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Bio

About Austin Webb

 

AUSTIN WEBB

 

• Austin is the feature artist and co-writer of Dee Jay Silver’s new single “Just Got Paid” released through Sony/RCA Nashville on July 15th. The track is a fun up tempo summer anthem that celebrates payday and the weekend.

 

• Austin grew up in Williamston, S.C. listening to healthy doses of Motown, R&B, rock, and retro country from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. He also loved authors like Oscar Wilde, O Henry, Walt Whitman and Dylan Thomas, and started writing poetry at nine years old. He knew he was going to be a writer of some sort, and at 16 when he picked up a guitar; he began pouring out his emotions into songs.

 

• During his sophomore year of high school, he started performing live. Austin played Coffee shops, biker bars, bagel shops, store openings, weddings, funerals and anything else to make money gain a name for himself. He worked 25 different odd jobs during his pursuit to make it as a singer/songwriter including working nightshifts on the line building cars for the BMW plant.

I‘ve always had to work hard for everything…nothing was ever handed to me. My family is not very rich, they’re just regular people, so I had to do a lot of things for myself and so I’ve always had a pretty good work ethic.”

 

• Austin’s first trip to Nashville was completely spontaneous after a bad breakup. He turned his car around and drove all night to Music City, stopping at Johnny Cash’s grave about four in the morning to pay respects to the country legend with a few songs on his guitar. On his way back home from the trip, he stopped into a Waffle House, put Patsy Cline on the jukebox, and met a charming older couple. The husband turned out to be none other than Charlie Louvin, (another influence of Austin’s) and the two soon became fast friends. Charlie invited him to play onstage with him that night at the Smokehouse in Monteagle, TN, and when he introduced him, he told the crowd Austin reminded him of Kris Kristofferson - one of Austin’s heroes! He kept in touch with Charlie up until a week before he died.

 

• After winning a songwriting competition, the Nashville Connection, he moved to Nashville and his demo made its way into the hands of renowned producer Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw), who immediately offered him a publishing deal with Red Vinyl Music.

 

• Austin describes his music as “country, soul & rock n roll “within the songs I WRITE I think it’s therapeutic. I try to stay as honest and relevant as possible in the lyrical content. And when I write I’m writing about things I believe in. It’s not exactly what you say but it’s a lot of how you say it. I think that MY music is at its core honest at all times. I moved here to write songs. I would love to be a huge artist someday, but I know I’m gonna write songs no matter what. That‘s what I love most.”

 

• Austin’s top three musical influences are The Beatles, Billy Joel, and Wilco, but he also has tons of songwriting heroes like Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, and Guy Clark as well, and also listened to everything from Nina Simone and Janis Ian to John Mayer and Billy Preston growing up. From the upbeat, “It’s All Good,” to the gut-wrenchingly honest “Getting Even,” his songs convey the real emotions of everyday life in fresh and rousing new ways.

 

• For some examples of the things Austin loves, check out his arm. His sleeve of tattoos includes pictures of his beloved basset hound Archie, who passed away, a vintage radio, a keyboard, a ship’s wheel, and many more. He’s in the studio now working on a brand new project and recently got married in Novemebr.

 

ONLINE:

website: www.AustinWebbMusic.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/AustinWebbpage

twitter: https://twitter.com/austinlwebb

 

PR CONTACT:

Christy Watkins – Aristo PR – christy@aristomedia.com - 615-269-7071 ext. 124