August 22, 2012, 3:29 pm
The Sheepdogs were feeling down. Their friends were "growing up", getting married. Getting jobs. The guys struggled meanwhile to catch a break. Then, the band's luck changed. Winning a random contest is great. It puts you on the cover of the Rolling Stone. But you still have to deliver, right?
The band's luck changed when a Canadian music manager submitted their demo for this contest, which put them on the path to visiting New York City, performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, rocking out at the Bonnaroo festival, getting mentored by Kid Rock and now, appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Now that the Sheepdogs have won the contest, it's time for the band to take their victory lap.... the quartet will head out on tour in Canada with Kings of Leon. "They have a timeless sound, and you can hear their influences from song to song," says Kings frontman Caleb Followill. "I can't wait to hear those harmonies live."
In the video clip below, you can watch as the Sheepdogs learn from Rolling Stone publisher Matt Mastrangelo and managing editor Will Dana that they have won the contest, and that their photo shoot at the Brooklyn Navy Yard was, in fact, the actual cover shoot. As you can imagine, the guys were thrilled. READ THE ARTICLE FROM ROLLING STONE.
a hilarious sidebar story on that article.