In August 1994, Blightobody won the "Best College Band in America" competition sponsored by AT&T, which led to appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and E! Entertainment News network television. In the same year they were also featured in Billboard Magazine, released the international recording Party Snout on Restless Records and recorded the full length CD Poovy's Grove. The band also received national exposure by performing at Atlanta's Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater in 1993. Blightobody consisted of Todd Turner on drums, Bryan "Big Horse" Williams on bass, John Furr on guitar, and Brian McCarter on vocals and guitar.