Bryan Fox exploded onto Kentucky’s music scene in 2000 when his alt-rock band End Of Me became the first independent group in more than a decade to place a single in regular rotation on WLRS, an active rock station in Fox’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The song "Yes," would eventually become the #1 most requested song for 8 weeks straight. Sustained radio airplay, along with features in various print and online media throughout the region made Bryan Fox a household name in the Louisville music scene.
The buzz also reached acclaimed producer Malcolm Springer (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul), who called Fox "one of the greatest songwriters around," as well as Rob Stevenson (Island/Def Jam), who said of the projects; "Every song is a hit!"
End of Me started the recording process with 10 Inch Records (Island/Def Jam), completing four songs before a now-historic shakeup in the Rock music industry left the entire label team in shambles and halted the recording process. Other opportunities arose, but the disappointment had taken its toll on the band's collective enthusiasm, thus End Of Me disbanded shortly thereafter.
Fox then began laying the groundwork for becoming a solo artist. For some time, his songwriting had been leading him in a different creative direction toward country music. Given his small-town roots, he committed to following that lead and began writing country songs.
“It was an easy transition, more like an evolution,” as Fox described it. “I was raised in Kentucky. Country music, and especially the idea of songs telling stories, was a very natural fit for me. The story-telling aspect has always been a part of my writing.”
Enlisting Malcolm Springer as producer, Fox settled into Nashville's Soundstage Studios in 2005 with session veterans Eddie Bayers, Mike Brignardello, Dan Dugmore, Joe Stivers, J.T. Corenflos, Jim Brown and Troy Lancaster. The resulting tracks sparkled with the promise of the same kind of buzz Bryan created with his rock projects.
Fox finished his first full-length country album, Big City Lights, in 2010 with the help of his all-star band The Good Chiggens, consisting of Ryan Murphy on drums, Chip Adams on bass, Kevin McCreery and "Screamin" John Hawkins on guitars. This album went on to sell several thousand copies and firmly placed them among Louisville’s most popular country artists.
In 2011, Fox joined forces with several members of GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum Southern hip hop icons Nappy Roots for a collaborative song project called “Countryfied State Of Mind.” With an immediate chemistry established between them as songwriters, they again collaborated on a pep-rally jam made popular by the University of Louisville athletics department called “L1c4.”
Fox released his next album, It's Gonna Be That Kind of Night, in 2016 with even more acclaim than his previous release, and included his first collaborative song with Nappy Roots, along with “Gasoline,” the final song he wrote with long-time friend, and Uncle Kracker guitarist Kevin McCreery.
Fox is currently writing and recording with producer Malcolm Springer at Nashville’s House of Blues studios and expects to release a new album in fall of 2020, which will include his 3rd collaborative song with Nappy Roots called “That’s About Me.”