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Steve Moakler

SiriusXM Presents The Highway Finds Tour

Steve Moakler

Drew Baldridge, Smithfield

Thu · May 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 18 and over

Steve Moakler
Steve Moakler
The versatility of Steve Moakler's music goes beyond his magnetic pull as an artist. The Pittsburgh native moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music in 2006. A handful of odd jobs, hundreds of shows, and a thousand songs later, Moakler has sold out venues across the country and topped the iTunes® chart on multiple occasions. In the last 12 months, he has been featured on several Artist to Watch lists such as: Bobby Bones, CMT, Huffington Post (at #3), Rolling Stone Country, Taste Of Country (at #4) and TIDAL. He has also been featured on the "Spotlight On Country 2016" playlist on Spotify® and the New Artist Spotlight in Country on iTunes®. Moakler's career as a songwriter has seen releases by artists like Ashley Monroe, Jake Owen, Kelli Pickler, Ben Rector and includes the chart success of Dierks Bentley's emotionally powerful title-track, "Riser." Moakler released his debut country single, "Suitcase," which is currently playing on SiriusXM's The Highway and iHeartRadio's The Big 98 (WSIX).
Drew Baldridge
Drew Baldridge
THE DREW BALDRIDGE STORY

As a 12-year-old Drew Baldridge and his buddy rolled his father's Old MGB in front of the derby crowd because the car wouldn't even start, the youngster was already a seasoned performer. The duo went on to perform a stellar rendition of "Greased Lightning" with his buddy in the back of the car, fake cigarette in mouth, sliding down the front of the car, and detailed choreography to match the racy lyrics, you could say it was quite salacious for the small town of Patoka, IL, population 600.
This memory only marks one of the upbeat mid-westerner's childhood performances. "I've loved performing from a very early age. I performed to "Thriller" and "Men in Black" at my elementary school talent show. My mom would make up choreography to go along with the songs. It was great," recalls Baldridge. "I would take to the dance floor at wedding reception even if no one was dancing just to be able to perform in front of people. That's when I learned how to win over a crowd. They would all be applauding by the end of the song," says Drew with a smile.
Standing at 6'1'', Drew grew up playing basketball and baseball, but would perform the "National Anthem" at all his games. "The high school I went to was too small for a band, but no one thought anything of me being a jock and a singer. I used any and every outlet I could to share my passion with others. The openly Christian teenager joined a quartet at church singing bass while his father sang tenor. Later on he began playing acoustic gigs at a nearby bar on Saturday nights. "My Dad stood by me and my preacher told me Jesus didn't just preach in church, and I could be that light through my music."
"It made perfect since to become a country artist. I like to tell stories, and singing about where I come from," explains Baldridge. He recalls his father buying a Dodge Intrepid when he was five years old and the owner threw in a cassette tape with the deal. "Alabama's 'Born Country' was the first country song I fell in love with. We played that cassette over and over. The song rang true to me because my grandpa's childhood home was just down the road, where the house that his father built by hand still stands." Four generations of Baldridge's family have lived and farmed that land in rural Illinois.
"If you have to describe my music in 3 words, I would have to say it's fun, real, and positive," says the singer/songwriter. "I love what Keith Urban says about creating music; 'We don't make music to impress, but to inspire.' I truly believe that you know." One of his favorite songs he recently worked on is "God's Front Porch," which will be released on Easter of this year and will be featured on Crossing County Lines Vol. II. "What a blessing it would be to be in the presence of the Lord on his front porch."
In 2013, Drew signed with THiS Music, joining the ranks of Nashville's most prominent and prolific songwriters. He went on to release his debut EP, All Good and his singles "BYOB" and "She's Taken" became Midwestern radio staples. His new music project, Crossing County Lines is being released in three installments throughout 2015. The first volume was released this past December and debuted at #15 on the iTunes Country Chart. CCL Vol. II will be released April 7.
Known as much as a performer as a singer, Drew brings a rousing, energy-packed show to every opening or headlining date. "I am so very excited for my fans and future fans to hear my song 'Dance With Ya.' I went into the songwriting session with this melody in my head, and I said I want something that I could dance to. That's what we created," says Baldridge. The tune features a horn section, hypnotic chorus and topped off with Drew's signature dance moves, "Dance With Ya" is destined to be a crowd-pleaser.
"I want to build my career the way Eric Church built his. He has an incredible fan base that he gained out on the road, which is similar to what we are doing. "Team work makes the dream work' is the moto me and my band go by." Catch up-and-comer Drew Baldridge and his band on the road in a city near you.
For more information Drew Baldridge and a full list of tour dates, please visit www.DrewBaldridgeMusic.com
Smithfield
Smithfield
Smithfield was founded in 2011 with a dream as big as their home state of Texas. Comprised of vocalists Trey and Jennifer, SmithField took the stage by storm with their memorable music and stunning harmonies. Having grown up together, their on-stage chemistry is undeniably genuine and natural. After more than a year of performing together, the duo headed to Nashville to start a new chapter in their musical career.

Country duos are a unique breed in the music industry. Two voices have to blend perfectly together, and that combination is often hard to find, even in two great singers. Against all odds, the duo has continued to persevere with their music and develop their sound, and found that with a lot hard work and passion that anything can be accomplished. After one year in Nashville industry executives began to take notice and SmithField began to open for established artists including Eric Paslay, Scotty McCreery, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch and Craig Campbell.

Mixing the heavily rock influenced background of Trey and the classical country tendency of Jennifer, SmithField creates a contemporary country sound that's different and compelling. SmithField is set to make another splash this fall with their new single, "Good Ol' Days." The upbeat anthem is the perfect way to end summer and lead into their new EP being released this fall.
Venue Information:
Cannery Ballroom
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://thecanneryballroom.com/