Happy Monday, readers!
Meet our new “Music Monday” artist this week, Bryson Jennings.
Bryson Jennings is a rising singer-songwriter that is putting a new twist on country music. Jennings’ progressive music mixes the country and southern rock sounds of his father’s cassette tape collection comprised of albums by Randy Travis, Vince Gill, and Marshall Tucker Band, with the rootsy-pop hooks of contemporary bands like Hootie & The Blowfish. A fan of southern rappers like Nelly, Jennings even rolls some of hip-hop’s swagger into his own spun, creating a style of country music that made room for all of his influences, whether they twanged or not.
Before making the move to Nashville, Jennings worked as First Mate on a series of sports fishing boats, traveling to locations like Mexico and the Bahamas in the process. In his downtime, he’d bust out the acoustic guitar and strum some tunes. It was during a trip to the Bahamas that he made the decision to give up that easy-living lifestyle – which many people would’ve considered a dream job – in order to chase his dreams of being a full-time musician. Building his name as a songwriter in Music City, Jennings has also scored co-writing session with Gloriana, Cole Swindell and one of his musical heroes and South Carolina native, Darius Rucker.
The country newcomer just dropped his catchy, radio-friendly track “Young Nights,” which was written after spending a weekend with old friends in Hilton Head. Bryson is currently on the road with opening slots for artists including: Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch and Sam Hunt. In addition to touring with country music’s A-Listers, Jennings will also be performing at the 2015 CMA Music Festival in Nashville this coming June. For more information on Bryson, make sure to visit his website at www.brysonjennings.com. You’ll even get a free download of “Young Nights” when you check out his page!
Listen to “Young Nights” below.