Nashville Music Guide’s Artists to Watch 2024

Artists to Watch #18

Graham Barham, a distinguished singer-songwriter, embarked on the year 2024 by announcing his partnership with Sony Music Nashville and Disruptor Records. Concurrently, he unveiled his latest single “Lights On Nobody’s Home,” providing audiences with a preliminary glimpse into his forthcoming musical offerings for the year.

Originating from the small town of Oak Ridge in Louisiana, Barham’s compositions are deeply rooted in the imagery and ethos of the Southern rural experience. As a Sony Music Nashville artist, he blends soulful country melodies with heartfelt narratives, marked by intimate details that resonate with authenticity.

A childhood rich in musical influences saw Barham cultivate his talents within the nurture of church choirs and self-taught guitar sessions from the age of ten.When he turned 18, Barham went to Nashville to study at Belmont University. There, he started to get known among other musicians and songwriters. Over time, he crafted his unique style of songwriting that’s very human, honest, and sometimes funny.

Barham’s journey through the music industry found a significant milestone with the release of “Preachers Need People” in 2022. The track experienced viral recognition, followed by a stream of singles including “Break It In A Bar,” “Two Broke Hearts,” and “Beer By My Bed,” each track underscoring his nuanced approach to storytelling. Furthermore, Barham has contributed his songwriting abilities to the works of other notable artists, such as Will Bundy and Bailey Zimmerman, to name a few.

The zenith of Barham’s musical career was buttressed by a substantial social media presence, catalyzing a shift towards a more singular focus on his vocal and performance artistry.

In 2023, Barham’s debut extended play, North of Hell,, afforded listeners acute introspection into the complexities of navigating life’s journey, featuring songs exclusively written or co-written by him—testaments to his integrity and lyrical sincerity as a songwriter.

Barham’s progression in country music is complemented by the sage counsel of fellow industry luminaries such as Dylan Scott, Lainey Wilson and Kip Moore, whose shared experiences have been instrumental in his artistic development.

In 2023, audiences witnessed Barham’s ascending trajectory through performances at esteemed gatherings, including his inaugural appearance at CMA Fest on the Hard Rock stage. The anticipation for his next release, “Bayou Boy,” is palpable, with an expected release date of February 13th. Additionally, Barham will accompany Adam Doleac on select performances of his Wrong Side Of A Sunrise 2024 Tour.

Label: Sony Music Nashville/Disruptor Records
Hometown: Oak Ridge, Louisiana
Current City: Nashville, Tennessee
Hot Release (s): “Break It In A Bar”; “Light’s On Nobody’s Home”; Bayou Boy” (2/13/24)
If You Like: Corey Kent, Conner Smith, Bailey Zimmerman
KEEP UP WITH GRAHAM BARHAM: Instagram/TikTok: @grahambarham

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