AustinWith this being Memorial Day weekend, the official start to our summer festivities, and July 4 being just about six weeks away, I thought it might be a good idea to introduce everyone to Austin Moody. Many of us in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are familiar with Austin and his music. Austin is going to be one of the artists opening for Craig Wayne Boyd, at our Pepsi Independence Day Celebration at Freedom Hall in Johnson City, Tenn. For previous article about this great event, with full list of the night’s entertainment, click here.

Austin is a Kingsport , Tenn., native currently residing in Nashville. Those of us who live in this area, as well as folks who live in Nashville or get to visit Nashville often have probably had an opportunity to attend one of Austin’s shows.  But there are a lot of folks who have not had the pleasure of getting to know Austin, so this article is for all of them.

austin 1His website is currently under construction, but you can find a schedule of upcoming shows there. I love the first two sentences in the “About” section on his Facebook page.  It reads: “While many country artists work hard to legitimize their country roots, Austin Moody doesn’t need to try. Everything about him is country.”  That says all you need to know, right there.  But, there is so much more.  Austin grew up on a farm, with a pet possum and a horse.  I know there are a lot of horse-lovers out there, but how many of us can say that we had a pet possum?

austin 12(Austin with Morgan King of WKPT-TV’s Good Day TriCities)

Austin’s Dad was a bluegrass fan. Austin started playing banjo and singing at church when he was only eight years old.  He grew up in the right part of the country for a kid pursuing a career in country music.  Close to Bristol (the home of country music); close to Carter Fold, where a lot of Nashville artists went to do shows. He went there to one of Marty Stuart’s shows, and after the show he played a few songs for Stuart’s bassist, Paul Martin, who invited Austin to Nashville to write with him.

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(Pictures are Col. Bill Powley, Austin, and Chris McIntosh, host of WJHL’s Daytime Tri-Cities.
This was to promote a show to benefit F.L.I.G.H.T. foundation.)

There is so much to Austin Moody – a kid from Kingsport who has a pilot’s license; grew up milking 100 goats every day; believes that nothing is impossible (credit’s his Mom with removing the word ‘can’t’ from his vocabulary), has great vocals, and we believe a very bright future in country music.  We aren’t the only ones who think that about Austin.  I found a video that will introduce him better than I can.  Listen to the people in the video below, who have nothing but good things to say about Austin Moody.

RabbitBe sure to check out the website for the Pepsi Independence Day Celebration, they have a full schedule of events posted with lots of great activities for the whole family during the afternoon and evening – all to get you ready for those great fireworks at 9:55 p.m.  And, of course our friends from WXBQ will be there, too! And, someone will win a new car, from the folks at Championship Chevrolet.

In addition to the website and Facebook page, you can follow Austin on Twitter @austinm_music.  If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we hope you will. You will find us @countryschatter.

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With this being Memorial Day weekend, the official start to our summer festivities, and July 4 being just about six weeks away, I thought it might be a good idea to introduce everyone to Austin Moody. Many of us in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are familiar with Austin...