No folks, your eyes did not deceive you! We are bringing you THE Grammy nominated, CMA and ACM award winning, James Otto!
Otto hails from the great Northwest, which hasn’t turned out a huge number of country stars, though it hasn’t been for lack of local interest. “Country music is actually really big up there. I know when people think of Washington state they think of Seattle, but the side of WA that I’m from, which is the high plains/desert side, is all straight-up agricultural.” Not that he isn’t equally proud of being a Nashvillian, which you might guess from his ability to pinpoint the date he made the move (“thirteen years ago, August 4”).
Otto was one of the cofounders of Nashville’s genre-bending Muzik Mafia, whose weekly club shows in the early and mid-‘00s were the springboard to stardom for pals like Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson. “I had been one of the original founding members of Muzik Mafia, from the very first show, and that was where I started thinking I might still get a shot at making music the way I wanted to make it,” he says. “It was very influential in my musical thinking, allowing me to be much more adventurous musically than any record label was going to let me be.” Anyone who attended those historic shows knew about Otto’s full range of influences. The most popular song in his set in those early days was perhaps the most R&B-inflected thing he’s ever written — “Good Thing’s Gone Bad,” which Otto never put on an album until now.
James has released three albums: Days of Our Lives, which was released on Mercury Records back in 2004; Sunset Man in 2008 released on Warner; and Shake What God Gave Ya in 2010. James also had a hand in writing Country Song of the Year, “In Color” (Jamey Johnson), and the multi-platinum selling country hit, “No Hurry” (Zac Brown Band). And, now, James is back at it, ready to bring the fans NEW MUSIC!
That’s right — James will be debuting BRAND NEW MUSIC on the Keepin’ It Country Presents StageIt Stage! James will be joining our team on March 14th at 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. CST, and would love for you to be there to hear his new music first!
Make sure to join us for James’ show and shake what God gave ya by getting your tickets to KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY PRESENTS…JAMES OTTO now by clicking here: