Sum Brothers are Tim Womack, Drew Womack, Tres Womack, Luke Adair, Eric Raines, and Josh Droegemueller.
The Sum Brothers Bio
When the talents of brothers Drew, Tim, and Tres Womack are combined with the styles of their musical kin Luke Adair, Eric Raines, and Josh Droegemeuller - the unprecedented result is the Sum Brothers. For the last couple of decades, the voices of the six now bandmates have woven in and out of each other’s live shows and studio albums. Always supporting each other’s music, often playing together, but never forming an official band - until now. 2018 sees the first time that all three Womack brothers have come together as an official group. Over the years the brothers have collaborated on multiple bands and solo projects. Often found performing on the same stages, but at different times, the Womack brothers’ musical evolution can be traced through festival lineups across the years. One such event is The MusicFest at Steamboat, Colorado where Tim’s band The Phaze performed during the early years, and Drew has had several solo performances. Recently, Tres, Josh, Luke and their band the Chubby Knuckle Choir have brought their joyful noise to the Rocky Mountains as well.
While this may be the first time the three Womack brothers have officially collaborated, sharing a stage together is certainly nothing new. Drew and Tim Womack were key members of the Waco-based band Sons of the Desert from 1997 to the band’s dissolution in the early 2000s. During that time, the Sons released a debut album with the title track “Whatever Comes First” charting on Billboard’s Top 10. Drew and Tim worked with a number of Nashville superstars during their time with the band, including singing vocals on Lee Ann Womack’s 2000 hit “I Hope You Dance.” Drew wrote and co-wrote nine top-10 hits during his time in Music City, including Kenny Chesney’s “She’s Got It All” as well as earning five ASCAP Awards and two BMI Awards. As a band, Drew and Tim received three Academy of Country Music Awards, a Country Music Association Award, and two Country Music Television Awards. Despite their success, the group dissolved shortly after the release of “I Hope You Dance”. Both Womack brothers went on to continue successful solo careers - Drew releasing a self-titled album in 2003 that earned him two Top 5 singles as well as an international tour and Tim garnering songwriting credits for Aaron Tippin, John Anderson and more. Meanwhile, Tres Womack, along with Luke Adair and Josh Droegemeuller, were jamming along as the Chubby Knuckle Choir - a genre-defying band formed in 2009 that blended country, bluegrass, R&B, and swamp blues into a sound all their own. However, after nearly ten years of touring and several album releases, the Choir dissolved as well.
Having collaborated so often under the name of other bands, The Womack boy’s reunion should be no surprise. Tres Womack’s 2008 solo release Freakshow features the talents of not only his brothers, but the skills of Luke and Josh as well. Freakshow gives an early sneak peek to the sound that the Sum Brothers would refine into an official band a decade later. In keeping with their tradition of having at least one Womack brother perform at The MusicFest at Steamboat, The Sum Brothers will not only be celebrating the formation of their band at the festival this January but celebrating the release of their debut album - due February 2019.
Sum Brothers will release their debut CD "Brownwood" at MusicFest 2019 in January. The project was recorded at four different studios around the country. Produced by Drew Womack and Sum Brothers, the ten song CD was able to capture the diversity of songwriters and musicians who make up the band.
January 6 2019 @ MusicFest, Steamboat
January 7, 2019 @ MusicFest, Steamboat
January 8, 2019 @ MusicFest, Steamboat
January 9, 2019 @ MusicFest, Steamboat