Alabama native Drake White (Drake White and The Big Fire) started his musical endeavors as a teenager. However, it wasn’t singing and songwriting that was at the forefront of fourteen-year-old Drake’s mind. Rather, it was an education and a future in contracting.
After high school, Drake headed off to college, attending Gadsden State Community College and Auburn University. During his time as an Auburn Tiger, Drake teamed up with a friend who played guitar and the two learned a long list of cover songs together. They started playing a steady Saturday night gig at Wings To Go and, before they knew it, they noticed the crowd growing. It was then that Drake realized what he was put on this earth to do.
He graduated with a degree in building science and began to put his degree to use, working alongside general contractors. When Drake began working with a general contractor in Nashville, Tennessee, his life shifted and he decided to travel off the beaten path and, in lieu of following what his education dictated, pursue a musical career.
Proving himself right, Drake signed a record deal with label MCA in 2013. Under the advisement of the label, Drake released the single “The Simple Life,” a song that peaked at Number 54 on the charts and excited the 2013 Country Radio Seminar attendees for what his future held. What that future held was a plethora of impressive opening slots, including those for Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tyler Bryant, and Channing Wilson.
In 2014, Drake signed on with Dot Records, an extension of Big Machine Label Group, expressing his eagerness to work with Scott Borchetta and the notable team at the label. He recently released his second radio single, “It Feels Good,” which is climbing its way up the charts and putting the name Drake White on the lips of country music fans and industry professionals.
With a single that is about to soar and the Dot Records team behind him, Drake White is an artist we are expecting huge things from in the very near future. To stay updated on Drake and find out what is next for this Country Music’s #CMchat One to Watch, follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and/or his website.