EMI Records Nashville singer-songwriter Brandon Lay’s debut single “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers” is the No. 1 most-added song at Country radio. The Jackson, TN native co-wrote the autobiographical single with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally. “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers” quickly hit the Spotify U.S. Viral chart upon release cresting as high as No. 7 due to immediate reaction and is part of a two-pack of singles released that also includes “Let It” co-written by Lay, Paul DiGiovanni and Brad Tursi.
“Growing up my life revolved around sports and church with Country music always coming through the speakers,” shares Brandon. “My dad is a preacher and my mom was a teacher, so if we weren’t at church, or school, we were playing football, baseball or basketball.”
Brandon co-wrote every song on his debut album, which he co-produced with Paul DiGiovanni. Over the last few years he has built an established college-based following, touring with the likes of Old Dominion, Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley, Cannan Smith, Hank Williams Jr., Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Randy Rogers Band, to name a few.
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New EMI Nashville recording artist Brandon Lay just released his debut single, “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers,” and the song is based on how he grew up in West Tennessee.
“Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, my life revolved around playing sports and going to church,” says Brandon. “Country music was always coming through the speakers, and my mom had great taste in music. She was a school teacher, and I grew up a preacher’s kid. My dad was in the ministry. We were in church or school every time the doors were open and when we weren’t doing that, life kind of revolved around sports – football, baseball, basketball.”
Brandon debuted 2-pack of songs called SPEAKERS was released to streaming platforms on July 7th. The 2-pack includes the lead single “Speakers, Bleachers, and Preachers” and “Let It.” Only two weeks after the release, “Speakers, Bleachers, and Speakers” became one of the most viral tracks in the U-S, appearing on Spotify’s United States Viral 50 playlist. The song continues to climb the viral charts as Brandon tours across the US.
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Brandon Lay (background on Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers) OC: …you’re in. :43
“Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, my life revolved around playing sports and going to church. Country music was always coming through the speakers, and my mom had great taste in music. She was a school teacher, and I grew up a preacher’s kid. My dad was in the ministry. We were in church or school every time the doors were open and when we weren’t doing that, life kind of revolved around sports – football, baseball, basketball. One piece of advice that stuck with me that my dad gave to me was to write your own book, and when I moved to Nashville, I think it could’ve been very tempting to follow a trend or follow a crowd and just try to be like other guys. That’s something that’s always stuck with me and I’m grateful for, because I think being the best you is pretty good advice, no matter what field you’re in.”