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North Country Flyers

Lansing and West Michigan – Country / Southern Rock Band

North Country Flyers

North Country Flyers

Band Members:

  • Scott Bates (Drums, vocals, road manager)
  • TJ Kelly (Guitar, lead vocal)
  • Tom Dickson (Bass guitar, vocals)
  • Ronnie David (Lead guitar, steel guitar, saxophone, harmonic, lead Vocals, vocal)
  • Brian Cole (Guitar, vocals)


Genre: Blue Water Country music. Pure Michigan country roots rock. Lead singer TJ Kelly sounds like a cross between George Jones and Bob Seger. Every song on their list is certified dance floor friendly.


Steeped in country music traditions, fluent in funky blues and Southern Rock, the Grammy nominated North Country Flyers are Americana with Pure Michigan blue water roots.

Our New Video from the GMO TV Show….“One Good Ride”

North Country Flyers – “Blue Water Country”

2014 is starting off with a bang. Our song “One Good Ride” was just picked up by a major TV show. Details coming soon…..

I have added the MP3 of our song at the bottom of the page…

We are #7 in the Top 40 New Country Artist Countdown…”One Good Ride”

We had 3 invites to this years CMA Fest, 2014… We played three shows on the Tunsmith Music Stage @4:45 in Nashville

Our very own North Country Flyers Songwriters/composers, Brian Cole and Mark Oliverius,

have just been notified that their instrumental orchestration “Lover’s Charge” is being used for a film and tv placement.

More details to follow.

Just did The ABC Channel 12 Morning show segway into Good Morning America

Also the Hallmark Movie Channel took one of our very own North Country Flyers song penned by Brian Cole with Megan Sloane Linville and Nashville producer Mark Oliverius….

for the November and December Movie… the Movie is called “Snow Bride” starring Patricia Richardson…. the song is called “Wrapped up in love… They played the movie 17 times last year…

Country music legend Lorrie Morgan cut a single of ours, “Wrapped Up In Love”… penned by our very own North Country Flyer,

Brian Cole with Megan Sloane Linville and Nashville producer Mark Oliverius. Video will be on CMT and GAC. We are Honored..

We have worked hard to create a value-added entertainment option for the club owners, fairs and events.

Just Google up “Michigan country band” and you’ll see our top Google ranking – over 2 million listeners and counting –

that’s the kind of social networking clout we would love to share with you!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northcountryflyers

Website: http://northcountryflyers.com/

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/northcountryflyers?profile_view_source=header_icon_nav

Label: Paint River Records

Manager: Scott Bates

North Country Flyers

Band Members have played or opened for:

  • Toby Keith
  • Eric Church
  • LoneStar
  • Lee Brice
  • Justin Moore
  • Chris Young
  • Josh Gracin
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Bret Michaels
  • Blake Shelton
  • Sawyer Brown
  • Bomb Shell
  • Ronnie Montros
  • Neil Young Crazy Horse
  • April Wine
  • Mitch Rider
  • Dotty West
  • and the list goes on…….
Kalamazoo Rib Festival - Opening for Lonestar

Kalamazoo Rib Festival – Opening for Lonestar

north-country-flyers_one-good-ride (1).mp3


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