Who Are The Band Members Of The Moonshine Bandits

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When you add the ingredients of women, whiskey, 4 wheel drives, a twist of Johnny Cash meets the Beastie Boys, shake well & pour over ice – you get the Moonshine Bandits. California’s favorite blue collar outlaws, known as the Moonshine Bandits, have taken their outlaw brand of country hip-hop to the next level on their new album “Whiskey & Women” on Suburban Noize Records.

“’Whiskey and Women’ tells a story of our life out on the road.  Our motto has always been to live for the moment, which is exactly what we try and do with our music,” commented Tex from Moonshine Bandits. “This album is an inside look into our lives and it tells stories of the outlaws we’ve met along the road. This album offers an inside look into the women we’ve met, the things we’ve seen and been a part of out on the road. Sometimes you gotta raise a little hell to see a little heaven.”

Moonshine Bandits “Whiskey & Women” is a backstage pass that grants fans access to the group’s hell raising “Shiner” lifestyle. To aid them in this backwoods bush party the group called in some close friends to throw back some cold drinks in studio.

Country superstar Colt Ford and alt-rocker Big B jumped into the studio on “For the Outlawz”, while Danny Boone from REHAB (who produced the radio hit “Bartender Song/Sittin’ At A Bar”) contributed the monstrous hook on “Moonshine On Me”.

Daddy X and Dirtball from the Kottonmouth Kings drop by on the track “Fire It Up”, and singer/songwriter Sunny Ledfurd adds some country flavor to “Los Banos”.

The album also features production by some of the best in both the hip-hop and country worlds including Tyrant (E-40, Bubba Sparxxx, Tech N9ne), Shannon Houchins (TLC, Colt Ford, Usher, Jamey Johnson), and former Uncle Kracker drummer Eric Hoegemeyer.

“We weren’t afraid to experiment on this album. Our musical tastes are pretty eclectic and we could be listening to Shooter Jennings or Hank Williams one minute and then E-40 or 2Pac the next,” commented Bird. “We listen to country one minute and hip-hop or rock right afterwards, so it’s only natural that our music reflects that.”

“People always try and put labels on our music and we could care less,” added Tex. “We made an album that we’re happy with and that’s why we signed with Suburban Noize Records because they believe in us.

We have a ton of respect for the artists on their roster and they didn’t try and change us at all.

Suburban Noize is just trying to help us take this to the next level, which is what we’ve been searching for in a label.”

Corey Taylor Shows His Rapping Skills In The New Music Video Of His Collaboration With Moonshine Bandits

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor shared a post on his official Instagram page revealing a behind the scenes footage from the shootings of a music video for Moonshine Bandits’ song ‘Live the Madness’ featuring Corey Taylor himself and the music video also included his wife Alicia Taylor.

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As you might know, Moonshine Bandits is a unique band with a country rap style consisted of two members, Dusty ‘Tex’ Dahlgren and Brett ‘Bird’ Brooks. The duo formed the band in 2003 and released eight studio albums including the last one, ‘The Whiskey Never Dries’ which was released in August 2019.

  • Recently, Corey Taylor shared a post on his official Instagram page revealing a special video from the shooting of the music video for Moonshine Bandits’ song ‘Live the Madness,’ and apparently, not only he had an appearance on the music video, but also showed his rapping skills to everybody.
  • In addition to this, Corey Tayor’s wife, dancer Alicia Taylor and her dancing cabaret crew, the Cherry Bombs also performed a special choreography in the music video along with band members and the new rapper Corey Taylor.
  • Here is what Corey said:

“Every once in a while, I break the rules and do what I want. The Moonshine Bandits asked me to get on ‘Live the Madness’ and we did just that. Check it out – link in bio.”

You can click here to see the Instagram post and listen to ‘Live the Madness’ below.

