In 2017, the Texas Gentlemen became one of country music's most famous backing bands. Known for playing alongside artists including George Strait and Kris Kristofferson (yes, really!), the group made its own mark on Americana with 2017's funk- and blues-infused TX Jelly, their debut album.

In 2018, expect to see plenty more of the Texas Gentlemen, both in the spotlight and supporting those who are. Read on to learn five important facts to know about the band that's definitely destined for country music stardom — in one way or another.