Drake White, Alabama native is a songwriter, someone who loves to entertain and is known for his foot stomping musical style is leading the charts with his latest hit, “It Feels Good.” We sat down with Drake to learn more about his musical background, and his Williamson County connections.
Tell us what it was like for you this year at CMA Fest?
I played at the Bud Light stage and Bridgestone Arena. To get all of the fans inside Music City which is now my home- it’s magical! It’s like Christmas, a time for me to go out there and hang out with fans and love on people. CMA Fest is one of my favorite weeks of the year.
Tell us the story behind your single “It Feels Good”?
I grew up in northeast Alabama in the top half of the state on the river. I grew up water skiing, grilling out and having a great time. I grew up with a passion for soul music like the Muscle Shoals type music. “It Feels Good” was my version of Pharell’s “Happy” in a country version.
You will be out on the road with Little Big Town, how does that feel to be opening for them?
I am stoked to be on the road with Little Big Town. It is a dream come true for me. All I can do is get better each day and hope for the best. This is a God send for me and the band. We are so looking forward to hanging out with some of the best vocalist – Little Big Town.
Alabama or Auburn fan?
I am an Alabama native and that was home . I grew up a huge Alabama fan. My grandfather was a huge Alabama fan and very active in Alabama football. We just grew up Alabama fans. However, graduated from Auburn where I majored in Building Science but always kept my allegiance to Alabama. My Auburns friends hated this but my Alabama friends thought it was great. Roll Tide!
Tell us about a special wish you granted as you walked the CMT Awards red carpet?
My wife teaches in Williamson County at Moore Elementary School. We love everything about Franklin, the vibe but most of all the people. That is one of my favorites things about Williamson County is the people. They are so colorful. The geography evokes such a feeling and I love to see and enjoy the four seasons that we have here in Williamson County.
Thanks so much to Drake White for taking time out talk with us. You can follow Drake on his Facebook page for this latest tour dates.