Moonshine Bandits – Wikipedia

American country rap duo
Moonshine BanditsOriginLos Banos, California, United StatesGenresCountry rapYears active2003–presentLabels

  • Suburban Noize
  • AVJ Records
  • MSB Entertainment

MembersDusty “Tex” Dahlgren Brett “Bird” BrooksWebsitemoonshinebandits.com

Moonshine Bandits is an American country rap group composed of Dusty “Tex” Dahlgren and Brett “Bird” Brooks.[1] The duo formed in California in 2003 and has released a number of albums, the most recent being The Whiskey Never Dries released in August 2019.

Music career

The duo was formed in California in 2003 and released their debut album, Soggy Crackerz.

[1] They met up with Ty Weathers who is the founder of Burn County Music, which has continued to work closely in assisting majority of the Moonshine Bandits Blue Core/Dirt Rock sound.

Soggy Crackerz was followed by Prohibition in 2006 and Divebars and Truckstops in 2010.[1]

Moonshine Bandits signed with Suburban Noize Records for the release of their fourth album, Whiskey and Women, in 2011.[2] The music video for “My Kind of Country” premiered on CMT Pure Country in February 2012 with a special appearance by Mike Allsup (The Beard Guy playing the guitar) from Modesto, California.[3]

In 2014, they partnered with Average Joes Entertainment for their fifth album Calicountry.[4] Calicountry sold 3,000 copies in its first week of release, debuting at number 22 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 126 on the Billboard 200.[5]

Their sixth album, Blacked Out, was released in July 2015, and it debuted at No.158 on the Billboard 200 and No. 13 on the Top Country Albums chart, No. 10 on the Top Rap Albums chart, selling 4,000 copies in its debut week.[6]




Album details

Peak chart positions






US Country[11]

Soggy Crackerz


Divebars and Truckstops

Whiskey and Women


Blacked Out

Baptized in Bourbon

Gold Rush

  • Release date: October 21, 2003
  • Label: JLM Entertainment
  • Release date: June 27, 2006
  • Label: IMN Records
  • Release date: February 2, 2010
  • Label: MSB Entertainment
  • Release date: May 10, 2011
  • Label: Suburban Noize Records
  • Release date: February 4, 2014
  • Label: Backroad Records, Suburban Noize Records
126 2 27 10 22
  • Release date: July 17, 2015
  • Label: Backroad Records
161 3 13 10 13
  • Release date: March 3, 2017
  • Label: Backroad Records
111 1 9 19
  • US: 5,600[12]
  • Release date: October 5, 2018
  • Label: MSB Entertainment
6 24
  • US: 1,700[13]
  • Release date: September 18, 2020
  • Label: MSB Enetertainment

Extended plays


Album details

Peak chart positions


US Country[11]

Rebels on the Run

The Whiskey Never Dries

  • Release date: September 30, 2014
  • Label: Backroad Records
35 49
  • Release date: August 2, 2019
  • Label: MSB Entertainment
10 29





2014 “Throwdown” (with The Lacs) Calicountry
2015 “Outback” (with The Lacs & Durwood Black) Blacked Out
2017 “Take This Job” (with David Allan Coe) Baptized in Bourbon

Music videos




“Get Loose”

“For the Outlawz”(with Colt Ford and Big B)

“My Kind of Country”[14]

“Super Goggles”[15]

“Dive Bar Beauty Queen”

“California Country”

“Throwdown” (with The Lacs)
“We All Country” (with Colt Ford,Sarah Ross and Demun Jones)

“Outback (Extended Remix)” (with Durwood Black, Redneck Souljers, Bubba Sparxxx, Demun Jones, The Lacs, D. Thrash, Moccasin Creek and Lenny Cooper)

“Dead Man's Hand”

“Take This Job” (with David Allan Coe)

“I'm A HellRazor”

“Buried As An Outlaw”

“Rebel Red Hot”

“Live the Madness”

2012 Scott Hansen
Paul Cain
Scott Hansen
Daniel Henry
2015 Ed Pryor
2016 Ken Madson


  1. ^ a b c Jeffries, David. “Moonshine Bandits | Biography”. AllMusic. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  2. ^ “Moonshine Bandits Sign A Record Deal”. Skope Magazine. December 8, 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  3. ^ “Los Banos' Moonshine Bandits premier new video, 'My Kind of Country'”.

