I Knew Her Back When…

music musings, beaverdamusa.comOccasionally, you may be lucky enough to catch an opening act at a concert who goes on to make it big, or if you are in Nashville, you may get to boast that the latest hot artist used to wait on your table at the local restaurant.  Seldom do you have a chance to see someone grow in popularity as she grows up.  

2016-12-07+21.09.50-1Several years ago, my oldest son Will emceed the middle school talent show and proclaimed to the audience that we should remember one of his classmates because she would be going places.  He does appear to have the talents of Carnac the Magnificent, because it appears that Kingston Springs’ own Savannah Conley is taking off.  I mused about one of her Nashville at journey resurrection & savannah

Savannah recently signed a recording deal with Elektra and issued an EP entitled Twenty-Twenty which can be found at all the usual digital and social media outlets.  My favorite cut on her most recent EP is Same Ole Eyes in which she wishes she could “…see her father the way other people do and not through the lens of a daughter.”  Elektra classifies her as a folk artist, but I classify her as a singer with a great voice and vocal range.

It is great to watch her progress from the Harpeth Middle School talent show some eight years ago to going on the road with Brandi Carlile and opening for the one and only Willie Nelson.  My favorite Savannah memory though is her high school graduation night.  She wrote and performed a song for her classmates that night.  I couldn’t tell you any of the lyrics, but the dust was clearly stirred up that night.

Do yourself a favor and snag some Savannah Conley for your music library.  You won’t regret it.

About Zach Clayton

Zach Clayton started Music Musings in 2013, but isn’t a stranger to music. While he may be a mild mannered accountant by day, he always has tunes going and forces his staff at work to play music trivia when they enter his office. He is a self-proclaimed lover of all music genres with over 3,500 songs in his iPod. Zach’s first concert was Eddie Money in Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym in 1979 and claims to have seen Van Halen (all three incarnations) over 25 times. There have only been one or two years since 1979 that Zach hasn’t been to a concert. He also has the uncanny knack of getting to know several folks in the music scene – both out front and behind the scenes. Zach is in the process of indoctrinating his two boys into the rock and roll way by exposing them to concerts and various music while holding them hostage in his truck screaming the mantra – “rap is crap!”

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