Steve Moakler has sold out venues across the country and has been featured on several Artist to Watch lists including Bobby Bones, CMT, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone Country, Taste Of Country and more. He is featured on the “Spotlight On Country 2016" playlist on Spotify® and the New Artist Spotlight in Country on iTunes®. As a songwriter, he has had cuts by artists like Ashley Monroe and Jake Owen and saw chart success for co-writing Dierks Bentley's emotionally powerful title-track, “Riser."
It's Steve Moakler's time, and we're incredibly ready for it. The Nashville-based songwriter has been working hard for years, making awesome music not only for himself but for quite a few notable country musicians out there - how cool is it to write songs so good, other people want to sing them, too?! With the release of his latest single "Suitcase," Steve's taking his show across the country, and we had a few questions about what he's up to:
Tell the Feed The Beat community about Steve Moakler in one sentence: Musically, I'm somewhere between John Mayer and Eric Church with my thumb up looking for a ride to a Bruce Springsteen concert.
The past few months have been huge for your song "Suitcase"! What can you tell us about the song? Have there been any big "WOAH!" moments playing it or hearing it since its release? It has been crazy! It's been so fun playing "Suitcase" on tour and hearing so many people sing along with us. The wildest moment though was singing it at The Grand Ole Opry. "WOAH" was actually the the first thing I said when I stepped up to the mic.
What is your biggest "must have" when you're out on tour? A cup of coffee. Preferably a few... I had Taco Bell coffee for the first time a couple weeks ago, and I've gotta say it's pretty good.
When you're playing a show, what's your favorite part about the performance? What does it feel like to play these songs that all sound like they're very important and full of passion? My favorite part about performing are those night when the wall breaks down between us and the audience and we all get swept away in the music. That's what I'm always hoping for and inspired by.
What does the rest of 2016 look like? Can we cross our fingers for more tour dates and new music coming our way? Once we wrap up our headline "Suitcase Tour" we're gonna be playing some festival shows this Summer. Also I just found out there's a couple exciting things happening in the Fall that I can't wait to share! Stay posted...gonna be fun!!