Cody Chapman's love of music began when he learned to play guitar with his grandfather at the age of 8. You could hear the sounds of Hank Williams as CODY 1well as many a blue grass tune when Paw-Paw came to play. By the time he reached his teens, Cody had discovered the sounds of the south and fell in love with Southern Rock; Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, Molly Hatchet, and Blackfoot to name a few. While in high school, Cody competed in several talent contests, winning or placing in the top ranks in each event. Soon, Cody helped form a band called Ryctor, which played several local parties, talent contests, and concerts before disbanding in 2000. Cody didn’t stay idle for long, forming a groupcalled Backwoods, playing a few private parties as well as a few gigs at the local skating rink. In the fall of 2001, Cody moved away to attend college at the University of Tennessee at Martin. While in college, Cody would play guitar and sing for whoever would listen at parties, camp fires, and the brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho. In March, 2011, Cody was contacted by a solo artist, Charlie Mazac, to fill a full time position as lead guitarist and backup vocals with The Sidewinders. After leaving this group, Cody, along with Brian Shrader and Barry Shelton, formerly of The Sidewinders, formed a band with local guitarist Paul Thornton and named it BAD BREW. BAD BREW is a funky little classic rockin’, country band that is about to take southern middle Tennessee by storm!

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