Meet Liam Coleman from Charlton, MA
Next month Liam will graduate high school, but he’s already chosen a career, or rather, the career has chosen him. At just 6 years old, he was playing drums. By 6th grade, he was performing in front of an audience of 250 people at a talent show. A few weeks ago, the talented singer/songwriter had his first gig in Nashville, and was on stage just before Carly Pearce. That’s an experience college can’t give you.
You’d never know the singer of “Roadside Bar” isn’t even old enough to be in the bar, from the sound of his voice or his songwriting skills. The depth of Liam’s vocals and lyrics place him in with the “upper classman.” Liam’s commitment, the way he conducts his business and his drive are truly inspiring, at any age. To be this young, and know what you want, who you are, and where you are going is extraordinary.
The maturity in Liam’s music comes with all the years of practice, no doubt. But this old-soul’s experiences along the journey have most assuredly played a role in the richness of his voice, figuratively and literally. Coleman’s been playing in bars since he was 15. He says, “my parents always say, ‘that’s just good parenting.'” The road, the bars, the people, all help give Liam his voice. And it’s all laid out in “Roadside Bar,” his latest single. Liam relayed that the song is like an homage to all the small town spots he’s played and the people he’s met along the road. The towns and the bars may have different names, but they all have the same feeling.
This January, Liam will make the move to Nashville. He’s already been getting national attention, being named by Pulse Magazine as one of their “People to Watch” 2021. He’ll spend the summer touring the country, and no doubt making friends, and writing songs along the way at more roadside bars.
Fire Up The Coleman
Liam waves his love-for-90s-country flag proudly in his latest release, “Roadside Bar”
- From: Charlton Massachusetts
- Current single: “Roadside Bar”
- What lead you to music: Grew up around music my whole life and always loved singing and dancing. I always knew I wanted to do something with music.
- How old when you started: 6
- First country song you learned: Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
- Instruments played: Guitar, drums, harmonica, vocals
- How would you describe your sound: 90s Country with a bit of rock
- Who inspires you: Luke Combs, Alan Jackson, Cody Johnson, Brooks and Dunn, Parker McCollum, HARDY, Koe Wetzel, Eric Church, Garth Brooks, Thomas Rhett, Riley Green
- Awards/accolades: Nominated for a Worcester music award for best up and comer. Nominated central MA (Best of) award for best musical group. 2021 pulse magazines (People To Watch)
- Dream duet partner: Carly Pearce or Cody Johnson
- All- time favorite country song: (or songs if you can’t name just one): Red Dirt Road, The Only One I Know, Houston, We Got a Problem
- First country concert: Hunter Hayes
- What songs do you like now on Country 102.5: Anything by Luke Combs
- If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: Firefighter
- Day Job (if applicable):
- Most proud moment: Recording music for the first time in Nashville TN, or playing my first show in Nashville
- Crazy thing that happened in your music career: Getting signed to Marathon Talent Agency
- Other things you like to do: Hangout with friends, campfires, watch movies, football
- Fun facts: I love fishing, football, and pizza
- Mantra: “If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” Elon Musk
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