With a voice as deep as a hollow and as smooth as glass, Craig Hand is St. Augustine, Florida’s best kept secret, having opened for country superstars Montgomery Gentry, being signed to two major record companies, and even appearing on the cover of Playgirl Magazine. Combining alternative rock with traditional country, Craig also performs honky-tonk, commercial country, and outlaw country. He has long been in the music scene after a bull-riding accident pushed him in the direction of a full-time musical career. Before that, this southern boy was king of the rodeo and in true, genuine cowboy fashion he took to country songwriting and has since broken through its competitive arena.
Craig’s first single, "Direct Connect" (2006), hit the country airwaves with an explosive thunder that rippled through the Nashville music scene. Legendary American actor and director Rick Schroder (NYPD Blue, The Champ) directed the official music video. Soon after its release, the song was picked up by mobile communications giant Nextel to be used in the company’s marketing and promotion, a rare accolade for such a new artist. His debut album, A Long Way from Town, was released in 2007 on Category 5 Records, and in 2008 Craig signed with the Florida-based Bling-A-Billy Records. His latest single, "Satisfy You", can be heard at his live performances as well as several online streaming platforms. With musical influences from George Jones and Hank Williams Jr. to 3 Doors Down and Led Zeppelin, Craig has created an original alternative country genre of his very own.