Wyatt Putman a Nashville recording artist and local artist from Southwest Arkansas recently came back to his home area for an outdoor concert at Crossties on October 1.

Putman who is from Springhill, Arkansas near the town of Hope has turned his love for country music into a full-time career when he made the move to Nashville, Tennessee four years ago. At only 26, he has come a long way on his musical journey but never has forgotten where he came from small-town Arkansas. So, when the opportunity presented itself Wyatt jumped at the chance to give back to the community and region he was raised in.
On October 1,  Wyatt rolled into town for his Friday night show and made a quick stop by the Kicker studios for a one-on-one visit with me on the air. We talked about what it was like growing up in the country and he pretty much summed it up by saying this.
"I like everything country, back roads, hunting and fishing, guns, good country music, and a truck bed to hang around with my friends while we have a cold beer and talk about everything under the sun from Jesus to Jim Beam."
Then we proceeded to talk about what fans could expect at the show that night while a professional film crew was going to shoot some scenes for his next video. He stated that if you had a truck with a lift bring it to park near the stage for the video shoot. Not only that, during the show, there was a huge bonfire and of course plenty of kinfolks in the crowd including his daddy, mama, grandmother, and grandpa.
Putman credits his dad and grandpa for introducing him to county music singers Hank Williams Jr., and Merle Haggard at a very young age.
Putman best describes his sound, "it's where the asphalt turns to gravel." I'm country as cornbread and I like to play kick-ass country music for rednecks like me."
We ended our chat with him performing his newest single, "Hello Goodbye."
I was very happy to have had the opportunity to bring Wyatt Putman onto the stage that evening and I wish him nothing but the best for the future ahead.
Here's a quick recap of that day.

Visit Wyatt Putman's Facebook page to learn more about this rising star.

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