From Brandon Lay
EMI Records Nashville’s Brandon Lay will release his debut single, “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers” on August 8. Co-written by Brandon with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, the single is autobiographical and walks listeners through the three biggest influences in his life - music, sports and faith. “My life revolved around playing sports and going to church. Country music was always coming through the speakers. My dad has always been in the ministry. He's a preacher. And my mom was a teacher. If we weren’t at church, or school, it was all about football, baseball or basketball. Basketball was my first love.” Brandon’s debut album will be released in 2018. He co-wrote every song on the album and co-produced with Paul DiGiovanni.
Growing up in Jackson, TN, which is situated between Nashville and Memphis, has resulted in influences from both cities running throughout Brandon’s music. He moved to Nashville after graduating college in 2010 and in 2013 signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell. Brandon has built an established college-based following, touring with the likes of Old Dominion, Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley, Canaan Smith, Hank Williams Jr., Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Randy Rogers Band, to name a few. When not on the road Brandon spends his time in Nashville writing and recording.