I am excited to share this interview with country singer and songwriter Drew Fish! Get to know where he’s comin’ from, what he’s up to and more below. Also, make sure you follow Drew at:
What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
Sometimes I go with an Italian, sometimes it’s a club, sometimes a roast beef, sometimes toasted, sometimes cold…. haha. I don’t know if I have a favorite. It’s kind of a what I’m in the mood for question.
The Beatles or Elvis? Why?
Nothing against The Beatles, but Elvis all day. I grew up a big Elvis fan. I had all of his movies on VHS, CDs, posters… I even had an Elvis clock on my wall that had legs that swung back and forth.
Lyrics to live by?
“It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” by Travis Tritt. People tend to dwell on what’s going wrong and forget about how great life is. Your quality of life is as good as you make it. When you drop a cup, you have the decision to be mad that something spilled or to laugh about it. I think that everyone needs to take a minute every day to just enjoy the life they have.
“Desert Island” album?
There are a lot of great albums out there. I don’t know if I could choose just one. Turnpike Troubadours “Diamonds and Gasoline”, Wynn William’s new self titled record, Cody Johnson “Cowboy Like Me”, Michael Buble “Crazy Love”, pretty much anything by George Strait, Queen, Randy Travis, or Elvis Presley…
What country music artists do you listen to the most?
It goes through waves. Lately, I’ve been listening to a ton of Travis Tritt, Joe Diffie, and Luke Combs.
How would you describe your “sound”?
I think that we have a modernized 90s country sound. You can definitely hear a honky tonk influence in a lot of our stuff, but we also have songs like “Flood” and “Every Damn Time” that aren’t your typical beer drinkin’, good timin’, honky tonk song.
Where do you see your musical career in 5 years?
You always want to see it go up! haha. I’ve been very fortunate to have support of a lot of other artists and fans that have helped us get to where we are today. The past five years we have been fortunate enough to have multiple number 1 radio singles, a national television debut with over 22 million viewers, and travel the world playing our original songs for sold out crowds in other countries. I couldn’t complain if we were able to continue releasing music, playing shows for our fans, and getting to work with people that I grew up listening to.
Are there any instruments you don’t play but wish you did? Why?
The fiddle. I’ve been slowly trying to teach myself. It’s one of those instruments that you just can’t ever get enough of.
What was the best advice you have received?
Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly has been on all of our records and when we were releasing the first record, I asked him to play fiddle for the CD release party. He had made a comment that I still think about to this day. He said that you make fans one person at a time. When you meet people that listen to your music, be appreciative and give them your attention because they are the reason you are able to have this career. They are spending their hard earned dollar to support your art.
What advice would you give to yourself at the start of your musical career?
It would be a long conversation… haha. I think that one of the things that I would have made a point about is that you need to look at every decision and ask yourself “Is this moving my career forward?”
Where does most of your inspiration come from?
I don’t think that inspiration comes from one place. Inspiration for a song can come from almost anything. Inspiration for our live shows comes from the fans. When you see people singing the words to a song you wrote, it makes you want to write more songs and play more shows and put on the best show that you could possibly put on.
What do you consider to be your biggest achievement in your career so far?
The friendships that I have built along the way. It’s crazy that I can drive across the country (and even travel around the world) and have people that I know through music to meet up and grab a beer with. I wouldn’t have believed you if you would have told me 5 years ago that I’d be writing songs for a record with Hall of Fame Songwriter Byron Hill, Roger Brown, Tommy Conners, and Grammy Award winner Don Rollins.
What’s on the horizon for you that you would like to share?
We just released a new record, Wishful Drinkin’, on February 7th and we’ve got a radio single off of that record, Every Damn Time, that we are hoping is about to go number 1. We’ll be releasing the next radio single here in the next month or two. I’ve also been working with a couple of friends to put together a little surprise that we should have ready to release in mid-June. Can’t say too much about that quite yet though. We were supposed to be in the studio in June to start working on another record, but COVID kind of put a hold on that. We’ve got some videos that we’ll be releasing coming up too! Between now and the end of August, I’ll be having Neon Mondays on Instagram live every Monday night at 6:30 CST where I bring on a different artist each week.
Great interview! Very interesting. Good job!