Ward Hayden and The Outliners Courtesy of the artist

Ward Hayden & The Outliers (formerly Girls Guns & Glory) will perform at 8 p.m. Friday April 23, at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road, in Brownfield.
The band was formed as a way to break from the music so commonly found on popular radio airwaves. Hayden’s foray into country music and early rock ‘n’ roll began with a fateful borrowing of a few of his mother’s cassettes. When asked, Hayden remarks, “I was doing these long drives and there was nothing appealing to me on the radio. I was 20 years old at the time and had been through my first experiences with heartbreak and loss. When I put some of these cassettes on the player in my Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight, all I could think was, “this is everything I’ve been searching for.”
It took a few years after that to get the band up and running, and now with a line up featuring Paul Dilley on upright/electric bass, Josh Kiggans on drums, and Cody Nilsen on lead guitar/pedal steel the band has cut it’s teeth the old fashioned way: on the road and on the stage. Since their formation they’ve barnstormed far beyond their Boston hometown, playing honky-tonks, beer joints and more recently concert venues throughout the U.S. They’ve amassed a loyal legion of fans along the way.

The lobby may or may not be open for lingering, please check before you come if you want to come a little early.

Tables are socially distanced and masks are required when not seated at your table. if you don’t want to wear one, please visit us another time. If you dine with us, the seat you eat at is also your concert seat.

Admission will cost $40.

For more information, visit stonemountainartscenter.com.

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