Georgia-Country.com Artist of the Month
On a monthly basis, Georgia-Country.com spotlights a Georgia artist that we feel is furthering their career in country music. Below is our current artist of the month. We hope you enjoy reading their interview and getting to know this artist more. Be sure to check out their music, videos and schedule for the month. If you are a Georgia-based artist, 18 and over, and would like to be considered for Artist of the Month, please contact us with your name and a website to review.
Our May Artist of the Month is Marty Evans. Read his interview below as GC asked him questions about his career in country music.
GC: Tell us about growing up. Where were you born and raised and current family today?
ME: I grew up in Butler, GA and just recently moved to Nashville. I am married to the most beautiful girl in the world and have two amazing kids.
GC: Who were your biggest influences growing up?
ME: I love George Straight and Garth Brooks but I also listened to Oasis and Blind Melon. I feel like listening to all different kind of genres really helped to influence my music and help me to be different from others.
GC: You started writing songs early. What early song was your favorite and why?
ME: Say A Prayer for Me. My dad and most of my family were in the military, so I wrote this song about them and all of the other Troops who have and are currently serving in the military.
GC: Does growing up in middle Georgia influence your music any and how?
ME: Of course it does. I grew up in a little town with one red light. All there was to do was be outside; hunting, fishing, and riding dirt roads.
GC: You're married and have a son. How do you juggle being a father and husband with your music career?
ME: It is definitely difficult because I am currently living in Nashville and they are still in Georgia. I couldn't have made it this far without them though and thank God everyday that he has blessed me with such a supportive and loving family.
GC: What show of yours has been the most fun so far and why?
ME: One of my favorite shows that I have performed was at Taylor County Boondocks. I was in my hometown and surrounded by tons of people that I knew and they were all there ready to have a good time.
GC: If you could go on tour with one act today, who would that be and why?
ME: Either Cole Swindell or Luke Bryan. They put on a great show and I hope to be able to perform like them in the near future.
GC: So many of today's country acts are from Georgia. Do you think there is a reason and what is that?
ME: Yes, because in Georgia, we live country. Dirt roads, hunting, fishing, girls..that is what most country songs are wrote about and we are surrounded by them. We know what its like first hand to be on a farm, go to church, and stay up all night singing music by a fire.
GC: What currently is going on in your career?
ME: I am currently working on my new single Waste Deep and will be shooting a music video for it the end of May. My new EP is set to be released soon and I have so many new songs that I have been writing.
GC: What plans do you have for the rest of 2016?
ME: I will continue to write many more songs with a bunch of great writers in Nashville and meet all sorts of new people. I will be releasing some of my best music and keep shooting forward.