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About the Clappers

World's Finest Purveyors of Tennessee Mountain-Rock

The Cox County Clappers formed when songwriter Matt Rhoden recruited Reggie Las Vegas, and Pat Meusel to develop a new sound--a blend of rock, country and dance. The name of this genre was unknown, but what was developing was party-rock. It was saloon-music. They found a like-minded partner in Grammy-winning Johnnie Truesdale, who added big guitars, banjo and electronic percussion to the sound. When they recruited Nashville singer-songwriter Kirstie Lee to add her sassy, and energetic vocals, the sound was complete, and its name became clear. The sound is Tennessee Mountain-Rock. You can hear it on their new singles, "100 Gunslingers," "King Nine-Ball," and "No Slow-Dancing."