Drew Baldridge is taking the country music world by storm! His latest single “Dance With Ya” has broken the top 10 mark on Sirius XM The Highway’s Top 45 Weekly Countdown and is currently No. 5 on CMT Pure’s Top 20 Countdown! This is only the beginning for this budding star as his Crossing County Lines Deluxe Edition is available Friday August 28 on iTunes and we are ecstatic to have him as our Twitterview Guest on Monday, 8/31!
You can submit questions that you might want us to feature below. This doesn’t mean you still can’t ask questions the night of the Twitterview. These are just featured by our host Jessica Northey, and she will give you credit like this:
Q @DrewRBaldridge What do you love most about Country Music? via @YOU #CMchat.
Click here to tweet your questions to @JessicaNorthey #CMchat #AskDrew or you can always send anything you want us to ask here or you can leave below. Make sure it is 140 character-friendly and you leave your Twitter handle.
The easiest way to participate is right here on our website! Just use this link to help segregate the tweets and show the ones with #CMchat in them: it makes the Twitterview much easier to follow. You’ll be able to see the conversation in real-time, at your own speed (it’s adjustable) and the #CMchat hashtag will automatically appear on your tweets. A lot of people also participate by using Twitter.com, Tweetdeck, &/or Hootsuite.
MORE ABOUT DREW
As a 12-year-old Drew Baldridge and his buddy rolled his father’s Old MGB in front of the derby crowd because the car wouldn’t even start, the youngster was already a seasoned performer. The duo went on to perform a stellar rendition of “Greased Lightning” with his buddy in the back of the car, fake cigarette in mouth, sliding down the front of the car, and with detailed choreography to match the racy lyrics. You could say it was quite salacious for the small town of Patoka, IL, population 600.
This memory only marks one of the upbeat mid-westerner’s childhood performances. “I’ve loved performing from a very early age. I performed to “Thriller” and “Men in Black” at my elementary school talent show. My mom would make up choreography to go along with the songs. It was great,” recalls Baldridge. “I would take to the dance floor at wedding reception even if no one was dancing just to be able to perform in front of people. That’s when I learned how to win over a crowd. They would all be applauding by the end of the song,” says Drew with a smile.
Standing at 6’1″, Drew grew up playing basketball and baseball, but would perform the “National Anthem” at all his games. “The high school I went to was too small for a band, but no one thought anything of me being a jock and a singer. I used any and every outlet I could to share my passion with others. The openly Christian teenager joined a quartet at church singing bass while his father sang tenor. Later on he began playing acoustic gigs at a nearby bar on Saturday nights. “My Dad stood by me and my preacher told me Jesus didn’t just preach in church, and I could be that light through my music.”