Rising country star Jimmy Lehoux and his music are shaking things up from one side of the country to the other.

Rising country star Jimmy Lehoux and his music are shaking things up from one side of the country to the other.

Nashville, TN (September 27, 2010) – Rising country star Jimmy Lehoux and his music are shaking things up from one side of the country to the other. Jimmy is the SingerUniverse Magazine’s Best Vocalist Of The Month for September. The Studio City, CA based publication chose his performance on the song “Even When It Rains” from hundreds of songs crossing all genres of music. SUM’s editor, Dale Kawashima, describes Jimmy’s vocal performance on “Even When It Rains”, from his as yet unreleased CD Thirteen, as a “rich, soulful performance” and describes the song as “a graceful, midtempo ballad which has a classic country feels reminiscent of George Strait and Randy Travis”.

Meanwhile, back on the east coast Lehoux and his band walked onto the stage at The Big “O” (the Oxford Fair) in Oxford, ME for round one of The Country Up Band Challenge, faced off with four other bands, and walked off as the night’s winner! Just three days later, on Sept 18th, they returned to the same stage to face five more bands, a table of judges and thousands of people in the grandstands. At the end of the night, like a heavy weight fighter victorious at a rematch, Jimmy and the band once again walked away again the winner, this time the recipient of the $25,000 first place award.

“This was a great opportunity to get a bunch of wonderful talent together from across the country. Jimmy Lehoux put on a great show and certainly deserved to leave in first place,” said judge Corey Garrison, the music director of powerhouse country radio station 99.3 The Wolf. As the accolades continue to roll in, it is clear that many people believe just as Garrison does.