Arlo Gilliam is a professional singer-songwriter from the small coal mining town of Whitwell, TN. With musical influences that span from Merle Haggard to Prince, he has created a unique writing style all his own. Since moving to Nashville in 2001, he has released two solo independent albums and has amassed a wide and constantly growing catalogue. He has toured North America numerous times in the last ten years as a solo performer as well as with major recording artists such as Trent Willmon and Luke Bryan . Since August of 2007 he has been an active part of the country group Emerson Drive, contributing through live performance as well as musical direction.