Friday, July 26, 2019
7 pm - Small Stage
Adam Sanders - 7 pm
A native of Lake City, FL, Adam Sanders knew at an early age that music would be his life. Most of Sanders’ family had musical talent, especially his uncle Scotty Sanders, a professional steel guitar player, who encouraged his nephew’s dream. After honing his skills performing around northern Florida, Sanders moved to Nashville in 2009. He worked construction to pay the bills while developing his chops as a songwriter. His skills caught the attention of executives at Big Yellow Dog who signed him to a publishing deal.
Sanders first found success in Nashville as a songwriter, penning songs for Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Tyler Farr, among others. One of Music Row’s hottest young songwriters, Sanders has topped the charts with such #1 singles as Cole Swindell’s “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” and Dustin Lynch’s “Hell of a Night.” He honed his craft hanging out with pals like Swindell, Farr, Jon Pardi, Chase Rice and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, and became like a younger brother to a group of hit-bound young talents on the cusp of success.
Sanders learned how to craft a song that was right in the pocket for country radio. He then embarked on his artist career, quickly earning a reputation as an up and comer to watch as he independently sold over 70,000 singles and scored over 60 million Spotify streams. Self-examination led to Sanders focusing on what is truly important to him and what he wants to say to his growing audience. Adam started that foundation in is his latest EP, released in May of 2018 which peaked at #33 on Billboard’s Country Album chart.
In releasing new music in 2019, Adam continues to to lay the ground work for what is destined to be the perfect pendulum swing from the story telling and twang of 90’s country, to the progressive infectious found of today’s.