While High Valley’s Brad and Curtis may have been raised in the close-knit, remote community of La Crete, Alberta—the brothers’ music reflects bluegrass roots with a modern pulse. Over years of relentless touring, High Valley has developed a devoted fan base that has devoured more than 60 million song streams, including 30 million for their high-energy Top 20 hit “Make You Mine.” They’ve performed on NBC’s Today Show and were named “Artist To Watch” by Rolling Stone Country, Taste of Country, CMT, Spotify and Pandora. In addition, “Make You Mine” was named “Country Song of the Summer” by Billboard. Their new album, Dear Life, is available now!
To listen to DrakeWhite’s music is to fully experience the soul and rhythm of his upbringing in the Appalachian foothills of Northeastern Alabama. The undeniable sound of his soulful voice has whipped concert audiences across the country into a frenzy as Drake and his band, The Big Fire, raise the roof and summon spirits to life onstage. It’s equal parts Baptist tent revival and amped-up southern rock festival. As you watch Drake crank the energy level up higher and higher throughout the night, you feel as if you’d walked in on a live gospel album backed up by all-stars from The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Of course those acts hit musical pay dirt recording in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, a little over two hours west of Drake’s tiny hometown of Hokes Bluff. The same fire that drives Drake to pour his entire being in to those performances also demands that he continue exploring and refining that country soul sound. It’s all captured in the line, “Trying to stay lost in the moment while we know it’s flying past/We’re just getting started/It’s gonna be a long, long run.” “I do this because it makes me happy,” Drake explains. “I have a great life. I have a great band, and we’re going to be doing this the rest of our lives. I feel it.”