Adam Hambrick: Small Batch Songwriting
Growing up in Corinth, Mississippi, country singer/songwriter Adam Hambrick loved to sing, but held himself back from the spotlight because he felt that kind of modesty was more in line with the roots and values of his small-town, and the people who lived there. It wasn’t until he went to college that he started to assert himself as a musician and decided fully that he should give a career in music a try. Moving to Nashville, he initially stayed in the background, albeit as a successful songwriter, with big hits for artists like Justin Moore and Dan and Shay. But with his first chart hit as a singer, Rockin All Night Long (released in 2018), Adam is stepping up to the microphone himself and good thing, because he’s blessed with an uncanny vocal range that belongs on radio. Thing is, his songwriting range is just as uncanny: he compares his talent to those of small-batch bourbon makers: he sees what he does as a craft, which is probably why he can pen stone-cold country songs as Old Habits for Justin Moore and Miranda Lambert, but also be fully present in contemporary country, as his work with Dan and Shay and Lindsay Ell demonstrate. It’s a combination that gives his artistry uncanny potential, and it’ll be exciting to see how his career develops in the years to come.
Published: Thursday November 26, 2020