Lucero is an American alternative country/southern rock band that formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1998. According to their current record label, Liberator Music, their first show was in a warehouse across the street from the Lorraine Motel, the site where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot, now the home of the National Civil Rights Museum. Since that show of an audience of six, Lucero has been touring consistently, even being described as:
… one of the hardest working bands of the last 10 years—on tour significantly more days than they are not…"
The current members are Ben Nichols (vocals, guitar), Brian Venable (guitar), John C. Stubblefield (bass), Roy Berry (drums), and Rick Steff (piano). In their tenure, they have released nine studio, and three live albums.
“Lucero” is a Spanish word that translates to “bright/morning star” in English.