Are the Dirt Drifters breaking up or just taking a break? The answer is unclear, as the band makes a sad announcement to fans via their Facebook page:

"Hi all ... we hate to disappoint you guys, especially after all the support you have given us over the past few years, but due to some private, personal issues we will not be going out on the road and will be canceling all upcoming shows and appearances. We apologize for any inconvenience to anyone who had plans to come see us this summer, you know there is nothing we love more than playing music and we will miss you. We cannot thank you enough for your support and for standing by us."

The Dirt Drifters' founding members, brothers Ryan and Matt Fleener, started off as a duo but quickly turned into a band after meeting drummer Nick Diamond at church. Nick introduced the siblings to bassist Jeremy Little, and then the group's last addition was guitarist/vocalist Jeff Middleton, whom they all met at an East Nashville music venue. The five guys have been playing music together for over a decade.

The Dirt Drifters' debut album, This Is My Blood, was released in September of 2011 and spawned the radio singles "Something Better" and "Always a Reason." Read our interview with the band here.

Watch the Dirt Drifters' 'Always a Reason' Video
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