One of our favourite discoveries of 2016, and a man that will no doubt be one of the big breakthrough acts in 2017 – Drake White. Alongside his band ‘The Big Fire’, Drake has opened arena shows for the likes of Zac Brown Band and Little Big Town, and he stormed onto the mainstream country scene with his hit single ‘Livin’ The Dream’, one of our picks for the top 10 singles of 2016.
In August, Drake released his first album with Dot Records titled ‘Spark’, a truly superb collection of songs with a signature Drake White roots edge throughout. It’s difficult to single out individual tracks from such an impressive selection but the opening track ‘Heartbeat’ was an instant favourite for us and is simply tailor made for Drake’s rocking live shows.
Drake wil be appearing at C2C this year, performing at the after show on Saturday 11th March (sold out). Every year at C2C there seems to be one stand-out act who surprises the masses – this year could be Drake’s year.