's super hit "What Kinda Gone" that made it all the way to #3 on "Billboard" magazine's country music chart in 2008.
When Chip was introduced to Hoss, he was so impressed that he eventually wrote five of the six songs on Hoss' highly anticipated debut album that was just released titled "I Want to Live Like Elvis". The album was produced by Music Row veteran musician, Greg Lowery. Greg pulled some of the best studio musicians in the industry together at the famous "Omni Studios" in downtown Nashville to lay down the tracks for "I Want to Live Like Elvis". These musicians include Wayne Killius, a world renowned drummer that has performed and recorded with major artists including Luke Bryan, Big & Rich ("Horse of a Different Color", "Comin' to Your City"), Toby Keith, Kenny Rogers, Lonestar, and Stevie Winwood. Hoss' album also boasts the world champion fiddle playing of Ireland's own David Duffy. David is arguably one of the best fiddle players in the world and has performed and recorded with top musicians and artists including Ricky Skaggs, etc. David has also played in several of the top venues in the world, including Wembley Stadium in London.
The up and coming independent label musician and Nashville Broadway star, Mitch Rossell, wrote the sixth song on Hoss' album called, "In a Box". Mitch is only "25" and has already written over 250 songs. He has recently worked and performed with Eric Church and the Zac Brown Band. Mitch also performs with Hoss fairly often on Broadway in Nashville.
Vocals for the album were recorded at the famous "Castle" studio in Franklin, TN where many top country artists and albums have been recorded, including Keith Urban's #1 hit single "Sweet Thing".
Hoss' debut album was also mixed and engineered at the "Castle" by Emmy nominee Beau Maxwell. Beau has engineered and mixed many top artists and musicians' albums over the past two decades including an album that went platinum by the alternative band "Bloodhound Gang". His most recent success came by assistant engineering Scotty McCreery's (from "American Idol") new album titled "See You Tonight". Beau also has engineered and mixed sound for top television shows and feature films. He received two Emmy nominations for his work in the movie "Tales of the Crypt" an Oliver Stone's "Wild Palms".
"I Want to Live Like Elvis" has the perfect combination and balance of all of these veteran musicians as well as Hoss' versatility and raw talent as a singer and artist. All six tracks of this debut album have the ability to be #1 on "Billboard's" top '100' country music songs.
Hoss rocked the stage at last year's "Gulf Coast Jam" in Panama City Beach headlined by Toby Keith. He also recently opened for Daryl Singletary, Colt Ford, and Tylar Farr.
Hoss has that "X-Factor" that has him well on his way to becoming country music's next Super Star!...and as Hoss would say, that's truly "HOSSOME"!!!