Cary Hudson is the lead singer and guitarist of the alternative country/Southern rock band, Blue Mountain. Cary was born in the small town of Sumrall, MS, located approximately 15 miles from Hattiesburg. Prior to Blue Mountain, Hudson was in a band called "The Hilltops". Blue Mountain formed out of The Hilltops. Blue Mounatin featured numerous drummers, most infamously Frank Coutch, and bassist/wife of Hudson, Laurie Stirratt.