Lead singer: J.D. Huggins
Drums: Landon Ullrich
Lead singer, J.D. Huggins was raised in the Appalachian Mountains in a small town in Georgia, which has played a heavy influence throughout his songwriting career. J.D. grew up in a musical household where his father was not only a musician, a songwriter and a producer but also toured for over a decade with several Grammy nominated Artists. Prior to his move to Nashville, J.D. spent a lot of his time in the mountains- fishing, hunting, camping, and teaching himself how to play the guitar; he began songwriting at a very early age.
In 2015, J.D. with his previous band, "Heathen Sons" released an EP, Through The Eyes of a Lion, “which gave audiences a small taste of their stellar rock and roll.” – Zac Brydges, The Revue. In October 2017, they released their self-titled album, Heathen Sons, which the Revue noted their 12-track album as, “killer guitar riffs, outstanding vocals, great harmonies and each song is a powerhouse that will get you up singing and grooving.” They also debuted their singles “Futures” and “Friends” live in Nashville’s Lightning 100-One RPM Studio(2017). In 2019, Heathen Sons released their second album, Born to Lose, recorded at Sputnik Sound with producer Mitch Dane. Inspired by some heavy life events, including the death of Joshua's first born son, Born to Lose was deep, raw and heartfelt.
They made a name for themselves by opening for bands like Nikki Lane, Turnpike Troubadours, Will Hoge, Kentucky Headhunters, Cadillac Three, Whiskey Myers, American Aquarium and many more.
In 2019, the band parted ways and J.D. with Heathen Son's original drummer, Landon Ullrich, started writing their upcoming album, taking a whole new direction and sound. By mid 2020, J.D. met Struggle Jennings who signed him under the "Angels and Outlaws" label. Since then, J.D. has been featured in the song "Man Like Me" on Jennings' full-length album Troubadour of Troubled Souls. J.D. Huggins is set to release his upcoming full-length album by winter of 2021.