The Hard Road Band was founded by Lem Pratt and Kelly Baughman in 1990 as an outreach for those who were longing for a different kind of Christen music experience. One that spoke to the every day down to earth struggles of Christens following the long hard road of Christ Jesus.
The band has performed all over Washington State, Utah and Arizona, headlining at churches, fairs and events. In 2004 and 2005 music from the Run My Race CD was showcased at Opryland, USA. 174 radio stations nationwide played several of the songs and two songs made the top 10 on the Christen music charts.
Some of the band members have changed over the years, but the message as stayed the same "Salvation through Jesus Christ." As you listen to the music and watch the videos you will hear a distinct sound that is influenced by Rock-a-Billy, Southern Rock, Rhythm and Blues, and Country. The video 'This Town' highlights many of the group's performances.
Jay Gregory Radio Show:
"That's some pew jumping music!"
San Juan Co. Journal:
"…making a difference in family entertainment."
WMA (Western Music Assoc.)
"He is the real stuff…"
Power Source Magazine, June music review, Nashville, Tennessee:
Run My Race "This album is what I call traditional Country...talent for the whole family, from Grandpa to the youngest."
Chris Bartness (Upright Bass),
Scott Fulcher (Lead Guitar),
Gregg Learner (Drums),
Lem Pratt (Guitar/Fiddle/Mandolin),
Gar Thompson (Guitar)