Artist of the Month

On a monthly basis, 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 June Artist of the Month is Gannon Adams. Below is our interview with him as he talks about his music and career.

GC: Gannon, lets get Georgia familiar with you. Tell us where you were born, raised and current family?

GA: I was born and raised in Mansfield, Georgia. I have two younger sisters.

GC: Who all would you say have been your musical inspirations over the years?

GA: I am a huge older country music fan. Merle Haggard is my hero, but I have been influenced by guys like Mark Chestnutt, Tracy Lawrence, and Garth Brooks.

GC: When would you say you first performed in front of an audience (not including family)?

GA: One of my first ever shows was opening up for the legendary Merle haggard at the Ryman in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

GC: You have a good blend of traditional country with modern. What do you think is reason we dont see more traditional country acts?

GA: Well I guess modern country music is selling right now. But I believe that traditional country music will make its way back around. There are still folks out there who love that traditional country.

GC: Are you writing your own songs and if so, where do pull from for inspiration?

GA: I have been writing a lot of my own here lately in Nashville with a bunch of different people. Ideas either come from personal experience or just sitting around and making it up as it comes along.

GC: If you could have a beer with any legendary country act, who would that be and what one question would you ask him/her?

GA: I'd have to say Merle Haggard. Even though I met him, I didn't get much time to talk with him and I would like to ask him just how he came about writing all those great songs and would he like to write one with me. Haha.

GC: What is your favorite place to play at and why?

GA: The Crazy Bull in downtown Macon is my favorite place to play. The venue is nice and there is always a great crowd.

GC: If you could go on tour with any one act in country today, who would that be and why?

GA: I'd say Jason Aldean because of how huge his shows are, It would be a rush to play in front of that many people.

GC: What cd(s) are you listening to these days?

GA: I don't listen to a whole lot of CDs and I very rarely listen to the radio. But I listen to everything and I enjoy all music.

GC: What does the rest of 2015 hold in store for Gannon Adams?

GA: I have a lot coming up this year I have some big shows coming up like opening for Charlie Daniels October 12th and at the Georgia National Fair in Perry.