Get to Know Your Countryfest Second Stage Artists
Countryfest 2018 at SPAC will feature a second stage with acoustic performances by Morgan Evans and Abby Anderson.
When Morgan Evans sings about throwing yourself into love “like your heart ain’t ever been broke” in his U.S. debut single “Kiss Somebody,” they’re not just words from an inventive day in a songwriting session. They’re straight out of his increasingly remarkable life.
He has been named a 2018 “Artist to Watch” by Billboard, The Tennessean, Pandora and more. His first U.S. album, still in production, finds him embodying the breadth of his personality, from crisp and carefree to soulful and tender. But Evans isn’t just upbeat about the music. He’s also grateful for the winding road that led him to this point.
“It’s been a long journey,” he concedes, “but without it, I wouldn’t be as ready as I feel now. I couldn’t have written these songs and I wouldn’t be as sure about who I am. The other thing is, I appreciate everything more now. I appreciate every single day that I get to wake up and do what I’ve always dreamed of doing.”
For everything, there is a season, and for Abby Anderson, this is her time to finally live out her life’s calling. After finishing school, Anderson made the solo move to Nashville at the age of 17, where she immediately began writing, performing and networking in Music City. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, 20-year-old Abby Anderson is a charming combination of a lake loving, outdoorsy, big hair and rhinestone city girl, who loves to put on a show.
Anderson is officially in her season, and country fans are sure to adore Black River Entertainment’s newest writer and recording artist. With a strong army of support already behind her, Anderson is excited for all that’s around the corner. Over the summer, she performed at CMA Music Fest and brought her country-soul sound to life.