The Lost Trailers is a country music project of songwriter/producer Stokes Nielson. Nielson's first record using the name The Lost Trailers was an album entitled "The Story of the New Age Cowboy" which was discovered by Willie Nelson in the spring of 2000. Nelson was so impressed with the album that he invited The Lost Trailers to perform at his legendary 4th of July Picnic.
Using that show and others with Nelson as a launching pad, The Lost Trailers rose from a hard touring regional act to snagging 3 ACM Nominations and several Top 20 hits on country radio while opening for Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson and many others.
Buoyed by Nielson's songwriting, which was also being noticed by other artists- he was one of the few outside songwriters on Grammy Award recipient Zac Brown Band's Double Platinum Album "The Foundation"- The Lost Trailers were recognized by Mediabase as the most played new country band of 2008.
The Lost Trailers continued touring through 2010, first as opener for Tim McGraw's attendance shattering tour with Lady Antebellum, then as a part of the Inaugural Country Throwdown Tour with Montgomery Gentry and Jamey Johnson.
In 2011, following the lead of artists like ZBB, The Lost Trailers began launching singles as an independent act, opting out of their deal with Sony Records Nashville. They were the only wholly independent act(no ties to major labels through promotion or distribution) in country music to field two Top 40 singles in 2012, the anthemic "Underdog" and the barn-burning "American Beauty".
In 2013, Nielson was tapped to produce music for the June Carter Cash biopic "Ring Of Fire", starring Jewel. Nielson brought in TLT guitarist Charles Longoria, bassist Jimmy Lykens, and drummer Eric Flores to provide the soundtrack for all the June Carter Cash(as adult) and Johnny Cash recordings. The Lost Trailers are set to begin their 2014 summer tour in Mid-May.