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Who is wasting their money on muddy pants??? Not Williams Honor! Check out today's #10MinuteTune! Ty, Kelly & Chuck is a country music morning show, waking up your day across the nation from 6-10am. Hosted by Ty Bentli, Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks.
READ MORE - Ty, Kelly & Chuck Mornings - April 26, 2017
Watch this interview and performance video. Reagan Richards and Gordon Brown of Williams Honor appear on Spotlight New Jersesy with Della Crews.
READ MORE - New Jersey News 12 - April 17, 2017
Reagan Richard and Gordon Brown of Williams Honor appear and perform "No Umbrella" on Today in Nashville, an entertainment and lifestyle show focused on the people, places, and events that make Nashville the coolest place on earth.
READ MORE - NBC4 Nashville - October 13, 2016
Reagan Richard and Gordon Brown of Williams Honor appear and perform "Send It To Me" on Today in Nashville, an entertainment and lifestyle show focused on the people, places, and events that make Nashville the coolest place on earth.
READ MORE - NBC4 Nashville - October 13, 2016

It's "Always, Patsy Cline" for Jersey Shore singing star Reagan Richards. "I am living Patsy Cline's life," said Richards, one half of the Jersey Shore country duo Williams Honor with Gordon Brown. "It's not like I answered an ad to play this part. I am Patsy Cline. Me and Gordon are traveling across the country doing country radio and performing songs exactly as Patsy had done."

READ MORE - Asbury Park Press - July 1, 2016
For Asbury Park's Williams Honor - the up-and-coming duo featuring singer Reagan Richards and singer/multi-instrumentalist Gordon Brown - country's appeal in the Mile Square City comes as no surprise. "I have been fighting the good fight for about 15 years," Brown said. "When my band Highway 9 signed to RCA-Nashville, 'country' was a dirty word in Asbury Park. It's tough when the entire music community that you love and feel part of is not open to similarities between how rock and country have fused together over the past few years. And it's so great to see that completely turning around now. This is an amazing time right now and I really feel like this is a chance to give it another shot and show just what Jersey is capable of when it comes to supporting good country music."
READ MORE - NJ.com - August 25, 2015
What will "One Night with Reagan Richards" be like? It's everything from Carrie Underwood to Kiss. Er, Kiss? "This show is very high energy," Richards said. Well alright, then. Richards is the rising star who's a regular on area bills with Bobby Bandiera and Glen Burtnik. She has herself a band of hot-shot players, a setlist of rock classics and lots of costume changes for the show, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 at tonight at Tim McLoone's Supper Club in Asbury Park.
READ MORE - Asbury Park Press - August 6, 2015
Shore-based musicians Peter Scherer, Gordon Brown and Rob Tanico performed together at the first Light of Day benefit concert, in 2001. And this January, they reunited at the main Light of Day concert at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park (the one at which an unbilled Bruce Springsteen played for almost two hours). They performed just one song together, but it was a nostalgic treat, with their vocal harmonies sounding as rich and vibrant as ever.
READ MORE - NJArts.net - July 31, 2015
Fast forward and she is now receiving rave reviews as half of the Jersey Shore's first Country duo; Williams Honor. A project with another established name on the Shore; Gordon Brown, formerly of Highway 9, Samhill and Mr. rEALITY. Like Reagan, this Jersey boy followed his heart - and career - to Nashville, where he worked & toured with some of Country's most notable young stars; Natalie Stovall (Hitstop/Warner Nashville) and Jesse James Decker (Universal).
READ MORE - #SharpNotes - July 1, 2015
In Part 1 of One Afternoon with Reagan Richards, #SharpNotes spoke with the Jersey born and bred performer about the influences that shape her artistry today, her passion for Country Music, her new project as half of Jersey's first Country Duo; Williams Honor - a project with another established name on the Shore, Gordon Brown - and her much anticipated upcoming Revue show; One Night with Reagan Richards.
READ MORE - #SharpNotes - July 1, 2015
"This is when everyone can say country music is alive and well on the East Coast," says Gordon Brown, of the Asbury Park-based country duo Williams Honor. "(Farmborough) is the moment -- this is a big deal." The festival also plays catch-up for New York and Jersey, considering country's dominance most everywhere else in the U.S. "Country music is America's music," says Brown. "It is the most popular genre across the nation. When you are driving in any pocket in America, the only thing you hear is hard rock and country music. The last people to really take it in are on the coasts."
READ MORE - The Star Ledger - June 25, 2015
Gordon's new duo, Williams Honor - with lead singer Reagan Richards, who knows what it's like to work with icons from Les Paul to Bobby Bandiera - is how country music began weaving its way into the Shore's musical sensibilities. They've been touring the East Coast since 'Mama Please' debuted as a single, gaining visibility and connecting to a new audience, "brick-by-brick".
READ MORE - New Jersey Stage Magazine - June 6, 2015

Gordon's co-write "Why God Made Summertime" with on the verge country act Blackjack Billy is the lead off single from their new album out on Reviver Records. It debuted last week on Sirius XM's The Highway with Storme Warren and was added to regular rotation. "This is another notch on the belt for Jersey roots in the format" says Brown, "You have to see these guys live, just amazing." The band will be touring on the single all throughout the summer.

