It’s been a while since we had an Indie Spotlight feature and I must say I am super excited to introduce you guys to this new artist! This one is for those of you who love hardcore traditional country music much like the kind that took over in the 90’s. The first time I heard this guy’s voice I was blown away and I’m sure you guys will be too. So let me introduce you to Alabama native, Tim Culpepper.
It would’ve been pretty much impossible for Tim Culpepper to not love country music. The Montgomery, Alabama native’s father is Forrest “Curly” Culpepper who happened to be a big musician/entertainer in the honky tonks of Alabama. As a kid, Tim was introduced to some of country’s legends including Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Robbins, and even Johnny Cash. In fact, he would often spend time backstage with his mother while his father was performing alongside those legends.
At the age of 9, Tim asked his father if he’d teach him how to play the guitar. His father obliged on one condition…that Tim take his craft and talent to Nashville one day. During his high school years he spent his late nights playing at any venues that would allow an underage musician to play. Once he finished high school he made good on his promise to his father and made his way to Nashville.
It was in the famed clubs of Broadway where he was discovered by Honkytone Records. Since then he’s taken the time to work on his songwriting and hone his craft in order to prepare for the recording of his debut album. Now that the album is completed and slated for a release later this summer, he’s hitting country radio with his single, “Ghost.”
When you grow up around people like Cash, Hank Jr., and Marty Robbins, it’s difficult to love anything else but traditional country music. That’s probably why he includes Keith Whitley and George Jones among his influences. When you hear his voice, you not only hear hints of those two country legends but also hints of Gene Watson, Randy Travis, and Daryle Singletary. It’s an incredible voice that completely caught me off guard on my first listen. Needless to say, I’m a big fan now!
You can learn even more about Tim by checking out his website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. You can also view the haunting video for “Ghost” below. Also, we’ll have a short interview with Tim posted in the next couple days as well as a review of the new single.
Official website: www.timculpeppermusic.com
“Ghost” music video