Friday night during the Froggy 104.9 Field Party II, local Kentucky band, Six Miles South, will be taking to the stage. They have been gaining a local following and the show will be one of the first opening for a national act, Josh Thompson. I recently spoke with Jamie Tingle, lead singer, about the band and what fans can learn about them.
A little history of the band, Six Miles South first began last September with their first public gig at Sweet Owen Days in Owenton, Kentucky. They became regulars at Eminence Bar and Grill and soon built a fan base. That fan base would grow beyond the county line as they gained airplay on Frankfort, KY’s country radio station, Froggy 104.9 FM with their song, “Baby’s Gone.”
Jamie Tingle said that in the first year, he and drummer Chad Heightchew had a few goals in mind. “We had a few choice places we wanted to be able to get into and open for a national artist. So far so good, we have played some of the best places in the state and are opening for two great artists. From the moment “Baby’s Gone” has been playing on the radio (another goal we had) we have had HUGE reaction from our fans.”
“One of the greatest things is that people we know hear the song, like it, and when they find out its us they are so excited!” Tingle says.
Six Miles South have been busy in the studio recording their release, “Six Mile Six Pack.” They have two songs left to record and hope to have the sessions completed by the end of July. The cd will be out for distribution by the end of August.
Every band has a story as far as how they got their name. With Six Miles South, it goes back to home. Tingle mentioned that, “we live not to far from a place with the name of six mile creek and a dance hall that has been around for years called Six Mile Jamboree. I lived about 6 miles south of where the drummer grew up. It has Henry County written all over it and that’s what I love about it.”
After the Froggy Field Party, the band will be planning some road trips to get their music heard. Currently, they have two songs on their band’s Facebook page (click here to join) and working on a website with Reverb Nation. The band members include Jamie Tingle (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Chad Heightchew (Drums), Chris Roberts (Lead Guitar, Vocals), and Glenn Overtstreet (Vocals,Bass).
Be sure to catch Six Miles South sing their country rock influenced tunes at the Froggy Field Party on Friday, July 9th at the Owen County Fairgrounds. They will be joined by Ashley Ray and Josh Thompson. More information on the Field Party can be found by clicking here.
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.