Growing up in southeastern Tennessee, there just isn't too much to do. Just ask Chad Warrix and David Tolliver, raised two counties and fifty miles apart in the area. Both have fond memories of traveling to Hazard, Kentucky - the "Queen City of the Mountains" on the weekends, looking for fun. While a far cry from the sights and sounds of Nashville, Hazard was the social nexus of the area; the only city for miles around to even have a movie theater.Upon graduating high school, the duo went separate ways. David, who had been a child musical prodigy until becoming a basketball star in high school, went on to attend the University of Kentucky in Lexington to study medicine. Chad moved to Nashville, to study music at Belmont University. While Chad entered the music scene the second he arrived in Nashville (Brad Paisley was even one of his classmates), David instead became heavily involved in fraternity life and worked part-time in a burger joint. One day, David made the decision to get back into music, seemingly out of the blue. After asking for his mother's advice, he packed up and moved to Nashville weeks later. Though David and Chad had never actually met back home, they knew of each other's musical exploits - world travels fast in small towns. They quickly became friends in Nashville and began writing songs and performing together. Mixing David's fondness of old-school country with Chad's rock n' roll sensibilities, the two wrote their first song, "Cold", in 2005. Their friends liked what they heard, and the duo began performing together, billing themselves as Halfway to Hazard, a throwback to their humble beginnings as small town country boys. Halfway to Hazard signed to Mercury Nashville in 2006, and released their eponymous first album just a year later. Steadfast country with a tall shot of rock, the duo's first album (co-produced by Tim McGraw) exploded into the country scene with 11 tracks of catchy, countrified rock n' roll. From the slow lament of "Daisy" to the heavy guitar chords and furious drumming of "Countrified", Halfway to Hazard's freshman album has done nothing but impress. Currently, the powerful pair is lighting up stages on tour with Tim McGraw throughout the better half of 2008.
Halfway to Hazard is the country duo, made up of Chad Warrix and David Tolliver, from Hazard, Kentucky. Though Warrix and Tolliver were from different towns in southeastern Kentucky, their band's origins are in Hazard. The name of their band comes from their hometowns, Hazard being the halfway point between their homes. The H2H boys also host a benefit near their hometowns for a local charity, the Buckhorn Children's Center.
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Halfway to Hazard was an American country music duo composed of singer-songwriters David Tolliver and Chad Warrix. Though Tolliver and Warrix grew up in different towns in southeastern Kentucky, their band's origins are in Hazard, Kentucky, which was halfway between their hometowns.
Their debut single, "Daisy", was a Top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in 2007. The song was also featured as iTunes' single of the week on August 6, 2007. In addition, they toured as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's opening act on their Soul2Soul 2007 Tour. McGraw helped to produce the album.
On October 14, 2007, the duo performed the national anthem prior to the Green Bay Packers' home game against the Washington Redskins. Later that season they performed again at Lambeau Field for the Packers NFC Championship game against the New York Giants.
In May 2008, they were nominated by the Academy of Country music for their "Duo of the Year," award. Halfway to Hazard toured again on the Live Your Voice tour with Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean.
A single from their second album, "I Know Where Heaven Is," was released on July 20, 2009. The album, Come on Time, was released on October 19, 2009. Neither charted.
On January 20, 2010, Tolliver announced he was taking an indefinite leave of absence from the duo via their website. All future tour dates were indefinitely postponed. The future of the act is unknown.