Andy Hughes is an award-winning, chart-topping singer-songwriter who has spent the last 20 years immersed in the music scene of the Upper-Midwest. For much of that time, Andy has been the front-man and songwriter for the successful ska/reggae band, TUGG. With TUGG, Andy has toured the U.S. with The Wailers, The Dirty Heads, Passafire, and more. A life-long fan of classic country - Hughes counts Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and John Prine among his influences. In the summer of 2017, Hughes released his debut record, “Heartland and Heartache”; drawing comparisons to classic country singers like Cash and contemporary folk artists like Greg Brown. Andy has been busy out on the road supporting the album and playing stages with the likes of Joe Diffie, Horseshoes and Handgrenades, Peter Mulvey, Willie Watson, Jeffrey Foucault, and more.
What Folks are Saying about Andy's debut album Heartland and Heartache:
"...Many have compared Andy’s voice to the likes of Johnny Cash. Following his debut solo record called Heartland and Heartache came “Nowhere,” that has a harmonious country sound that all classic country music lovers can appreciate. " - Colette Patterson, Hits in the Sticks www.hitsinthesticks.com
"The CD’s title song, 'Heartland and Heartache' seems to perfectly sum up the bittersweet mood of the album. This is an album for adults — for people who realize that living brings not only joys but heartaches. Or, as Hughes sings in the albums second song, 'This getting to heaven is putting me through hell.' " -Michael Martin - La Crosse Tribune
“…his debut album, Heartland and Heartache, a reflective, bittersweet, and memorable twelve-track collection which mines classic country melodies and relatable themes.” – The Daily Country www.thedailycountry.com
“…– He has a gentle, folk-ish delivery…” – Robert K Oermann – Music Row Magazine