Flatland Cavalry: Homegrown Texas panhandle country on the rise

Fernando Garcia

West Texas Country | Oct. 7 | Harrah’s Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.

Since humble beginnings in Lubbock, Texas, Flatland Cavalry has embraced its rural West Texas roots.

Formed in 2014 while attending Texas Tech University, Cleto Cordero and company made their presence felt within the Hub City’s songwriting circles and dancehall circuits. Thanks to Cordero’s earnest pen and the band’s blend of country instrumentation, toe-tapping grooves and earworm choruses, Flatland Cavalry quickly became a regional sensation. After recording their sonically sprawling and wistfully written third album, “Welcome to Countryland” at Sound Emporium in Nashville, Tenn., this homegrown outfit is primed for a national breakout. | caesars.com