Bio of Brad Blackwell
Brad Blackwell is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee. At the age of 19, Brad moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee and pursue his dream of being a singer/songwriter. Brad got his first guitar for Christmas at the age of seventeen. “I didn’t even ask for it… in fact, I was a little bummed out..I was hoping for an Xbox 360.”, says Blackwell, but he didn’t let it collect any dust. Brad learned quickly, teaching himself to play by picking up tips off of the internet and before too long was discovering his natural talent for writing songs.
Brad is determined to finish school and graduate with a degree in advertising even if it means passing on some pretty big opportunities. Brad has teamed up with hit songwriter Jim Denton, who co-wrote "Rope the Moon" for John Michael Montgomery. The two co-produced Blackwell’s debut CD “Blue Sky” and collaborated on writing many of the songs on the CD. “Brad is a natural… the whole package and is destined to be a star”, says Denton, who has also taken on the role of managing Brad's music career.
Brad has been building a loyal fan base in and around Knoxville while at the same time making frequent trips to Nashville and NY meeting with music industry execs and co-writing with hit songwriters. Brad’s song "She’s My Rainbow" has been getting regular airplay from several prominent radio stations in Knoxville. “Things are starting to get fun!” says Brad.
Watch for bigger things to come from Brad Blackwell!