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Rio Hondo Musician Makes Idol Debut

(This article was written by Lisa Campos and appeared in the February issue of Explore Harlingen Magazine.)

Brody poses with his guitar on the set of American Idol
Photo by Brody Rivers Band

Brody Rivers, lead singer of the Brody Rivers Band, announced on his social media platforms in December that he auditioned for the national television reality singing competition program, American Idol.

Mr. Rivers, from Rio Hondo, Texas, is a modern country songwriter who has composed more than 500 songs. He describes his style as gritty yet upbeat.

His band performs locally at The Moon Rock, Classic’s Bar and Grill, Tipsy Tavern Bar & Grill, as well as several other venues throughout south Texas. You can expect to hear a mix of covers and original songs during their shows.

Follow Mr. Rivers’ American Idol journey on the new season, which will air on ABC and stream on Hulu starting on February 18, 2024. You can listen to his songs, see a list of upcoming shows, or book him for a gig on Facebook (@thebrodyriversband), Instagram (@thebrodyriversband), TikTok (@brodyrivers), YouTube (@brodyrivers), and his website,


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