Brian Milson was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. Brian started singing in junior high school and it grew into a passion. At the age of 17 he picked up the guitar and learned to play. "Our music gives us a chance to express ourselves," Milson said. "For me, it is easier to play my music and sing." After graduation from high school Brian attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The summer of 2003, Brian Milson would often be seen playing around Lubbock and listening to other artists and bands. In December of that year Milson, a graduate from Texas Tech and a business management major started a band, "The Short Road Band" and stated that they "wanted to always keep Lubbock with them," so they used a piece of "The Strip," a spot here in Lubbock where people have to go the buy their alcohol, (this section of the road is also called the short road). Their debut CD, Walkin? a Thin Line, produced by a powerful musician Jondan McBride, includes 10 songs with 9 being written or co-written by Brian, showing the versatility of his writing skills and showcases the band by mixing an array of sounds from a simple two step country song to a classic rock sound on to a powerful ballad. Band members include Brian Milson, lead vocals/songwriter, rhythm guitar; Jason McBride, lead fiddle, harmony vocals; Craig Tally, bass guitar, harmony vocals; and Steve Anderson, drums/percussion, harmony vocals.