Second Cup Café: One Flew South

A talented trio of singer/songwriters, One Flew South, has listeners flocking to hear the latest up-and-comers on the Nashville music scene.

Although they are somewhat new to Nashville, they have been playing music and perfecting their craft for many years.

One Flew South, made up of band members Eddie Bush, Royal Reed and Chris Roberts stopped by The Early Show's Second Cup Café on Saturday to sing songs from their debut album, "Last of the Good Guys."

With a smooth blend of harmonies and a classic rock edge, One Flew South brings home a comforting, familiar sound reminiscent of the Eagles, Poco and The Beach Boys.

Once the band teamed up with songwriter J.D. Souther, who has written hits for the Eagles such as "Best of my Love" and "Heartache Tonight," it was a recipe for success.

Bush, a South Carolina native, was destined to play the guitar. He was just 4 years old when he first picked one up and the rest is history.

He landed his first professional gig at age 16 and continued playing the club circuit from there. After putting in his time, he began opening shows for high profile artists like Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, Jefferson Starship, REO Speedwagon, Eddie Money and .38 Special.

Roberts, a New Orleans native, paved the way for himself in New York, where he had the pleasure of meeting future band mate Reed, who hails from El Paso, Texas. Reed, who comes from a musical family, was previously in a successful country-western band and was a studio and demo singer in L.A. until he came to New York.

In a quest to jump-start their music careers, the two headed for Nashville, where they were guided by legendary country music singer/songwriter Larry Gatlin.

Nashville was where the magic happened.

Songwriter Marcus Hummon, whose roster includes six number one hits for The Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, got Bush together with Roberts and Reed.

"From the first moment the three of us sang together it felt like home," Roberts said on the band's official Web site.

"There was something about the way that we all came together," added Reed. "Musically it all just fell into place. It just felt right."
By Melissa Castellanos

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