Madd Hoss Jackson will be headlining their own night at National Tom Sawyer Days this year, and as the video evidence shows, the band has come a long way over the years to get to where they are now.

Friday, July 3 Madd Hoss Jackson will headline the entertainment at Tanyard Gardens in Hannibal. Country band Blacktop South will open the show. Tickets are only $8 in advance and will be $10 at the gate. Tickets are available at County Market Stores in Hannibal, Palmyra and Quincy, and also online.

Trisha O'Cheltree

The Mt. Sterling, Illinois based band has made a lot of inroads into Nashville, especially over the last couple of years. They've recorded a new album there, played several showcases for recording industry executives, made a lot of good contacts, and appear poised to break out big time on a national level. While all of this has gone on, of course the guys have continued to tour throughout the midwest and play plenty of shows for their most loyal fans, the ones right here at home.

We took a look back at some of the fun Madd Hoss Jackson has had, and put on video, and we've picked five that we think give a pretty good idea of what this popular band is all about.

Here's a superb video that helps showcase Madd Hoss Jackson and what their time in Nashville is all about.

Putting their own touch on Tom Petty and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band classics.

Nothing like a little early morning television to get the vocal chords loosened up.

Speaking of television, it's good to know Jim has a back up career as a weatherman if he ever needs it.

And just for fun, some adventures in trucking.