3rd Class Citizens

Country/Rock Band

3rd Class Citizens - Country/Rock Band



3rd Class Citizens was formed by four friends who got together to play music on the weekends. People would come over listen, sing and dance with the group, encouraging them along the way. They have been playing together since October 2011. They perform mostly country and rock with a 3CC twist. The band is comprised of Blaine Bunting, Ashley Sands, Dakota Woods and Jason Stewart. They are very unique as they have three lead singers with very different musical tastes resulting in a sound described in an article in Liberty Life Magazine as “country or alternative country with a rock twist”.

Their sound allows them to appeal to a variety of musical tastes as evidenced by an IShowcase event in Jacksonville, Florida. When 3CC entered the rock IShowcase competition against 17 rock bands and sang five country songs with their unique twist, they brought down the house. As described by the contest judge, Warner Bros music executive Rod Scott, they not only, “blew away the competition” in Jacksonville but also blew away the competition he had judged the night before in Miami, Florida.

Recent Gigs:

  • Opened for Nashville singer/songwriter Cody Walden in Shellman Bluff, GA
  • Played at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce’s Farewell for Col. Kevin Milton, 3rd ID Garrison Commander-Hinesville, GA and many other Chamber events
  • Played at a Tribute to State Representative Al Williams-Hinesville, GA
  • Hinesville Police Department’s Safe Kids’ Day-Hinesville, GA (2x)
  • Hinesville Police Department’s National Night Out-Hinesville, GA (2x)
  • Selected to play at the Rock -n-Roll Marathon, Savannah, 2012
  • Played the Boiler Room, Savannah, 2013 (2x)
  • Played at “Celebrate” Armstrong Atlantic State University-Savannah
  • Headlined Richmond Hill, GA Independence Day Celebration for a crowd of 6,000
  • Opened for Josh Sanders at the Springfield Fall Festival, 2013
  • Played the 10th Annual Blues & BBQ, Liberty County, 2013
  • Played at the Boardwalk on Jacksonville Beach, 2013
  • Played Panini’s on the Waterfront, Beaufort, SC, 2013 (2x)
  • Played in the Savannah St Patrick’s Day Parade, 2013
  • Headlined Salute to the Troops Event hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah Technical College & Savannah State University in Forsyth Park, Savannah, 2013
  • Headlined Veterans Salute event hosted by the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, 2013
  • Played the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, Richmond Hill, GA, 2013

Publications & Awards

  • Won Ishowcase Music Competition in Jacksonville, FL-won Consult with Warner Bros. Records, 2012
  • Featured in article in Liberty Life Magazine, 2012
  • Featured in article in The Georgia Connector Magazine, 2013
  • Video Interview with the Coastal Courier
  • Video Interview with Richmond Hill LIVE
  • Invited by Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau to be guests at the Georgia Music Foundation dinner for the Georgia Grammy nominees.  Dined with Governor Nathan Deal, Senator Buddy Carter and Representative Al Williams. Introduced to Zac Brown and his Band, Dallas Davidson (songwriter of the year 2012), Luke Bryan, Ludacris and many other nominees.

Consults & Recordings:

  • Won Ishowcase Music Competition in Jacksonville, FL-won Consult with Warner Bros. Records, 2012
  • Recorded with Paul Hornsby, who has produced platinum and gold records for artists including the Charlie Daniels Band and the Marshall Tucker Band; 2013