“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash
Perhaps he was subconsciously hearing those powerful words of the man he had respected for years. Emotional and dealing with a bad breakup he turned his car, heading for Charleston, around and found himself at the grave of the great Johnny Cash. After playing a few songs on the guitar he made a stop at Waffle House, put some Patsy Cline on the jukebox and started chatting with an older couple. The husband turned out to be Charlie Louvin who became a friend and professional mentor until the week before he passed away.
Austin Webb’s road to Nashville was no accident. He won a songwriting competition, had a demo made and was immediately offered a publishing and later a record deal with Streamsound Records. He was featured in Country Weekly magazine, played the Grand Ole Opry and his debut single “Slip On By” was a top 40 country radio hit. Country Music Chat talked to Austin Webb about his life, music and what on the horizon for him.
“Country Soul” Its country and soul. I only write songs and lyrics I believe in. They need to be honest at all times for me. No matter what happens as my career progresses,I will always be writing songs. Its what I love most.
Grand Ole Opry Debut
It was remarkable…and spiritual. It felt like a dream from the moment I walked in. My entire family was there. I sang “Why Me Lord” by Kris Kristofferson and dedicated the song to Jesus and Kris.
I love Jason Aldean‘s sound. I would love to work with both Jason and Tim McGraw. My favorite song on the radio though is “Beat of the Music” by Brett Eldredge.
I have too much passion for “work” to have much free time. Im always plotting, thinking what to do next…always learning.
Raise ‘Em Up
This latest single is a fun energetic song. I wanted to show a different side lyrically and vocally and “Raise ‘Em Up” certainly does that.
Watch “Raise ‘Em Up” live below and be sure to download when the song is released on Monday 3/17.
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