If you’re digging that alternative rock country sound, then you’re going to love this week’s One To Watch singer/songwriter Jacob Powell. Powell gave up on a for sure lucrative career, when he left medical school and decide to pursue a career in country music. Jacob boasts his own unique brand to his respective country sound. And with a format that has been flooded with rock country artists like Florida Georgia Line, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, etc., Powell stands out with a voice that gives off emotion, shows energy and that’s distinct enough to the point to where once you hear it, you know it’s him.
Even though, Jacob’s mother wasn’t too fond of him giving up on becoming a doctor, I’m sure she’s ok with that decision now. After transferring to Middle Tennessee State University’s music business program, he met producer/songwriter Ben Daniel who would in turn introduce Jacob to singer/songwriter Brandon Kinney and later all three would participate in co-writes together. Songs that came about would soon catch the ears of Sony/ATV and land Powell a publishing contract which he would later release a 6-song self-titled EP under.
Jacob Powell has seen his brand grow with his feel good, infectious songs and never quit attitude performances. There’s no doubt that he will have a bright future in country music. He will for sure see his stock rise come November when he hops a ride on Florida Georgia Line’s This Is How We Cruise Tour. Other notable artists on the tour’s lineup card include FGL (of course), Nelly, Thomas Rhett, Colt Ford, Cole Swindell, and The Cadillac Three. Until then, you can check out Powell’s tour dates leading up to the cruise here.
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