James Ellis and the Jealous Guys are one of Melbourne’s best-loved country and honky tonk bands.

In 2018, the group released its debut album, ‘It Ain’t Texas (But It Ain’t Bad)’, which won Best Country Album at the Age Music Victoria Awards.

In 2020, the group will release its second album, ‘Country Lion’, which was recorded and mixed in Melbourne and Nashville by Nashville-based producers Micah Hulscher (Margo Price, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell) and Alex Munoz (Margo Price, Nikki Lane).

In Melbourne, they host weekly honky tonk residencies at Cherry Bar and the Rooks Return.

They have supported Justin Townes Earle, Tyler Childers, the Deslondes, Lillie Mae, Leo Rondeau and Birdcloud.

They have been featured on MTV Australia and ABC TV.

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