More than a decade after leaving Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and stepping off that Greyhound in Nashville TN, I feel like I’ve finally arrived.
With my recent top 40 success at Canadian Radio with my debut record Wide Open I’m only days away from a unique US distribution deal with RacingJunk.com. I’ve been a RacingJunk.com member for four years, and I know this new partnership will put me in front of the right US audience. RacingJunk folks are my kinda people, and I love sharing my life stories that we can all relate to.
I got to “live the dream” during my first 10 years in Nashville. I spent a lot of time learning how to write great songs and working on the business of music. I’ve performed with Mel Tillis, The Bellamy Brothers, Suzy Bogguss, Collin Raye and Brad Paisley.
But on top of all that, I was racing in a weekly racing series at the Clarksville Speedway ¼ mile dirt track, which inspired the title track, Wide Open. I love music, but I’d give it all up to race for a living.
Here are some highlights of my new CD:
--Wide Open has racecar drivers and fans on the edge of their seats from the first guitar lick to end of the song. Pure adrenaline is the only way I can describe it.
-- Bounty Huntin’ Man reveals yet another job I participated in over the past decade chasing fugitives on the run.
-- Thicker Than Blood is one of the only songs on the record that is not exactly about my life, but it definitely has a story that you will not soon forget.
-- There isn’t a guy on this planet that won’t relate to the last song on the CD, World’s Strongest Man, a true story written about my relationship with and admiration for my father.
I love this site and have bought and sold plenty of racecars, trailers and toys over the years here. Now I’m calling on my fellow racers to support my dream! I’ve met a lot of you on the site, and hope to meet a lot more racers and fans and introduce you to my music.
Here’s what one of my fellow track champions and RacingJunk member said about my new CD: “If Wide Open doesn’t get your blood flowing on the way to your local track on Saturday night, then someone better check you for a heartbeat. ;-)”