Here is our latest MEET with Bryan Frazier! Check out his music, we really enjoyed the sound of his album!
What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
The Chick-Fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich with no pickles.
The Beatles or Elvis? Why?
The Beatles, Because of the collective songwriting genius’s that were in the band.
Lyrics to live by?
“I’ll take years off my life before I take life off my years”-Lee Brice
“Desert Island” album?
Eric Church: Sinners Like Me
What country music artists do you listen to the most?
I’m currently jamming to a bunch of newer artists at the moment.
Tyler Childers, Ryan Nelson, Stephen Paul, Nicholas Jamerson, Dawson Edwards, Erik Dylan, Jameson Rodgers, Jordan Hobson, Luke Combs, Alex Maxwell, Adam Craig, Morgan Wallen, Jobe Fortner, Caleb Conrady and Cody Parks and the Dirty South just to name a few.
They all are putting out different stuff that is unique in their own way, but country to a T.
How do you see country music evolving within 10 years?
The country music industry as a whole is cyclical.
I see it coming back around to what most people would view as more “Real Country” or a 90’s style country with a modern vibe to it.
In the early and mid-’80s, it was all synthesizers and beats in Country Music then Garth hit in 89 and it was steel and rock guitars for the next ten years.
I think we’re at that exact stage again and artists such as Luke Combs, Riley Green, and Ashley McBryde are all creating this new sound with a throwback vibe that is having success and I can’t get enough of it.
Where do you see your musical career in 5 years?
I see myself being a staff writer at a publishing company and playing live shows nationally.
Are there any instruments you don’t play but wish you did? Why?
I’d love to learn the banjo. Growing up in the mountains of Virginia I was around a number of amazing Banjo players and was always mesmerized at the skill that it took to pick a banjo at a high level.
What was the best advice you have received?
Don’t come to town expecting to write with all the heavy hitters of the industry. Dig in and find your own crew so you can all come up together and make something new and fresh to bring to the table.
What advice would you give to yourself at the start of your musical career?
Take your time and don’t rush things. It’s cliche but true, “Good things come to those who wait”.
Where does most of your inspiration come from?
My home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Where I was raised is such a pivotal part of my music. The back roads, the field parties, first love in my Jeep Wrangler. It was all back in Virginia. Any song you hear of mine that I have written, you can bet there’s a piece of home in it.
What do you consider to be your biggest achievement in your career so far?
I have a few in the past year that I’m very proud of.
Having my own round at the Bluebird Cafe, opening for Phil Vasser/Jimmie Allen, and being in the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Parade.
What’s on the horizon for you that you would like to share?
We are heading into the studio to work on new music within the next month and making tour stops this summer in VA, WV, and PA. Check out my website Bryanfrazier.com for dates and information on new releases when they become available!