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Family Shiloh find musical inspiration At The Cold Copper Ranch

Family Shiloh Promo Photo
Andis Goble
Members of Family Shiloh: (left to right) Colby Pennington, Kimberly Pennington, Chloe Pennington, Patience Pennington, Amelie Pennington, Adeline Pennington, Kassidy Pennington and Jonah Pennington.

Emerging from Austin is a talented group of relatives who have been performing together to smaller audiences for years, but are now being discovered by music fans thanks to their classic country and Americana album At The Cold Copper Ranch. Inspired by the family's time spent at the real Cold Copper Longhorn Ranch in Burnet County, the western style songs get the entire Family Shiloh involved (whose name is actually the Penningtons). Progenitors Colby and Kimberly Pennington visited with Notably Texan's Matt Meinke to discuss the band's origins, what led them to Cold Copper Ranch, life as a touring family band, and more. (Originally aired October 12 on KETR)

You can stream cuts from the Cold Copper Ranch album at the group's Bandcamp Page.

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Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.
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