It's Mardi Gras time in Texarkana this weekend and the place to be Saturday night (3/1) is Hopkins Icehouse in Downtown Texarkana. Texas artist Adam Fears is bringing his brand of country to town.Raised on a hay farm in small town Whitehouse, Texas, Adam graduated from Texas A&M, Class of 2004, in Agricultural Development. While attending, he served in the Corps of Cadets. I won't hold this against him since I'm a avid Razorback fan!

I remember meeting Adam several years ago when he stopped in for an in studio visit. Adam was and still is a very humble and down-to-earth kind of guy. Never forgetting where he was raised with those good ol' Texas roots to boot.

An avid outdoorsman, he learned to love fishing alongside his Grandfather, who maintained a number of lakes in East Texas.

He signed to Faverett Tracks Publishing in 2007 and started writing songs. Adam co-wrote “The Gospel According to Jones” as a tribute to one of his main influences, the great George Jones. A chance encounter with George and Nancy at a Nashville restaurant led the Possum to actually sing the final verse of the song, as recorded by Eric Lee Beddingfield. It would be George’s last studio and music video appearance.

During this time Adam began working with hit songwriter/turned producer Jeremy Stover (Jack Ingram, Justin Moore). Together with Jamie Paulin, they wrote “There’s A Girl Out There,” the first single from Adam’s album Golden Gravel Road.

In addition to being an accomplished singer-songwriter Fears plays the guitar, mandolin and banjo.

His brand new single "Middle of Nowhere" is rising up the Texas Music charts. Check out his website

I'll have an exclusive interview today (2/27) with Adam Fears during the drive home on the Garcia Express in the 5 o'clock hour. Tune in to hear his new single "Middle of Nowhere."

Here's a teaser video on Adam Fears.

Here's more about Adam Fears.

(Source:Promotions/Melissa Collins)