For this artist, I wanted some outlaw country, but I wanted to add some kind of twist without compromising the style of music, so I gave him an unlikely, but still kind of believable background. I hope to get some time to fine tune this song and get it recorded this week.
When someone mentions outlaw country music, it’s pretty unlikely you think of someone who divides their time between The Philippines, Thailand, and Bangladesh. Along with his parents, Earle Bradley moved to The Philippines from Franklin Tennessee, when his father was offered a job importing/exporting in the ’80s. Having grown up without much access to new music from his native U.S., he would spend hours listening to his father’s aging LPs of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, David Allan Coe, etc. Upon receiving a guitar for his 12th birthday, Bradley solidified his love of country music, performing for friends and at school. Once expected to be the sole heir to what is now his father’s company, Bradley has taken flight to the Americas, working to make a name for himself in country music.