Jerad Bridges is from a small town in Zwolle, Louisiana with big time dreams. He was born on June 17, 1986. From an early age, Jerad loved country music. He would always listen to music and sing along with his favorite artists including Travis Tritt and Garth Brooks. Jerad’s natural ability to sing inspired him to join his church’s youth choir and help out his brother’s band if they needed someone on vocals. He later turned his focus on making a career in the oil field and music was not a priority.
In 2010, Jerad was reunited with an old group of friends who loved going out and singing Karaoke. They constantly wanted him to sing along not knowing his true talent. He was brave enough to enter the local Karaoke contests and was immediately given an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. Jerad felt inspired to take it further and asked his brother to start a country band with him. Jerad’s brother declined but soon joined in when a band was formed a few months later. Bastion Cavalier was the name chosen for the band and the locals were ready to hear Jerad perform.
Jerad’s first public show was in October 2012 with over two hundred people crowded in the bar. He was bombarded with people wanting more so the band began writing their own material as well as play cover songs. The band and Jerad’s musical ability was a blessing in disguise because he was soon forced to quit working in the oil field. Jerad immediately placed all of his money and time into furthering his music career. He was honored to be chosen by his brother-in-law’s management company to be given the opportunity to record in Nashville.