You can get the single here!

READ MORE - Williams Honor - May 15, 2015

Williams Honor will be the first act to kick off Paramount Backstage in Asbury Park on June 13. Sammy Boyd will be bringing the series to town with limited seating on the historic stage of the Paramount Theatre ... where WH debuted on stage for the first time back in January at Light of Day along with Bruce Springsteen, Joe Grushecky and a reunited HWY9.

READ MORE - Williams Honor - May 11, 2015

A familiar face on the Shore music scene, Gordon Brown, will present songwriting seminars at the Rehearsal & Seminar Room of the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, April 16-17 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100 for one day or $180 for both; those attending both can also attend a performance by Brown's country duo with Reagan Richards, Williams Honor, at which they will both perform songs and discuss the process of creating them, April 17 at 8 p.m.

READ MORE - Jay Lustig, NJArts.net - April 7, 2015

Gordon [Brown] cut his teeth in Asbury Park and built his career as the main songwriter and guitarist for national touring acts mR.rEALITY, Samhill, and HWY9 all having releases on major labels. Over the last few years he's been hired to help develop careers and tour with emerging artists like Jessie James Decker, Jackson Harris, Natalie Stovall, and Corey Wagar. He's also been behind the scenes in the studio writing and producing for many new artists, most recently ABC show Rising Star's Audrey Kate, NBC show The Voice's Audra McLaughlin and New Jersey's very own Lo Kloza.

READ MORE - Gary Wein, NewJerseyStage.com - April 6, 2015

The stars of country music come to the Jersey Shore, but do the stars of country come from the Shore? Not yet, but the new Williams Honor just might change that. It's a new duo composed of Gordon Brown, formerly of Highway 9, and Reagan Richards, who's worked with everyone from Les Paul to Glen Burtnik.

READ MORE - Chris Jordan, The Asbury Park Press - March 15, 2015

We've only gotten a taste of what Williams Honor can do, but through the first few tracks, Richards and Brown's mature songwriting and musicianship pours through. The sweeping single "Mama Please," which tackles child abuse is discernibly heartbreaking, but Richards' compelling tone lifts the chorus to a beautiful -- and undeniably catchy --place. You can't help but sing along despite the troubling lyrics.

READ MORE - Bobby Olivier, The Star Ledger - January 30, 2015

The No. 1 mission of the Light of Day Winterfest is to fight Parkinson's Disease, but it has also become a de facto celebration of the musical heritage of Asbury Park. That's a good thing, says Bruce Springsteen, the unannounced headliner at 11 of the past 15 Light of Day Main Events, including Saturday, Jan 17 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.

READ MORE - Chris Jordan, Asbury Park Press - January 19, 2015

The show featured many musical highlights, including a fun set by John Eddie, who entertained with "F---ing 40," the New York grit of Garland Jeffreys, who was fierce on the song "Til John Lee Hooker Calls Me," a sweet acoustic turn from LOD MVP and Dramarama vocalist John Easdale, who performed at four LOD events over the course of one week, and the new alternative duo, Williams Honor, a new country duo with roots in Asbury Park, featuring Reagan Richard and Gordon Brown. The duo's appearance coincided with the recent release of its new single, "Mama Please," on iTunes. A full album is expected in April.

READ MORE - Michele Amabile, Billboard - January 18, 2015

I'm always on board when talented people find each other. It just always makes sense when musicians with common passions throw in and double down for that elusive gold. The culmination of individual experience moves into a collective powerhouse of presentation and style that is tough to beat.

READ MORE - John Pfeiffer, The Aquarian Weekly - January 14, 2015

The stars of country music come to the Jersey Shore, but do the stars of country come from the Shore? Not exactly. Sure, singer Maggie Rose has ties to the area and the Ocean Township group After the Reign is a regional force, but the Shore is not known as a hotspot for country acts. Now, a new duo made up of established Shore talent is making a play to change that. Gordon Brown, formerly of Highway 9, and Reagan Richards, who's worked with everyone from Les Paul to Glen Burtnik, have teamed to form a new duo called Williams Honor.

READ MORE - Chris Jordan, Asbury Park Press - October 10, 2014

It's always been rare for an artist to get signed with a major record label. Gordon Brown, a talanted songwriter from Long Branch, did it twice - in the late 1980s with Mr. Reality and again in the 2000s with Highway 9. Both bands featured a blend of country and rock and roll, creating a rather unique sound along the Jersey Shore. Now based in Nashville, the heart of the country music business, Gordon is back with a new band called Williams Honor with the charismatic lead singer, Reagan Richards.

READ MORE - Gary Wein, New Jersey Stage - October 1, 2014
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