"I have been blessed to have worked with Sticktight the past few years and I am always impressed by his superb performances and musicianship. Sticktight is one of Kentucky's best emerging artists and has a wonderful bright future ahead of him. I always enjoy performing with him whenever he gives me a call."
- Tony Hammons, Montgomery Gentryt
"I have recorded Sticktight in my studio and I found he is an organized great singer, great player, and all around good guy! His band would be entertaining and a good choice for your entertainment needs."
- Mark Dreyer, Mark Dreyer Productions, Nashville Connection, NashVegas Allstars
Born in the heart of Kentucky, Ernie "Sticktight" Akins has had an infatuation for music since he started walking. The name Sticktight came from Country Music Superstar, John Michael Montgomery. When visiting John at his farm, a two year old Ernie Akins was exploring in the woods and emerged covered in sticktights. Mr. Montgomery thought it was historical and said, "Boy, we're going to have to start calling you, 'Sticktight'". Since then, "Sticktight" has stuck!
Sticktight grew up listening to radio and chart topping icons such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Daniels, Montgomery Gentry, and well as legendary Blues, Classic & Southern Rock Bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, George Thorogood, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etc. When performing, you can hear these influences blended into one giving Sticktight a sound of his own.
The Sticktight Band is comprised of seasoned professionals, well grounded veterans with abounding years of performing experience. Their show is a high-energetic charismatic performance that entertains audiences bringing them back for more! When attending a Sticktight concert, you'll be guaranteed entertainment at it's best with a variety of music, keeping crowds on their feet dancing, ranging from Country (Top 40 and Classics), Classic/Southern Rock, Blues, and Original Music.