Biography

Having had the honor of opening up for the current ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan; imagine a country boy raised on a farm, in a town population of less than 100 people, with its only claims to fame being a church and a grade school. Imagine that boy turning into a man with his music influenced by Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Jason Aldean, Justin Timberlake, Waylon Jennings, Randy Travis, Prince, and Keith Urban. That man is Central Illinois' leading country music entertainer and front man, Ryan Ideus. New takes on old covers, creative originals, seamless transitions of songs, professionalism, strong harmonies, and creating a high energy party everywhere he performs are to be expected at a Ryan Ideus & Feudin' Hillbillys show. Often imitated, but never duplicated... Ryan Ideus & Feudin' Hillbillys are fortunate enough to have the support of MillerCoors and enjoying the third year of a Coors Light sponsorship.  It is difficult to put into words what you feel after leaving a Ryan Ideus & Feudin' Hillbillys show. Simply put, we believe in providing music and entertainment that takes you to a better place for the evening and alleviate your worries of the work week. Thank you to the thousands that have supported us over the last 9 years.
 



STYLE:

Quite a bit of country, some originals, some funk, little classic rock, a few pop culture classics and a whole lotta fun! 
Ryan Ideus reads the crowd to cater the setlist accordingly.   
All songs are performed live by the creative musicians in the band where you will not find backing tracks or loops.

THE LOW DOWN:

 
For the past eight years, Ryan Ideus & the Feudin Hillbillys have taken their brand of country all over Central Illinois, opening up for the likes of 2012 ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan (2008 and 2009), Neal McCoy, LoCash Cowboys, Tim McGraw, and several other artists. Our style and professionalism are unmatched.

We are THE hardest working band out there with a strict focus on raising expectations of what a live band should bring everytime they play a show.  We guarantee the bar will be raised after we play in terms of professionalism, entertainment quality, and production.

Take a tour of the website and see......better yet; come out to a show and let us prove it to you live.

About Us

MEMBERS:
Derrick Roy - Drums / Bookings
Pesotum, IL

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Wes Sperry – Bass / Vocals
Washington, IL

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Rod Evans – Lead Guitar / Vocals
Neoga, IL
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Patrick Sheppard - Lead Guitar / Vocals
Hoopeston, IL
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Brad Jones - Production Manager
Mahomet, IL
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Anthony Mills - Lighting Director
Hoopeston, IL
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Brandon Carswell - Photographer
Urbana, IL
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THE LOW DOWN.......cont'd...........


For the past nine years, Ryan Ideus & the Feudin Hillbillys have taken their brand of country all over Central Illinois, opening up for the likes of Luke Bryan, Jerrod Nieman, Brett Eldridge, Drew Baldridge, Neal McCoy, LoCash Cowboys, and Tim McGraw.  Our style and professionalism are unmatched.

Some places ran out of beer and some have just plain run out of room.  We make it our goal to be THE hardest working band out there before, during, and after showtime.  We promise to raise the bar for any future band after we play.......period.  Simply ask places we played how many breaks we DON'T take and our point is proven.  We have been known to play 3 hours straight on numerous occassions giving many their best night ever, either thru beer or attendance.

Our goal is simple, great music, great show, great fun, for great people.

Thank you for your interest and time and try to hear AND see a show!

Peace and Love

Ryan Ideus & The Feudin Hillbillys