Drake White

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Drake White
Born Hokes Bluff, Alabama
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011-present
Labels MCA Nashville, Dot, BMLG
Associated acts Jeremy Stover

Drake White (born in Hokes Bluff, Alabama[1]) is an American country music singer.

Early life[edit]

White is a native of Hokes Bluff, Alabama,[2] where he attended Hokes Bluff High School. White started writing his thoughts down when he was 14, some of which would later become lyrics in his songs. He started singing when he was asked to join the youth choir at First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff by his parents.[1] He later attended Gadsden State Community College and then Auburn University, graduating with a degree in building science. Later, he worked with a general contractor in Nashville, Tennessee before quitting that job in favor of a musical career.[1]

Music career[edit]

In concert, he and his band ("Drake White & The Big Fire") opened up performances for such musicians as Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tyler Bryant, and Channing Wilson. White has opened for Little Big Town and the Zac Brown Band.

In early 2013, he released his debut single "Simple Life" through MCA Nashville.[3][4] White signed to Big Machine Records' re-establishment of Dot Records in June 2014.[5] The first single, "It Feels Good" released to country radio on February 24, 2015., The second single, "Livin' the Dream" released to country radio on December 7, 2015. On August 19, 2016, White released "Spark", his debut album under Dot Records. It charted at No. 4 on the Top Country Albums chart.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[7]
US
[8]
50 Years Too Late
Spark
  • Release date: August 19, 2016
  • Label: Dot Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
4 34
  • US: 51,400[9]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
It Feels Good
  • Release date: September 18, 2015
  • Label: Dot Records
  • Formats: music download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
US Country
[10]
US Country Airplay
[11]
US Bubbling
[12]
2013 "Simple Life" 36 N/A
2015 "It Feels Good" 38 33 Spark
"Livin' the Dream" 20 12 4
2016 "Makin' Me Look Good Again" 33 26
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2015 "It Feels Good"[14] Roman White
2016 "Livin' the Dream"[15] P. R. Brown

References[edit]