BYU-Idaho Radio · Jason Deere Interview

After two years of pandemic restrictions preventing concerts throughout the United States, the Nashville Tribute Band is once again taking its show on the road. 

Nashville Tribute Band will tour throughout Idaho and Northern Utah from May 5 - 10. 

“We’ve done some shows since COVID has been over, but this is our first real tour that we have done in a while and we haven’t been to that area in a while,” said Jason Deere, one of the founders and members of the band. “We are so excited to see people that we know and love and see a bunch of new people as well. It’s going to be fun!” 

Jason Deere and Dan Truman formed the National Tribute Band in 2005. They are a unique mix of country music alongside Christian music. The group first started after Deere received a call to be a seminary teacher for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

“I was teaching the Old Testament that first semester and I wrote the album ‘Joseph: A Nashville Tribute to the Prophet,’ and I got it all started,” Deere said. “It changed my life forever.” 

The Nashville Tribute Band has released nine albums and has performed over 1,500 shows across the world. 

Deere says they love performing because it’s a way to connect to the people who have connected to their music. 

The songs are important to the group and they love writing them because of the new perspective that shines on the gospel stories so many people know and love. 

“We love to have experiences that have us look at things from a different angle,” Deere said. “When that happens, sometimes those people or that subject matter really comes to life. We get to see it alive and breathing and working in our own lives. That’s the goal that we try to put out there when we perform, and when we record, and when we write.” 

The Nashville Tribute Band will be in Idaho Falls on Thursday, May 5 at the Colonial Theater. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and there are still tickets available, or you can check the other tour locations here.