Blane Howard is a Nashville recording artist who grew up in south Arkansas. After high school, he decided to follow his dream to Nashville where he met his bandmates. Blane has been touring the mid-south region of the country for the past few years and making a name for himself in the music industry. When he is not on the road, he stays busy writing new songs with other artists and songwriters in Nashville.
At the age of 3, Blane stood in front of the TV with a blue and green plastic guitar and sang along with Alan Jackson's "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow.” He dreamed of one day growing up to be a country singer just like Alan Jackson. Twenty plus years later, he is chasing that dream he had as a kid. Blane was highly influenced by the music that surrounded him - from the country styles of Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, and Randy Travis to the Classic Rock of Lynyrd Skynyrd and AC/DC. Today he is heavily influenced by the styles of Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and Brothers Osborne. All of these influences have made an impact on Blane's unique style of country, “modern-traditional,” mixing the authenticity of the 90's with the contemporary edge of today!
Last year Blane was thrilled to be asked to perform on the Chevy Main Stage at the State Fair of Texas. He has had the privilege of opening up shows for country greats like Blake Shelton, Joe Nichols, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band and a few others. Blane has also played the Arkansas State Fair, Nashville's Next Big Twang, and the 2015 CMA Fest Showcases produced by Big Foot Music and Southern Trace Songwriter's.
‘Bout Time’ is the title track to Blane's original EP, which was released in January of 2013, and is a fan favorite along with “She’s a Mess” and “I’m Moving On.” Blane released his first full studio album last summer titled “Away We Go.” There are many great songs on this album but you’ll definitely want to check out his fast growing hits “Friday Feeling" and "County Line.”
2016 is already shaping up to be a great year with lots of new venues and shows being added to his schedule including the Red Gorilla Music Festival in Austin, TX, Toad Suck Daze festival in Conway, AR and the StarDaze Festival in Star City, AR where he'll share the stage with Granger Smith.
Be sure to follow Blane Howard on social media for all of the latest career updates, show announcements and new music releases. You can find his complete SHOW CALENDAR at www.blanehoward.com
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