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 Joe Webb. Read his interview below as GC catches up with Joe and discuss his career. Then check out his music in videos at bottom of page.
GC:Lets get Georgia familiar with you. Where were you born, raised and now live?
JW: I was actually born in Fort Myers, Florida but moved from there at a very young age. I always called Cartersville, Georgia home because that is where I've spent 95% of my life. I moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2017.
GC: Who were some of your early influences in country music?
JW: I grew up watching my dad pick on the guitar and sing every now and then so I guess that was the first time I was introduced to music, but Id say I fell in love with it when my aunt gave me my first guitar.
GC: What was your first performance in front of a large crowd?
JW: My first performance was in Calhoun, Ga in a small restaurant " That Place " for about 35 people lol.
GC: You spent time in the Army (and we thank you for your service). Did serving influence your music career in any way?
JW: Honestly I always had motivation to join the military, part of me just always wanted to serve. I wouldn't say the army influenced that, because I was playing before I joined you know. I continued to work on my craft during my contract and decided I wanted to chase this thing full time not long before I got out in 2016.
GC: It seems country music has evolved into "modern country", "bro country", "pop country" and still some "traditional country",,, where do you feel you fall into?
JW: I'd have to say im somewhere between modern country and traditional. I try not to put myself in a category, because I feel you should do whatever makes you happy. For myself I do enjoy the traditional, and 90's sound more mixed with a little rock I guess you could say.
GC: What has been the highlight of your career so far?
JW: My biggest highlight would probably be reaching 10K streams on my latest single " Georgia Raised Me ". I do everything as far as booking, promoting, marketing ect, so its cool to see I had a hand along with fans and the word of mouth in spreading the word about the new single.
GC: You recently moved to Nashville. What prompted you to make that move?
JW: Honestly its always been on my heart. It was somewhere I always wanted to be. I loaded my truck up one morning with no plan and showed up here in Nashville. Looking back that was a wild decision but it worked out. I knew if I didn't make myself, id never do it.
GC: What country acts are you listening to these days?
JW: Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Midland, Luke Combs ect
GC: If you go on TOUR with any one act today, who would that be and why?
JW: I'd have to say Luke Combs, I feel like me and that dude could kick it haha. I love how real he is because I'm the same way.
GC: What are your plans for the rest of 2018?
JW: I'm in the process of putting a band together and eventually start touring across southeast and then maybe releasing new music for the summertime.
Thank you guys for the interview!! It means the world ! - Joe