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Bio

BIO

Austin Webb – Bio

 

• Austin grew up in Upstate 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 15 when he picked up a guitar; he began pouring out his emotions into songs.

 

• For a time after high school, he went to Atlanta and played gigs up and down the East Coast. He worked several odd jobs during his pursuit to make it as a singer/songwriter, including working on the line building cars at a BMW plant. “I‘ve had to work hard for everything. I’ve always had a fire inside that in turn developed a ridiculous work ethic”

 

• Austin’s first trip to Nashville was completely spontaneous after a bad breakup.  At 20 years old, He turned his car around and drove all night to Music City, stopping at Johnny Cash’s grave at 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 until his death.

 

• 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, who offered him a publishing deal followed immediately by a recording deal.

 

• Austin describes his music as “country soul” I grew up on songwriters and soul singers, that’s where my heart is. I’m a lyric guy that likes to get down every now and then”

 

• Austin’s top three musical influences are Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie. From the radio rips like “Just Got Paid” and “Young Americans “to the gut-wrenching power ballads like “Getting Even” & “Stiches”, Austin’s writing continues to flourish.

 

• With over 15 years of writing, touring and performing in his rearview, Austin keeps his foot on the gas honing his craft. He has earned over 25 Million streams, 140 Thousand online followers and two Top 40 hit singles at Country Radio. As a writer, Austin has earned multiple album cuts and high charting radio singles.

 

• In 2016 Austin married longtime girlfriend Melanie and the two announced the birth of their son Owen in 2017. Both his wife and son have been constant inspiration for his upcoming project to be announced later this year.