    Merced Sun-Star. February 21, 2012. Retrieved September 4, 2014.

  4. ^ Conaway, Alanna (September 5, 2013). “The Moonshine Bandits to Release New Album Through Average Joes Entertainment”. Roughstock. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 12, 2014).

    “Country Album Chart News: The Week of February 12, 2014: Florida Georgia Line #1, Eric Paslay Debuts Top 5; Whiskey Myers, Moonshine Bandits, Scotty McCreery”. Roughstock. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014.

  6. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 28, 2015). “Country Album Chart Report for July 28, 2015”. Roughstock.

    Sales figure given here

  7. ^ “Moonshine Bandits Album & Song Chart History – Billboard 200”. Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  8. ^ a b “Moonshine Bandits Album & Song Chart History – Heatseekers Albums”. Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  9. ^ “Moonshine Bandits Album & Song Chart History – Independent Albums”.

    Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2020.

  10. ^ “Moonshine Bandits Album & Song Chart History – Rap Albums”. Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  11. ^ a b “Moonshine Bandits Album & Song Chart History – Country Albums”. Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  12. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 13, 2017).

    “Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: March 13, 2017”. Roughstock.

  13. ^ Bjorke, Matt (October 15, 2018). “The Top 10 Country Albums Chart: October 15, 2018”. Roughstock. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  14. ^ “CMT : Videos : Moonshine Bandits : My Kind of Country”. Country Music Television. Retrieved September 4, 2014.

  15. ^ “CMT : Videos : Moonshine Bandits : Super Goggles”. Country Music Television. Retrieved September 4, 2014.

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Corey Taylor Raps on Country Hip-Hop Song by Moonshine Bandits

Corey Taylor has lent his rapping talents to Moonshine Bandits' “Live the Madness,” the latest single from the outlaw country hip-hop duo. The Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist also appears in an accompanying music video alongside his wife, Alicia, and her dancing cabaret crew, the Cherry Bombs.

The high-energy clip shows the Bandits — Dusty “Tex” Dahlgren and Brett “Bird” Brooks — rockin' outdoors among fast cars and motorcycles before meeting up with Corey, Alicia and the Cherry Bombs in a backroom club. The catchy song is part of Moonshine Bandits' latest album, 2020's Fire.

Watch the video down toward the bottom of this post.

Moonshine Bandits tell Loudwire the message behind “Live the Madness” is to “live your life full throttle. Always be willing to take that risk and challenge yourself. Celebrate life to its fullest extent. We wanted this song to have an energy that encourages people … to go out and raise a little hell.”

That aim undoubtedly gets a boost with the contributions from Corey and the Cherry Bombs. As luck would have it, the Bandits first met the Slipknot singer and subsequently secured his participation via Alicia after the Cherry Bombs were previously included in a Moonshine Bandits vid.

“We emailed the song over to Alicia and we told her that CT would be the perfect feature to have on this song,” the duo explains. “She showed it to Corey, and he loved it. Corey asked us, 'What version of Corey do you want on the song (i.e. Stone Sour, acoustic Corey, metal Corey, rap Corey)?' We responded that we wanted all the versions of Corey mixed into one. He crushed it!”

That's no surprise — it's not the first time Corey Taylor has rapped.

Regarding the Bandits' creative journey, and with several releases under their belts so far, the California-based pair add that they've “never been fully accepted by Music Row or country music in general.

We grew up listening to all kinds of music, everything from Dwight Yoakam to Tupac. The West Coast has been our strongest musical influence. Where we're from, it doesn't matter who the fuck you are. We party with everyone.

Passing judgment on a person or group of people is not something we do.”

Moonshine Bandits also keep it real with their charity, Operation Packing Company, which helps send everyday supplies to troops stationed overseas. With that in mind, get ready to raise some hell and make some noise with Corey Taylor and the country rap duo on “Live the Madness.”

Photo courtesy of Moonshine Bandits

  • Moonshine Bandits feat. Corey Taylor – “Live The Madness”
  • “Live The Madness” Lyrics – Moonshine Bandits feat. Corey Taylor 

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