What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Texas Country with a little Pop underneath
Give us a little bio about you.
To keep it short I grew up in a little town in South East Oklahoma, called Hugo. I went Oklahoma State for a year and realized that college was not for me, and dropped out to start a band. I’ve been playing music ever since. Along the way, I dropped the band and started doing solo acoustic shows. I gigged all around the south for years playing small clubs, bars and anywhere that would have me for years which led me to competing on NBC’s The Voice in 2019. Following The Voice, I started releasing my own original music, but then the pandemic hit which caused me to take a step back from music to find my new sound. It’s been 2 long years since I’ve released a song, so I’m really excited to finally get back at it.
What made you go into music?
Riding in the car with my mom when I was little. There was nothing better to 6 year old me than that.
Who are your influences?
This answer has changed for me so many times over the years. Songwriting wise, Rob Thomas will always be one of my favorites. I’ve always liked how he could make everyday normal things seem so big with his lyrics.
Are you a signed?
I’m independent as they come!
You released your new single ‘Let You Go’, tell us more about the single.
“Let You Go” is a song about being stuck in a situation that you know is awful, but not being able to tear yourself away from it. You’re addicted to whatever it is, essentially. It’s a story told a thousand times before, but I’m telling it from my angle now.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing and recording process like?
The writing process for this one was a typical co-write situation for me, with the exception of this particular song not being an idea I brought to the table. Usually when I go into a co-write I try and bring a few different things I’ve already started, but this was more of a last minute kind of thing, so I didn’t have anything in particular I wanted to finish. Luckily the other writer on this song, Phil Mosely, had been kicking this one around for a while, and I really liked the tuning of the guitar, so we went with it. When we finished, I played it for a week straight around my house and knew I had to record it. The recording process was really special to me, because it was my first time being in an environment like that. It was amazing to be surrounded by all of these talented session players. I remember thinking to myself, how lucky I was to get to watch these guys work so up-close and personal. It’s a crazy feeling hearing your song evolve that quickly in the studio. I really can’t compare it to anything else. I love it.
Who did you work with on the single?
The single was written by myself and a guy out of Palestine, TX named Phil Mosely. He’s also the producer on the track and has played a really pivotal role in this new sound I’ve been playing around with over the last year and a half or so.
Will we see a music video for ‘Let You Go’, if so what can we expect from it?
Absolutely! You can expect to see it about a week after the single drops. I’m super excited to roll it out, actually. We shot it with Trenton Johnson over at 613 Media in Fort Worth, TX. The dude is scary good at what he does. As far as what to expect, it’s not a storyline or anything like that. Lots of flashing lights and lasers though…So if you’re into that sort of thing, for sure check it out!
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
I’ve got plans for a new EP dropping in 2023, but but I’m still trying to narrow down exactly when it would be dropped. The hardest part right now is deciding exactly what songs I want on that project. It’ll be a 4-6 song record, and it will definitely be what I consider a “stepping stone” type of project. I think people will finally hear me coming into my own, and see me figuring out exactly where I want to go with my music.
What else can we expect in 2022?
I plan to release at least one more single before the end of the year. Past that, it will be a bunch of TikTok’s, YouTube videos and live shows.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Honestly, I can’t tell you what I see myself doing past the next six months. Haha.. This is a really hectic, and weird time in my life and I feel like there are so many wheels turning all at once. It’s kind of scary, but exciting all at the same time. If you’d asked me that question even two years ago I would’ve said “Oh I see myself touring all over the place playing stadiums and arenas,” but if there’s anything this “post-Covid” world has taught me, it’s to just keep grinding, take what comes my way, and make the best of that instead of trying to plan out so far into the future. I do know I’ll still be making music, if that’s what you’re asking. I’ll always make music. Whether I’ll just be writing, recording or touring. I may not know exactly what the future holds, but I’m really eager to find out.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I don’t really have a saying, or quote I’d say I “live by”. My grandpa used to tell me all of the time growing up, “If you’re gonna be dumb, you’d better be tough,” and I’ve found that to be true more times than not. So I guess that would be my favorite quote or advice I’ve ever gotten.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Extra Strings (I feel like I break way more than the average person)
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
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