LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock band has had incredible success after releasing their second album last Friday.
Just five hours after Flatland Cavalry released Humble Folks, the album hit number two on iTunes' top 100 country albums chart.
Flatland Cavalry is band of five kids from Lubbock. They've only been together for two years. When they released Humble Folks last Friday, all they had was hope.
"We got to number two on the country iTunes charts and I think we got within top 30 on overall for genre," said lead vocalist and guitarist Cleto Cordero.
"It kind felt like it was not real at first," said bass player Jonathan Saenz. "It didn't really set in until that night."
"It was four or five in the morning and I was lying in bed, like when you're kind of dreaming and you're just almost asleep," Cordero said. "I realized just how epic it really was and just thank God for all the success."
They attribute their success to believing in each other and having a producer who believes in them.
"Sure enough we start checking chart positions, number 5, number 4 and number 2, within five hours and it was just mindblowing," said record producer Scott Faris. "I'm calling my Mom, my wife and my kid and my Dad. I'm calling my family and I'm going, you're not going to believe what just happened."
This group says they are not just a band, they are a family and best friends.
"When we're not playing we're you know going out having a couple beers, getting food just messing around and hanging out," said percussionist Jason Albers. "There's a lot of camaraderie between us and you can really feel that through just the grooves."
That closeness and synergy is obvious on stage.
"It's fun playing shows but it's also really fun hanging out," Saenz said. "We get to go out of town all the time and eat at sketchy places and have fun."
Fans call their music sensational, honest, easy on the ears and heavy on the heart.
"We just poured every ounce of blood, sweat and even some tears. You're capable of doing whatever you set your heart to. It's one of the reasons I think we're successful...we're all for each other first and foremost," Cordero said. "Whether it's music or business or you're a painter or whatever...do what you love and you'll be successful."
The band is booked for a street performance outside the Blue Light on April 15.