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Drake White is a special breed of renaissance man. The same boy who grew up singing on church stages in Northeastern Alabama now makes country tunes inspired by a lifelong love of Bob Marley. The singer understands that, often, less is more; he’s at his best as he uses simple songwriting to create imagery that takes listeners back to special memories of their own.
It works. The soul-country machine has toured with the Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and Kip Moore and after the May release of 5-song EP Pieces, White’s only going up. He’ll take the stage with his band The Big Fire on Friday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m! Spark even more excitement with our latest installation of Five ‘Cue Friday.
1. Favorite BBQ
Smoked Boston Butt.
2. What artist(s) are you most excited to see at the Smokeout?
Midland, Brothers Osborne, Alex Williams, Walker Hayesand Aaron Lewis.
3. First country music concert
Hank Williams Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama in 1995.
4. Top tip to hosting a great summer party?
A good playlist, Christmas lights, Traeger Grills, cornhole, a fire pit, Nag Champa, frisbee, ENO hammock, s’mores, bug spray, wood and personalized koozies.
5. What’s on your summer playlist?
“Girl in Pieces” by Drake White
“The Best is Yet to Come” by Drake White
“Ramblin’ Man” by The Allman Brothers Band
“Electric Man” by Rival Sons
“Tupelo Honey” by Van Morrison
“Good Kisser” by Lake Street Dive
“Let It Be” by The Beatles
See White live Friday, July, 13 at 5:30 p.m! Check out the rest of the lineup here.
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Prize includes (2) 3-Day VIP Passes to the Windy City Smokeout, a Meet and Greet with Chris Young, Roundtrip Airfare to Chicago, a 3-Night Stay at a downtown Chicago hotel, $150 in BBQ, Smokeout Swag, and entry to the Official Windy City Smokeout After Parties.Enter Now!