Daily Discovery: Brad Cunningham, “Wings”

Brad Cunningham 600X400Brad Cunningham grew up listening to classic pop and sang in his school choir. He began pursuing music more seriously while at Baylor University, recording an album and assembling a band. He and his band, Man In The Ring, are touring in the midwest this summer. You can find his tour schedule here.

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ARTIST: Brad Cunningham

SONG: “Wings

BIRTHDATE: 06/02/ 1983

HOMETOWN: Columbia, MO


AMBITIONS:  I guess I’d just like to write and play music for a living.  I don’t care if it’s in a church or some smokey bar.  I just wanna play.

TURN-OFFS: #hashtags, handcuffs, and hot beer

TURN-ONS: anything from Chim’s Thai Kitchen, Les Bourgeois Captain’s Cooler’s, and my beautiful wife Ally

DREAM GIG: How about an opening spot for the Turnpike Troubadours?

FAVORITE LYRIC: “The only two things in life that make it worth livin’

Is guitars that tune good and firm feelin’ women”  Waylon Jennings

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Millie Lovett.  If you’ve ever been to the Blue Note in Columbia, MO you’d understand.   One of a kind.

SONG I WISH I WROTE:  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH:  Willie Nelson and four of his closest friends.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE:  the Time Jumpers upright player, Brad Albin,  picked my wife and I up at Rosepepper Cantina in Nashville and took us to see Chris Scruggs & the Stone fox 5.  A pretty memorable 1st anniversary to say the least.

I WROTE THIS SONG: for my nephew Brett’s first birthday.

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