Andy was born and raised in Niederwald, TX (population 223), the son of former NFL football player Jim and his wife Laura. At the summation of their tenure in Niederwald the family, now including younger sister Katie, made the transition to Wimberley, TX, a move that would eventually be a pivotal and key occurrence in the formation of Texas Renegade. In addition to being named prom king, Andy earned varsity letters as well as all-district accolades in both Football and Baseball while attending Wimberley High School. At the age of eighteen, after listening to Robert Earl Keen’s “No.2 Live Dinner” on repeat for an inordinate amount of time, Andy began to learn how to play guitar and write songs. That same year Texas Renegade formed and, with the exception of graduating Cum Laude from Texas State University, he has been expending the bulk of his time and effort in that capacity ever since. In 2008 the Academy of Texas Music nominated Andy for “Male Vocalist of the Year” however he did not win, which reminds me…Andy is a fan of the Houston Astros.