Vevo DSCVRBrandon Lay - Miss & Tell - an exclusive live performance for Vevo DSCVR ARTISTS TO WATCH 2019, an annual series highlighting those that are shaping the future of music.
Brandon Lay’s first hit, “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers,” did a great job of summarizing his West Tennessee upbringing. The catchy portrait cleverly distills the country newcomer’s influences: an ear for music since childhood, a big dose of camaraderie playing high school sports, and life’s values learned from his dad, a Southern Baptist pastor. The 31-year-old’s song has made an impact because it teems with poetic particulars, like the girl who has a “broke-heart necklace and post-game smile.” It’s clocked almost 45M Spotify streams while reminding listeners how emotionally formative school days are. From childhood afternoons where his mom would play Elvis non-stop to hours spent watching country videos on CMT, Lay’s love of music has been in place from the start. He began trying his hand at Georgia Satellites songs at open-mic nights on the outskirts of his hometown of Jackson. Before long he left college and headed to Nashville where he continued to pursue songwriting and performing. Recognition from Music City’s pros bolstered his efforts, and he earned himself opening slots for everyone from Dierks Bentley to Brantley Gilbert. Now with tracks such as “Yada Yada Yada” and “Break Down On Me” behind him, we’re thinking Lay has plenty of miles to go. He’s gotten great response touring with Kenny Chesney and Old Dominion, and his performance chops continue to grow. He crushed his Vevo Artists To Watch session, where “Miss and Tell” and “For My Money” really come to life.
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