There is a new band on the country scene that deserves notice — Lockeland is the breakout country band ready to release their debut single, "Til the Cows Come Home." The new tune will hit the radio airwaves Feb. 28 and will be available via major digital retail and streaming outlets March 8. 

Lockeland features local musical marvel Kyndon Oakes, son of Brad and Tracy Oakes of Independence, as lead singer, Michael Boris from upstate New York on drums, and Mark Vikingstad, of Long Island, NY on lead guitar. Although the three come from different spectrums of the United States, they met in the middle in Music City, Tenn. to "lock the lands," hence, Lockeland was formed. The band is "straight-up contemporary country with a throwback twist," according to their website. Their blend of talents complement each other and their polished, easy-does-it dynamic "intricate three-part harmonies and simplistic, meaningful shorelines are its signature."

The website states if you like the Beatles, Eagles, Brothers Osborne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Diamond Rio, Rascal Flatts or Garth Brooks, then this band is for you. The band has been on stage with Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Their set list includes songs such as, "Domino," "Til I Hear It From You," "Keep Us Young," "Dust on the Bottle," "Blackberry Whiskey," and their debut single, "Til the Cows Come Home." Co-written by Boris, Oakes, Vikingstad and Renn Anderson, the toe-tapping song is a rendering from the "colloquial phrase cleverly coined with nursery rhyme lyrics electrified by heart-pounding drumbeats, rocking guitar licks and smooth-grooving harmonies," according to a recent press release. 

"Kyndon actually got the song idea riding along a roadside in Kansas," said Vikingstad. To which Oakes added with a chuckle, "I wish the idea was clever but I just saw a bunch of cows in a field and the thought just came to me — wouldn't it be grand to be in a relationship 'til the cows come home."

Boris noted, "The production showcases the smooth, yet soaring elements of our three-part vocals as well as the rockin', high energy of the instrumental performances. Our goal is to give the listener a fun, witty love song they can crank up to 11 in the car with the windows rolled down, cruising on an open highway with the one they love in the passenger seat."

The song is produced by Boris and Sean Spence. Marco Promotions and Jerry Duncan Promotions is spearheading the radio promotion campaign. Lockeland is slated to participate in CRS-50, County Radio Seminar, in Nashville, Tenn. Feb. 13 to 15.

For more information on Lockeland, visit their website at