Straight from Wikipedia:
Corb Lund, the lead singer, grew up in Southern Alberta living on his family's farm and ranches near Taber, Cardston and Rosemary. Lund left his hometown of Taber and moved to Edmonton, where he enrolled in the Grant MacEwan College to study jazz guitar and bass.
Lund was a founding member of one of Western Canada's independent bands, The Smalls, who during their twelve-year career sold over 35,000 of their four independently released CDs. Lund and the Smalls toured extensively in Canada, the United States and Europe, including a stint in Bosnia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. The band retired in the fall of 2001.
Lund then went to live in Austin, Texas to reflect on the next step in his career and write music for five months. Encouraged by the positive feedback he received from audiences in Austin, he and his band traveled to Nashville and recorded a few songs with producer and drummer Harry Stinson, who had previously performed with artists such as Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, and Earl Scruggs.The band supports the recording of their live performances and have approved sharing of live recordings on Archive.org's Live Music Archive.