Music Monday Featured Artist: Corey Kent – Cowboy Lifestyle Network

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Oklahoma-raised nation singer Corey Kent has a narrative, in contrast to many others. Trusting God, listening to his coronary heart, and being humble regardless of many alternatives being thrown his approach are just some attributes of his profession. “I didn’t have a natural ability to play, but I had a natural interest. My parents never had to make me practice, I would lock myself in my room and just play on my own. At the age of 11, I had a music teacher who presented me with the opportunity to play at the local state fair. I literally only knew three songs, but I knew people at the fair wouldn’t stick around longer than three songs anyway so I just looped those for the entire length of my set! These guys walked by and heard me singing then approached me at the end stating they were putting together a Western Swing youth band and wanted me to be involved. That turned into them offering me a position to be the lead singer. At that age, I had no idea you could get paid to play music and that just blew my mind. So of course, I said yes!”

What was presupposed to solely be one present, opening for Asleep At The Wheel and Texas Playboys at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK was an extra 5 years of touring with the youth band. As different band members bought older and moved on to school, Kent was the youngest within the group at 16. He was at a crossroads of continuous to pursue music or be a ‘normal kid’ and simply do sports activities for the remainder of highschool. Later that yr, Corey discovered himself within the nose-bleeds of a Willie Nelson live performance with a scalped ticket. After years of dreaming about being on stage in entrance of an enormous crowd, even to the detriment of him having the ability to really take pleasure in being at a live performance, he discovered himself hustling his approach into the entrance rows close to the stage. On his approach down, he discovered some cardboard and a Sharpie at a concession stand and made an indication: it’s my dream to play a music with you! Two completely different occasions, Nelson noticed his signal, handed him a handkerchief and advised him to place the signal down. After apologizing to the man standing behind him, Kent put the signal within the air a 3rd time. Finally, Willie leaned over and mentioned, “alright kid, what do you want to play?” Kent replied with an surprising answer- a western swing music from the Thirties. Nelson checked out his band, bought them on board, and mentioned, “well get up here!” Corey Kent attributes that second to when he knew definitely that music was what he was presupposed to be doing in life; that one thing larger was at work as a result of he was about to give up music solely.

Fast ahead just a few years, a transfer to Nashville and dwelling the ravenous artist life out of the again of his automobile, sofa browsing with buddies, and transferring again to Oklahoma for faculty, Kent discovered himself being scouted for The Voice Season 8 on the age of 20. After a bit apprehension about making an attempt out, desirous to

“do things the traditional way by just playing gigs and doing the dang thing,” Corey made it by the complete season up till the semi-finals on Team Blake. “I couldn’t make up my story even if I wanted to. Things just happened. The older I get, the more I truly believe that if something is meant to happen, against all odds, it’s going to happen in some way, somehow. There’s always some way to overcome all seemingly impossible circumstances.”

Part of the story many could not know is that after The Voice, Kent moved again to Nashville to complete faculty on-line in his junior yr. “To make a long story short, I had put together a band when I got back to Nashville. We were approached by a major record label with a contract offer and something just didn’t feel right. I respectfully declined the offer. At that moment, everyone except my then-girlfriend (now wife) told me I was crazy. That I was passing up a huge opportunity that may not come along again. I listened to my heart, despite the possibility of something like that never coming along again, and fast forward five years- I now have that same major label, along with four others, offering me contracts. Waiting and following my instincts paid off and I couldn’t feel more blessed to be where I am now.”

Check out Corey Kent’s newest single launch, Wild As Her on all streaming platforms.

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Running on Dutch Bros espresso and my love of journey, I’m all the time up for an journey. I imagine in exploring new locations and drunken nights round a campfire. Unpopular opinion or not, Cards Against Humanity is the very best recreation ever created. @lindsiriancreative

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