In the 90's, Bruce Knell and his band Eight Second Ride traveled the country opening for major acts like Brooks and Dunn. After learning his son had cancer, Bruce left the road and focused on his family. His son is thankfully healthy now and Bruce is back to making music. He told us what he's up to now as Eight Second Ride has returned.

Bruce Knell - "In the 90's, we had a tour bus and we traveled and opened for Brooks and Dunn and Gary Allan and Lonestar and just so many others and that's kind of how we made our living at the time".

That ended in 1999 when Bruce found out his son was ill.

Bruce Knell - "We haven't played music since 99. My son got cancer and survived and we just started back up a year ago and I've got all Wyoming musicians."

Now that Bruce and the band are back at it, a world of opportunities are opening up for him.

Bruce Knell - "We're gonna be writing the new song for the University of Wyoming for The World Needs More Cowboys...we're also recording some new music...we're gonna do some stuff in Casper."

You can see Bruce and Eight Second Ride sponsored by Oil City Harley Davidson on Friday, April 19 starting at 8 pm at The Hangar in Casper. All proceeds benefit Hunting With Heroes.

We're excited that Bruce and Eight Second Ride are back in the saddle again. You can keep up with the latest on him and the band through their official Facebook page and check out their music through their Reverb Nation page.