Drew Baldridge - Stoney's Rockin' Country - Country AF Radio are coming together to benefit #LOVEWINS on October 1st, 2021 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country!
In the words of #LOVEWINS: "We want to maintain a level of support for the angel’s families and the injured survivors. We plan to start college funds for the children left without a parent, send flowers to a mother who no longer has her child, and genuinely be there for everyone who needs support. We will forever honor our 58 angels, reminding the world that LOVE WINS ALWAYS."
Please come out and support the Anniversary Fundraiser and Benefit Show on Friday Night, October 1st, 2021
This is an 18 and over show
Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 11pm!
GA 21+ tickets are $15 in advance
GA 18+ tickets are $25 in advance
Drew Baldridge was literally moving cows with his brother on the family farm in Patoka, Illinois, when he fully realized his musical destiny. After years of living in Nashville and experimenting with his sound, Drew understood his new direction. All it took was a trip back to his hometown to get back to his roots. To connect to the country.
"When I was out there, it hit me: I wasn’t making music that was authentic to me. I grew up listening to Alabama, Brooks & Dunn and John Anderson with my grandpa, with my friends. It was the music I was raised on. There are a lot of people just like me who grew up that way, and I want my music to reflect them,” says Baldridge.
That small-town feel is reflected in Baldridge’s newest single, “Senior Year,” which is out now via his own Patoka Sounds banner. Written written alongside Tim Nichols (Hall of Fame songwriter) and Jordan Walker (Luke Combs), “Senior Year” has captured the attention of country radio as it connects with fans whose school years have been “cancelled” due to COVID-19. Students, parents, teachers and more are finding solace in this song as they miss the experiences that come during the culmination of high school. Organic fan discovery led the song to chart on both Billboard and Mediabase with no major label support.
“I have several kids and parents that reach out every day saying this song has impacted them in a big way,” says Baldridge. “Although I know times are tough right now, I am so happy that this song is connecting with people. It is a pretty special feeling.”
“Senior Year” is the follow-up to “Before You” which Baldridge released earlier this year - co-written with LoCash members Preston Brust and Chris Lucas - as a tribute to his fiancé Katherine. Just before quarantine locked the country down, Baldridge was lucky enough to squeeze in a trip to propose to his girlfriend of four years.
“Man, I was so lucky that we were able to get away,” adds Baldridge. “I had been planning on doing this in Paris for so long. But due to Coronavirus, we had to change plans. Ultimately, we were able to make it to Aruba and the proposal was perfect.”