Country newcomer Andy Velo stopped by the NMG offices mid-morning Tuesday and went on air on NMGradio.com– the new internet radio station powered by the Nashville Music Guide– with Big Joe Matthews to talk about his latest single “Southern Thing” and more.
Andy Velo recognized his path at an early age and began writing and performing songs that energized and fueled his passion.
Known as a “high energy, in-your-face, take-you-away-for two hours showman,” Andy’s shows draw large, interactive crowds of country music lovers who relate to his songs of heart break, rainy days, good times, love, laughter, and the assurance that life is worth living.
Dedicated to fitness and faith as much as to his fans, Andy’s new single, “Southern Thing” is now available.
Andy has shared the stage with Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, and with Jimmy Wayne, Dierks Bentley, and Brad Paisley on Brad’s American Saturday Night Tour in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In 2010, he released “Hank It Up” to national radio and excitement over that first release developed into the cultivation of a relationship with Velo’s now regional sponsor, Jim BeamTM. The partnership has taken the determined young artist to a whole new level, sharing his music with fans at events like the Jim BeamTM Ultimate Tailgates and various other promotions.
In a short detour from music, Andy has branched out onto the silver screen, counting among his credits supporting roles in 2006’s, We Are Marshall starring Matthew McConaughey. He’s also appeared in One Missed Call and had an action stunt role in The Blind Sidestarring both Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw. Although not pursuing acting with the same singleness of purpose with which he pursues music, clearly performance is the key to this all-American Southern gentleman.
Camaraderie with the audience is the recipe for success for Andy. “My work is like a party. Not only do I get to attend, but I’m the guest of honor, and all I have to do is focus on the music and the fans. That’s where it’s at for me; if the fans like your music and get the real you, THEY want to be a part of it, and they’ll pass you along.”
Andy’s new single is now in rotation on NMGRadio.com and can be requested by clicking the request form on the media player.
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