By The Tree
By the Tree was founded in Weatherford, Texas in 1997 by Chuck Dennie and Bala Boyd. As with most aspiring musical groups, By the Tree got their start playing a series of small venues — predominantly churches — throughout the southern and southwestern United States. Their near-constant touring cultivated a sizeable fan base. In 1999 they released two independent, self-produced CDs, which they sold at their concerts.