Brad Johnson started the band in 1998 on the U.S.S. Tarawa in the Middle East. He was serving in the United States Marine Corps. He and the band were just Killin' Time until they got to go home. Since then they've had the pleasure of opening for and performing with most of the country music’s biggest stars. They also had the Honor to play on the start/finish line and on side stages for NASCAR – Playing for many races. Brad’s music has been played on radio stations throughout the US and around the World. PBR was using his song GOIN’ ALL THE WAY for their promotions. Brad and the band were one of the premier bands at Gilley’s in Las Vegas for three years – playing every big weekend including ACM awards, PBR, NASCAR, and the whole two weeks each year for the NFR – Brad has played in every major rodeo. He has also played on a USO tour for the troops around the world.
Sound is born of the legendary country roots of Bakersfield with a whole lot of rock attitude….
A collective of seasoned musicians as well as long time friends, have worked together in various projects over the years until finally banding together to create one of the most requested bands in California. With their fun and energetic live performances they’ve captured the attention of many a fan who have discovered just how much fun their shows tend to be. Their goal is to be the band that plays everything and considering the way their popularity is spreading, South65 is well on their way to being your new favorite live show.