Seems that David Letterman’s Montana ties are paying off once again for area musicians. Readers might recall the night a couple of years ago now when the Great Falls tribute act Cold Hard Cash appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Tonight, another Montanan, Andrew Petroff, will appear on Letterman’s show as bassist in the band, Steel Magnolia. Here’s a press release I received about it.
BOZEMAN NATIVE ON LETTERMAN TONIGHT
Andrew Petroff, son of local Bozeman, MT musician, Reeves Petroff, will be playing bass in the band Steel Magnolia on The Late Show With David Letterman, Monday (Feb. 7).
The winners of CMT’s Can You Duet in 2009, Steel Magnolia released their debut full-length album in January on Big Machine Records. They are nominated for ACM Awards in the categories of top vocal group and top new vocal duo or group. Their other hits include “Keep on Lovin’ You” and “Just by Being You”. Andrew has been touring with them since early 2010 opening for bands such as Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, and Josh Turner. Steel Magnolia is currently on tour with Blake Shelton promoting their current single “Last Night Again”.
Paisley’s show just graced Bozeman’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse last September but Andrew said, “Steel Magnolia’s last show on the Brad Paisley tour was just two days before the Bozeman show. It would have been fun to come home and play the Fieldhouse but I’ll catch it next time around.”
Andrew is a Bozeman native who attended Bozeman High School and worked at Music Villa during his high school years. Just out of high school he joined the Bozeman based band The Clintons in 2002 until he moved to Nashville in 2006 to finish college and pursue a career in music. He earned a bachelors degree in Entertainment Industry Studies with a minor in Music Business from Belmont University in Nashville, TN while at the same time working his way through the ranks of the Nashville music scene.
Petroff says that in addition to playing recording sessions in Nashville and being the touring bassist for Steel Magnolia, he’s an aspiring music producer. He played a role in the production of Steel Magnolia’s Christmas single “Christmas Time” and is currently producing the next Clintons record due out this summer. “I’m super pumped to be back with the Clintons crew for this album. It’s going to be a lot of fun!” Andrew says regarding the project.
Tune in to CBS tonight to watch Andrew perform live with Steel Magnolia on The Late Show With David Letterman. Check local listings for the show time. ###