One of country music's rising new Nashville singers and songwriters Wyatt Putman is about to take the stage at Crossties in downtown Texarkana on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Wyatt whose hometown is just down the road in Springhill just below Hope, Arkansas is pumped about coming back to his hometown area for an all-new show. A lot has happened since the last time he was here last year, he has been working on a new album with new songs he has written for an upcoming album with plans to release a new single this fall.
There is a lot to be said for Putman who at an early age of 12 years old he learned to play the guitar from his uncle. When he was 15, his dad told him, "If you learn how to do something with it, I'll buy you a guitar."
Well, he learned, got the guitar, and gives credit to his dad and grandpa for turning him on to the music of legends Hank Williams Jr., and the late Merle Haggard. It's been an unusual musical journey thus far, but Putman who is now in his late 20s feels that things are about to come full circle. After hitting what felt like a brick wall, as most musicians do after moving to Nashville, he decided to return home to Arkansas. Not giving up on his dream he continued to write songs and stay in contact with his friends, songwriters, and Arkansas native producer Kent Wells. Finally, it seems he has turned the corner and is getting recognition from Nashville producers with songs off the new album.
Wyatt Putman's success has always been about the music and fans who support and watch his shows. His songs are about how he lives, back roads, hunting, fishing, guns, good ol' country music, and an occasional beer or two off the tailgate of a pickup truck.
When asked, what kind of songs do you like to write about? His response was simple.
"I always find myself looking back home for inspiration when it comes to writing. I look for songs with raw grit, attitude, and authenticity that create energy at a live show that can’t be denied."
I am happy to call Wyatt Putman my friend, and as long as he stays true to himself and humble and doesn't forget where he came from, this country boy from Southwest Arkansas has everything it takes to become the next big star in Nashville.
Let me put it to you this way if Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, and Frank Foster had a kid, Wyatt Putman would be it, because of his outlaw style of music just like them. in fact, he looks a little like Brantley without all the tats.
Get your tickets now to see Wyatt Putman at Crossties. See Wyatt Putman's Facebook page to learn more about this rising star.
By the way, if you missed Wyatt in the studio the other day he was kind enough to perform the song"Fast Lanes," off the upcoming album later this fall.
Check out Wyatt's newest video "What a Dirt Roads For," which was filmed in and around Fulton, Arkansas.