From The Sylvan Beach Bandstand To The Stage at Tootsie’s in Nashville, Catching Up With Blaine Holcomb [VIDEO]
Looking back on life can seem surreal sometimes. I remember meeting Blaine Holcomb for the first time like it was yesterday, even if it was the summer of 2011. It was warm and sunny at Sylvan Beach that day, I said something really stupid to start the conversation, he shook it off, took the stage and blew everyone away. We catch up with Blaine in our exclusive interview.
We were hosting a local leg of the national singing competition, The Texaco Country Showdown, when this college student from Madison in a white cowboy hat came up to fill out his entry form. Accompanied by a young-looking lady, I said "is this your girlfriend?" He gave me a quizzical look and replied, "no, it's my Mom." Good start to the conversation.
Little did any of us know where this beginning would end. During the showdown competition, The Fulton Chain Gang would be one night's featured entertainment. As I remember it, they met Blaine the night he won the competition. The band would find themselves in need of a singer a short time later and having met Blaine, gave him a call. Wait, this coincidence is just beginning. Following a few practices and a hand full of shows, we invited them to open our annual FrogFest concert. Who would be that year's headliner? Justin Moore.
Now here we are two and a half year's later, Blaine has moved to Nashville to pursue his musical dream. Through hard work and a "never-give-up" attitude, Blaine lands a spot as a regular featured artist at the legendary Tootsies Orchid Lounge. And who would call and want to join him on stage? You got it, Justin Moore.
Check out the video below as we catch up with Blaine. He talks about Justin's appearance, his first year in Nashville and how the south is handling the impending snow storm. I didn't have the nerve to ask how Mom was doing.