Hello Charlie, glad to talk with you, Let’s start off by asking you where you are from.
I’m from Lexington, Kentucky. I attended school in neighboring towns, Lawrenceburg and Versailles. I then attended college at the University of Kentucky. My major was Telecommunications and my plan was to work in Television.
What was your main inspiration to become a musician and song writer?
Inspiration was typical. Seeing bands perform at the local fairs, on television, etc. My Mom liked rock, and my Dad liked country. I grew up with Creedence and Cash playing in the house. I remember dreaming about playing guitar with a huge band and having a song I wrote being played on the radio. Decades later, it happened. Dreams do come true!
My information and music is pretty much available for free on the web. I’m currently polishing a guitar show that I hope to debut late fall or at least by early 2009. I still write and co-write on Music Row. I do a session now and then. I recently got the urge to get on a bus again and did a few dates with new MCA artist David Nail. I also write with Jimmy Stewart, Brooks and Dunn’s long time fiddle/dobro player. He’s a new Warner Brothers artist that has a CD coming out soon.
Spare time? What’s that? I have a family and career I’m trying to maintain.
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