Drake White grew up singing in his church’s youth choir in Alabama before becoming one of Country music’s most spirited innovators, earning four Top 40 hits and traveling the country on multiple nationwide tours.
His 2013 debut single Simple Life introduced his brand of Country Soul, which he cemented with 2016 debut album SPARK followed by the EPs Pieces and Stars. In August 2019, he collapsed on stage due to a hemorrhagic stroke, and doctors told him he might never perform again. After undergoing a series of operations to repair his Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) and months of physiotherapy, White has proved them wrong, returning to the road to spread his incredible positivity to his fans. He’s currently on tour with Whiskey Myers and will return to his headline The Optimystic Tour in Spring. He just released his new album, The Optimystic, an inspiring glimpse into the journey he has taken over the past few years.
White has received accolades including Rolling Stone’s 10 Country Artists You Need to Know, The Grammy’s Artist of Tomorrow and the British CMA Awards’ International Song of the Year and has shared the bill with Country music superstars like Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band.
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Stephen Wilson Jr. is a singer/songwriter from rural Southern Indiana. Before persusing music he followed in his father’s footsteps, boxing from age seven through adulthood as an Indiana State Golden Gloves finalist.
Wilson taught himself guitar and moved to Nashville to study Microbiology at MTSU. After completing his degree he started indie rock band AutoVaughn. They toured for over five years and Wilson co-wrote songs as lead guitarist until his creative focus turned more to songwriting and singing.
After the band, Wilson relied on his education, working as an R&D scientist for several years until signing a publishing deal with BMG Nashville in Aug 2016.
He is currently building his catalogue and has had songs cut by Caitlyn Smith and Old Dominion, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, Chase Bryant, Mackenzie Porter, Kameron Marlow, Sixpence None the Richer and Leigh Nash.
Stephen’s first single “The Devil” and a cinematic video for the song came out in September 2019 with follow-up, “Year To Be Young 1994” which is currently featured on Spotify’s Country Rocks editorial playlist, Apple Music’s 5th Gear editorial playlist and was in full rotation at Nashville’s Triple A station, Lightning 100 last year. Wilson recently released latest single and video for “Holler From The Holler”.
Wilson almost always plays a late-70’s gut-string acoustic and some of his main influences are Willie Nelson, Kurt Cobain, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, The National, Glen Campbell and Randy Travis.