BARLEY STATION has become a top Indie recording artist scoring #1 and top 10 songs on a myriad of charts, both indie and mainstream in the US such as FMQB, New Music Weekly, National Radio Hits, The Independent Music Network and overseas on the European Indie Charts with songs that cross into multiple genres. It is about making music for the love of art in musical form.
The mellifluous sounds of Barley Station can be detected not only in their intricately written lyrics,
but also in their sound with layers of real, organic harmonies, driving rhythms, and contagious melodies.
Although the band pulls a distinctive Alternative vibe, in terms of genre, most reviewers, fans, and radio claim that the Barley Station signature is a genre crossover blend of Americana, Country, Pop, Folk, and even Rock/Alternative which is authentic and original.
The band’s founder and frontman, Randy Wayne Belt, cultivated his artistic edge through Musical Theater and Acting. Randy has also picked up the pen, not only as a songwriter, but also as a Music Journalist and is also, contributing writer for Starlight Music Chronicles Magazine. His work has also been published in American Pride Magazine, Indie Habit, and A.V.A. Live Radio.
In 2013, Barley Station were nominated for “Best Country Artist” and “Best Folk Artist” for AIMA (Artists In Music) Awards followed by their nomination in 2014 for “Best Country Artist” and “Best Composer/Songwriter” also at AIMA. The band was a contestant in the 2013 Texaco Country Showdown and has been interviewed internationally by numerous radio and magazine publications, including an extensive interview with the Entertainment Vine. The band has also been featured and performed live on FOX 2 News, and The Dave Glover Show on 97.1 FM in their home base area of St. Louis, MO.
Throughout 2015 they won ‘Best Video’ award for ‘Younger Summer Memories’, and multiple ‘Best Song’ awards from the Akademia Music Awards for ‘10 Nights’ and ‘Younger Summer Memories’.
In 2017, Barley Station was submitted for nomination for the Americana Music Awards in the ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Artist’ categories.
“This group always brings top drawer tunage”
“Barley Station is a rare breed of band that successfully combines all of your favorite genres into a unique sound of their own.”
“Rootsy alternative country at its best… ‘I Found You’ will find itself at home in any country music fan’s collection.”
– Eric De Fontenay, Music Dish Journal
“They blend alternative country and rootsy folk-rock into a style that has all the pop appeal of the classic Jayhawks records, but remains earthy and resolutely unpolished. It’s a win / win for me, and I’m sure they’d appeal to both No Depression readers and fans of first generation country rock”
– Leicester Bangs (UK)
“Barley Station has an addictive “twang” about their music that, honestly, I never knew I liked. In fact, I had to make a new category in the Genre section for Country just for them.”
“this group is not one to get labeled into one specific genre of music. I say kudos to them for branching out and making music they want to make.”
“it’s clear that this is a band that is going in a consistent, forward direction and show no signs of stopping. “Double Star” is brilliant in its Immaculate Conception, composition, and imagery that is evoked when listening but it is also just a small piece of the pie when you consider the capacity and the quality of music that the band has already produced and recorded.”
-CA Marshall in Starlight Music Chronicles Magazine