Jackopierce was formed by Jack O'Neill and Cary Pierce in their hometown of Dallas, Texas in 1988. The acoustic duo quickly developed a loyal local and soon began touring the country. Over the next ten years, Jackopierce toured the world (3 continents, 10 countries, 44 U.S
. states) selling out venues everywhere they went. They shared stages with the Dave Matthews Band, matchbox twenty, Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Vertical Horizon, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Lyle Lovett, No Doubt, Collective Soul, Train, Semisonic and many others. During that time, they sold over 400,000 records (four independent albums and two on A&M Records).