Hicktown is a country/rock band from Belcourt, ND. Members are Kevin “K.K.” Keplin (lead vocals/guitar), Stuart Medrud (drums), Evan Hamley (vocals/guitar), and Allan Page (vocals/guitar). Formed in 2009 with original members Keplin, Page, Medrud, whom all have been playing music since early teens; recently adding Johnson and Hamley, who have extensive musical backgrounds, lays the grounds for an extremely diversified group. Hicktown has been the backup band for Keplinfest since their beginning and have played along with Ryan Keplin whenever possible, also entertaining locally, and state wide and within the upper Midwest, playing a variety of shows including, weddings, anniversaries, parties, festivals, street dances, casinos etc. All members come from very musical families and have a wide variety of musical influences include classic artists such as Waylon, Cash, Haggard and Strait, with newer artists such as Paisley, Urban, Chesney and Zach Brown to southern rock artists such as Allman Brothers, Eagles, Marshall Tucker to name a few. However, we always hold onto our traditional metis fiddle music. Hicktown covers mainly Top 40 Country, Classic Country and Classic Rock. Hicktown has opened for a variety of Country artists including but not limited to Justin Moore, Gary Allan, Marty Stewart, Moe Bandy, Joe Diffie, Wade Hayes, Daryl Singletary, Rhett Akins, Trick Pony, Joe Nicholas, as well as performances at the ND State Fair, Moondance Jammin Country in Walker, MN and WeFest, in Detroit Lakes, MN.