Pete Hunt and the Southern Branded Band to play June 2 at SOSMP


Pete Hunt and the Southern Branded Band will bring a new sound and new experience to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) Saturday, June 2, when they entertain in the Music Hall.Pete Hunt is no stranger to the music business. He grew up with a father who was a singer, entertainer and recording artist touring the country as “Tony Vee.” There was always music in the house, and Pete was drawn to it just as his father was. Pete grew up in Texas, played football for USC and after a stint on Wall Street, Pete came home to his beloved Florida and started his band, “Southern Branded,” from his home in Brooksville. It became one of the hottest country bands locally. Through a mutual friend Pete met producer Andy Anderson with Treasure Isle Recorders in Nashville, home of Jason Aldean, Montgomery Gentry, Trace Atkins and so many more. Andy and Pete decided to do Pete’s first major recorded album entitled Alligator Alley in June 2011. The album was released in the fall of 2011 by Blue Ridge Records, recorded and tracked in studio “A” and completed in Studio “B” at Treasure Isle Records in Nashville. Pete Hunt is the front man/lead vocalist and rhythm guitar. He has traveled the states playing with different bands and solo acts until he created Southern Branded; which now plays all over the United States. Pete has a strong country side to him, but also sings and plays Caribbean Country Style, Southern Rock, Classic Rock & a little Blues. You don’t want to miss this band that is new to this area. Pete’s butter smooth, country rock, voice is reminiscent of greats like Ray Price and Jim Reeves but has a cutting edge as well in step with the country rock feel of today’s country. You can listen to Pete Hunt and Southern Branded’s music at The SOSMP’s SOS Café and Restaurant is always open during events and brings wonderful culinary creations to delight you and your guests. The Music Hall will open at 6 p.m. Saturday night with the show beginning at 8 p.m.. The SOS Café and Restaurant has a newly redesigned full-service bar.   For more information about the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, call 386-364-1683, email or go to You may also contact the SOSMP to inquire about any of the many exciting events coming up such as Texaco Country Showdown auditions and finals, Suwannee River (gospel) Jubilee, July 4th, Labor Day, Magnolia Fest featuring such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Del McCoury Band and Emmylou Harris and many other wonderful events this year. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Keep an eye out for the SOSMP sign and white painted board fence!  

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