Poppa Bear Norton
Original Country Music with Redneck Humor
Who is Poppa Bear Norton? Hailing from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Poppa Bear Norton proclaim themselves to be America’s only, and therefore number one, daredevil country act! They were recently awarded both the 2018 Midwest Country Music Association’s “Songwriter of the Year” and “Maverick” awards and have been described as hilarious hillbilly music and a two-man country music marvel.
They perform their own brand of country and western music that harkens back to the days of Buck Owens and Johnny Cash, as well as the outlaw era of Waylon, Willie, and Haggard. A time when a song was written like a well-crafted story and performed with passion, sincerity, humor, and refined musical skill that has been lost in today’s modern sound. When “Poppa Bear” (aka The Singer) and “B” (aka The Slinger) hit the stage and fire up their one-part honky-tonk, one-part Hee-Haw styled country show, it’s fast, exciting, fun, and entertaining. That’s what makes it daredevil country.
Poppa Bear Norton is not just a band or a duo, it’s an award-winning act whose musical style, funny stage banter, and captivating lyrics will have you laughing one minute and tearing up the next. Non-country folks like ‘em because they look wild, play fast, and have fun performing a style of music they may have never heard before, in a way they have never seen. Country fans love ‘em because their energy, music, and stage banter remind them of something genuine and familiar, yet at the same time something completely new and different. That’s who Poppa Bear Norton is.
>> Career Highlights
• Chosen as Brand Ambassador for the LIVIN Foundation
• 2018 Midwest CMA Songwriter of the Year award winner
• 2018 Midwest CMA Maverick award winner
• The release of two full-length albums, as well as two successful singles and a new single due out June 2019, and full album due Fall 2019
2015- Tail Lights and Lonely Nights (full album)
2017- American Daredevil Country (full album)
2018- The Ice Shack Song (single)
2018- Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas (single)
"I wish that all performers as talented as Poppa Bear Norton were this easy to work with. They understand that being professional, reliable and likeable is just as important as delivering a great show."
-Host of The Happy Trucker Radio Show KBEK 95.5 FM
"Poppa Bear Norton is so much more than just two guys playing great country music. Their dynamic daredevil country act is a funny, sincere, engaging and completely unique country music experience. It's pure entertainment!"
-The Wolf 102.9 Radio Personality
“From a grand VIP dinner or outdoor marina party to opening for a national entertainer…no matter the type of event, Poppa Bear Norton captures their audience’s attention from the first chorus to the very last note. The singer (Zak “Poppa Bear”) and the slinger (Bronson) will have you laughing hysterically with their jokes, banter and clever lyrics one minute and tearing up over a heartbreak song the next. Their original music is like none other. Instrumentally, vocally and lyrically gifted…when these two tell a story you can see it unfolding like a movie right before your eyes. Extraordinarily talented, genuine, personable and professional, a one-of-a-kind class act you don’t want to miss.”
-Treasure Island Resort & Casino
“While everyone else in music seems to be going down the same path, these guys take a sharp turn down a dirt road and give a familiar yet refreshing new take on country music. Seasoned songwriting paired with top-notch musicianship and genuine personalities make Poppa Bear Norton an act for all ages”
-Board Member, Midwest Country Music Association
>> Basic Set-Up Needs
>> Sample Introduction
The following is a sample introduction you can use when introducing POPPA BEAR NORTON to your audience:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, have we got a treat for you! Hailing from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, these two guys have put literally hours of work into writing, crafting, and preforming their own brand of country western music they like to call daredevil country. They have been called a “Two Man Country Music Marvel” and were awarded both the 2018 Songwriter of the Year and Maverick awards from the Midwest Country Music Association, plus their mommas will tell ya they’re nice boys. The Singer and The Slinger have traveled all over this great land playing bars, honky-tonks, festivals, and fairs – leaving folks entertained and making new friends along the way. They’re excited and honored to get to play for you tonight so please put your hands together for the only, and therefore number one daredevil country duo, Poppa Bear Norton!"
>> Pricing Information
Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.