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BIRTHDATE: January 1, 1991
HOMETOWN: Pendleton, IN
CURRENT LOCATION: Nashville, TN
AMBITIONS: To travel around the world making a living bringing the most honest, authentic music I can to the people.
TURN-OFFS: Songs with no emotion, Free bird requesters, and the Green Hills Mall in Nashville.
TURN-ONS: Traditional country music, Southwestern style food, and dive bars.
DREAM GIG: Dream gig would be to play at Red Rocks in Colorado.
FAVORITE LYRIC: “Everything is not enough, and nothing’s too much to bear. Where you’ve been is good and gone, all you keep’s the getting there.” (Townes Van Zandt)
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Myself
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Honkytonk Heroes” by Billy Joe Shaver
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, and Will Ferrell all sitting at the same table.
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Seeing John Fogerty and Willie Nelson together in Indianapolis a few years back.
I WROTE THIS SONG: I wrote this song to describe my opinion about where traditional country and rock and roll genres are heading in. I’m a total believer in keeping tradition and authenticity alive in general, and I thought this song was the most honest example of portraying that. (Especially in the middle of all the manufactured commercial music that is being pumped out and losing more signs of its roots by the day.)