Nashville recording artist Blane Howard is coming to Texarkana to perform at Fat Jack's this Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Several years ago I had the opportunity to meet Blane Howard during a radio tour. He stopped by the Kicker studios for an interview and I found out real quick that Blane is a talented musician and singer. Growing up in Hot Springs, Ark., Blane always had a dream of pursuing a musical career so he followed that dream to Nashville where he met up with other talented musicians and put together a band. Not only can he sing, but he has become a seasoned songwriter who has written with other Nashville songwriters.

Growing up listening to Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill and classic rockers like AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd heavily influenced his musical styles. He also listened to Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne giving this country singer a unique style of country.

Last year Blane got the chance to sing on the Chevy Main Stage at the State Fair of Texas. He's opened for artists like Blake Shelton, Joe Nichols, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins and Travis Tritt.  Blane also has played the Arkansas State Fair, Nashville's Next Big Twang, and the 2015 CMA Fest Showcases produced by Big Foot Music and Southern Trace Songwriter's.

Blane is known for a song he wrote called "Arkansas Y'all" that placed second in a songwriting competition for the website Arkansas.com. The song represents the love he has for the state of Arkansas and for his beloved Arkansas Razorbacks. As a matter of fact, there's even a Razorback version of the song that has been played numerous times on game day.

Here it is.

"Bout Time" is the title track to Blane's original EP which was released in January of 2013, and is a fan favorite along with “She’s a Mess” and “I’m Moving On."  Blane released his first full studio album last summer titled “Away We Go."  He just released his newest single "Friday Feeling." and said he is looking forward to performing it at Fat Jacks on Saturday night.

His mother has always been a huge influence in his life and since this Sunday is Mother's Day, I asked Blane if he could reflect on what is mother has meant to him.

"My mom has always been my number one supporter and fan, ever since I was 3 years old, and now I'm almost 30. She's always been there for me and I just want to say I love you and thank you for your continued support. She's the one who pushes me to keep going in this difficult career of music and I wouldn't be here without her."

You can get social with Blane Howard at his Facebook page, and Twitter. Make sure to check out his video series on YouTube, "On The Road With Blane Howard."

Don't miss Blane Howard this Saturday night at 9PM at Fat Jacks and I'll be there to do the introduction. Hope to see you there!