"Of those in today’s column, Maiden Dixie wins a DisCovery Award. The band is based in Minneapolis, and I’d sure like to hear more from it.
MAIDEN DIXIE/O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Writers: traditional; Producer: Makoa Johnson; Publisher: public domain; Navigator (CDX) -Nicely done. The ooomphy, echoey track surrounds the performance with drama. The male and female voices are equally strong and compelling on this imaginatively arranged standard. Send more." Robert K. Oermann - MusicRow
"With the holiday season fast approaching, Maiden Dixie is treating their fans to brand new music for Christmas. The band's recording of the classic, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" features Greg Nelson on cello, Erica Burton on violin and was recorded at River Rock Studios in Minneapolis with producer Makoa Johnson." The Daily Country
"There’s also a small moment where a guy on his riding lawnmower comes by in the middle of the shoot, and they all talk a while. It’s a moment that brought it all back to what country music has been about all along: real people." Andrew Jay Ellis - NashvilleGab
"Maiden Dixie Sing the Eagles Like No Other (Except the Eagles): Thursday’s first act was Maiden Dixie, a male/female group that blends rock and country. Before closing the show the tightly-knit foursome covered Led Zeppelin and the Eagles. Their cover of “Seven Bridges Road” was a Day 1 highlight. Their blend of voices rivals any cover of this classic rock classic." LINK TO FULL STORY Billy Dukes - Taste of Country
"Occasionally, a band is so good live that you just laugh out loud. Not because they're funny, but because they keep surprising and entertaining you in very good ways. That's what happened on Friday when Maiden Dixie took the stage at The Cabooze." Minneapolis City Pages
"Keep watering the dang plant!" Jonathan Krentz in a recent session talking to students at the Institute of Production and Recording. Homegrown Country
"As soon as we met Kevin we knew he was the guy, he was one of us. He is super funny and really laid back, but cares so much about music." Get to Know: Maiden Dixie
"It hits everything from rock and country to bluegrass and gospel in tracks that are both raucous and emotional. Lead vocals are shared by both Channing Himes and Jesse Decker while players Drew Sherman (bass), Jonathan Krentz (guitar), Zachary Scanlan (fiddle) and Tyler Kloewer (drums) combine their talents into a sound uniquely their own." To read the rest of the article, click the link below! The Daily Country
Drew and Jon did an interview with NFOTUSA Soldiers Speak Radio, which was broadcast to several overseas military installations. Click here to hear the full show
"We knew we had to book an awesome band in order to draw people in from all over to really make our fundraiser successful," Olson said. "Cosmos is in for a real treat because Maiden Dixie is no ordinary band." To read the rest of the article click the link below! Kay Johnson, Independent Review
“Nashville based music agency and entertainment public relations and marketing firm Thompson Entertainment Group has announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Maiden Dixie. “At TEG we are constantly searching out artists who are making great music and using that music to connect with their fans on the road,” says Thompson Entertainment Group President Chuck Thompson. “Maiden Dixie has logged an impressive number of live shows since first stepping onto the stage in 2011. Their musicianship, their high energy stage show and their potent mix of great songs has already made them one of the most sought-after bands at venues across the midwest. We look forward to working with the band to bring their music to a wider audience.” Booked by Gregg Schmitt at The Music Works, Maiden Dixie’s summer tour will cover five states. Maiden Dixie joins an eclectic roster at TEG that includes classic rockers Brownsville Station, The J Carl Smith Project and singer/songwriter Olivia J” - minnesotacountry.com, minnesotacountry.com
"As a kid, Jonathan Krentz probably wouldn’t have predicted that one day he’d end up starting and playing lead guitar in one of the Midwest’s most well-known country bands.
That’s not to say that Krentz wasn’t musically inclined as a youngster, or that he didn’t have dreams of playing in his own band. It’s just that country music was never really his thing.
Growing up in Watertown, it was always all about classic rock for Krentz. His love of bands like Led Zeppelin is what ultimately led him to enlist in the National Guard band after high school, and eventually, to a surprising year-long deployment to Iraq."
“This weekend something is happening in Sioux Falls, that many people won’t even think about. We have two shows, at two different venues and that’s not uncommon. But this weekend we have a band trying to break through and an artist who currently has a song in the top ten. Maiden Dixie is set to play Wylie’s Tavern in Sioux Falls (6th and Main). They would be the band trying to break through. Maiden Dixie is headquartered out of Minneapolis and are touring regionally.” - JD Collins, kikn.com
"I have had Maiden Dixie in studio a couple different times and have been to a number of shows, including their performance at Winstock Country Music Festival this past June, where the EARNED a bunch of new fans... Maiden Dixie is a group of young, very talented musicians who love country music and they keep people dancing from start to finish, you just have fun when Maiden Dixie is on stage. They all carry so much charisma with them on and off the stage, they just draw you in and make you want to catch the next Maiden Dixie show." - Matt Fallon, 98 Country Radio