Formed in 2015 and based out of Tahlequah, OK; freshly married couple Autumn Ragland and Sam Cox formed the band Ragland. Shortly after forming, the band started touring and released their debut album in 2016 titled “Just So You Know” and has since played well over 1000 shows all over the United States. Ragland and its members have performed and worked with artists such as Mike McClure, Trace Adkins, The Damn Quails, Joe Nichols, JB and the Moonshine Band, Micky and the Motorcars, Brandon Jenkins and members of Reckless Kelly and Turnpike Troubadours.
Between the years of 2016 and 2019, Ragland released 3 albums and toured roughly 200 days a year. In September of 2018, the release of “Murphy’s Law” pushed Ragland into a whole new category of artistry, landing the band its’ first charted songs including: “Footsteps” and “Love, Liquor and a Place to Die”, both of which charted on the Texas/Red Dirt (T3R), iTunes County, Texas County Music Chart, CDX (Nashville), Texas Internet Radio Charts and Texas Music Pickers Spotify Charts. That same year, Ragland was nominated for “Duo/Group” of the year for the TRRR Music Awards in 2019. In 2020, the band released “More Like a Melody”.
Produced by Mike McClure (The Great Divide/Mike McClure Band) in Ada, OK, the album is a 20 track seasonal concept record that took well over 120 studio hours and 3 months to create. From “More Like a Melody”, the band followed their first major success with a following Top 40 with their lead single. “Trailer Like You” In April of 2021, after a 10 month hiatus, the band has decided to announce new tour dates and upcoming album. Ragland looks forward to continuing touring, playing old hits as well as releasing new music.
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