The Lost Trailers
The Lost Trailers earned their stardom the hard way: by hitting the road to perform over 200 live shows every year since they formed in high school. With dreams of becoming the next Alabama, the group -- led by pals Stokes Nielson and Ryder Lee -- began building a dedicated fan base of down-home country music devotees. With its straight-from-the-hip country style, the band soon caught the attention of Willie Nelson, who, after hearing a demo, invited the Lost Trailers to perform at his annual Fourth of July picnic. Influenced by such diverse artists as Willie Nelson and Aerosmith, the Lost Trailers are also fans of Guns N' Roses, Bruce Springsteen and, of course, Alabama -- all bands with distinctive live performance personas.