Monday, July 17, 2006

I know him! I know him!

I get a feed from New York Times everyday with the most popular articles in various subjects. This was the one from Arts:

If You're Looking at Eric Church, You're Looking at New Country

Okay, so I don't know Eric Church...but I do know the guy playing lead next to him!! Driver Williams (he's the one with the shaved head and all the tats) and I went to high school together. I'm not claiming that we were close friends or anything, but I would say that he would know my name. That's right. He would know my name...should it be inserted cleverly into conversation.

Anyway, I guess I should get used to this - seeing people I know make it big. I am from Nashville and all...and there are so many talented people here. It's just crazy. The bad thing about hailing from this city and going to a school that is known for pouring out musical talent and those with a shrewd music business mind is the, sort of, well apathy that comes with it. There is an obligatory congratulations that comes with hearing that someone has "gotten a deal" with a label...but really, I know that means nothing. So many in Nashville have "deals" and they never see the light of day on a store shelf. They don't get the tours. They don't get the fame.

All this to say - go Driver! You're really doing it! So far, so good man. Keep up the good work.

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