After time away from the major label life and Nashville itself, talented singer Bradley Gaskin is ready to return and has signed to 30A Life Records. The first order of business with the deal in his pocket? To work with Keith Stegall, the longtime producer of Alan Jackson and many other great artists, on a new record set to release later this year.
"Singers are a dime a dozen,” says Stegall. “Exceptional artists aren’t. Make no mistake. Bradley Gaskin is an artist.”
30A Life Records President Jack Cole shares, “I met Bradley in 2011 at The Rendezvous in Memphis — he was performing a show there and happened to sit down right beside me. I had just heard his song on the radio a few weeks before and couldn’t believe he was sitting next to me. We hit it off from that point on and have been great friends ever since. When I heard ‘Mr. Bartender’ on the radio for the first time, it made me stop in my tracks. Just an awesome voice — powerful to the core and makes you believe in what he’s singing.”
Gaskin says, “Unfinished business — more songs to record, more songs to write and allow my fans to hear, more shows, more memories, more of a name you won’t forget, which means more country music and more of The Honky Tonk General. My first song ‘Mr. Bartender’ is not how I want my fans to only remember me by. My decision to stop singing, writing and performing has now been overturned. Thanks to Jack Cole and Bob Clark, these ‘ol boys started a record label just for me — to do what I do, write and sing what I want to, and be the artist I feel I’m meant to be.”
“I’ve worked with great people from my past experiences and this time I have another group and team of people that I’m looking forward to working with and to help me continue doing what I love,” he adds. “I believed from our first handshake he and I are about to rock the jukebox again and put Honky Tonk, realness, and feeling back into something fans will love.”
Gaskin is currently finalizing fall tour dates. Gaskin’s breakthrough single, “Mr Bartender,” showcased his powerful honky tonk storyteller voice. He has also written songs for artists like Tate Stevens, Jeff and Sheri Easter and Sammy Kershaw, among others. You can listen to a pair of tracks "30A Blonde" and "Sunset and Wine" on streaming services now.