Über Addison Road
The roots of Dallas' Christian rockers Addison Road go back to Baylor University in 2001, when then-students, now husband-wife team of Jenny and Ryan Simmons were asked to play a $500 gig at a youth-oriented Christian gathering called Disciple Now. The money was too good to refuse, so they put together a band with Ryan Gregg, Jeff Sutton and Travis Lawrence, and the quintet has stayed together ever since. Jenny Simmons' full-throated lead vocals helped Addison Road get noticed by a number of known Christian bands, and they toured extensively without a release. INO signed them, and Addison Road released a self-titled debut LP in 2008.