|BRYAN WHITE PLAYS THE LISTENING
It was a nice evening for sitting back,
relaxing, and enjoying some good country
music and stories at the Listening Room on
Sunday night. Bryan White performed many
of his hits from the 90s, such as "Rebecca
Lynn", "Someone Else's Star", and "So Much
For Pretending". A clear crowd favorite
was "Not Supposed To Love You Anymore".
Personally, I loved hearing "Sitting On
Go", and "Get It Together" as well.
"What happened to the 90's?" Bryan
jokes, as we're transported back in time
with stories from the good ole days.
Kicking it back all the way, Look At Me
Now was the first song ever written by
Bryan and songwriter friend Derek George.
Before performing Rebecca Lynn he shares
the story of how he found the song. "So
glad I got to record this song." Bryan
says, adding that he found it in his first
batch of songs, after hearing what a big
deal it is to find that one hit song. And
for many remembering Bryan White, that is
the song they most associate with him.
"I was just a kid wanting to be in the
middle of things somewhere." Bryan shares
about entering the music industry at the
age of 19. White recalls the first time he
was on the talk show Regis & Kelly.
They had wanted him to be an auctioneer
and he was so nervous, he called up his
dad. But the show had to go on. "I can't
say no to Regis." Bryan recalls.
Talking about his songs brings back
memories for Bryan, but in a different
way. While the fans remember when they
first heard the song, and the people and
occasion it reminds them of, Bryan
remembers the songwriter associated with
the song and the studio recording
It was a casual, laid back setting at the
Listening Room. So much show Bryan shared
the spotlight with others. His two buddies
onstage each performed, one a Bryan White
song, the other an old rock classic. He
also called nine year old Ella onstage to
perform one of her songs. It was totally
adorable, and she melted everyone's hearts
as she played piano and sang.
At some point talk turned to a rough patch
in Bryan's career. "I lost my voice for
awhile, and I'm still on that climb."
Bryan confides. He got mixed in with some
negative influences, started listening to
them and doubting himself. As fans I'm
sure noticed, there wasn't much going on
musically with Bryan.
"Music is a big deal. It saved my life."
Bryan confides. As someone who has enjoyed
his music for the past two decades I am
happy to see him getting back to his
roots, and growing, both as a musician and
a human being.
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