Though he's just 22 years old, Adam Gregory draws on more than a decade's worth of writing and performing experience for his self-titled debut album on NSA/Midas Records.
Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Adam's musical journey began when he wrote his first composition at age 12. Major label talent scouts quickly recognized Adam's budding talent, and signed him to a record deal with Sony Canada when he was just 13 years old. After recording his debut album, Adam launched into life as a road warrior opening shows for the likes of Alan Jackson, Keith Urban and Lonestar. The lessons in performing and engaging a crowd turned out to be just as valuable to him as his math or science studies.
"I was touring pretty heavily through junior high and high school," says Adam. "I'd take my homework on the road, and then stand by the stage every night and sing every word to those artists' songs. It was great to pick up a few pointers from those superstars."
Adam scored several top ten hits on Canada's country charts throughout his teens, gaining a loyal following with the release of three studio albums. Now that he's taking on America, Adam's well aware of what it will take to repeat that success stateside.
"You've got to remember that the fans are the boss," Adam explains, "and I want to leave people wanting more when they go home. The most important thing is that they leave with a smile, and I'm going to make sure that happens. I'm the artist who stays after a show for four or five hours. I don't care how long it takes. The fans pay money to come and see me, so I give it right back to them."
Moving to Nashville just under two years ago, Adam was quickly introduced to industry veteran Lawrence Mathis. Even though Lawrence was planning to leave the music industry, Adam's undeniable talent and work ethic convinced him to change course and sign on as Adam's manager. Through Lawrence, Adam met two people he now considers to be a part of his musical band of brothers, Music Row tunesmiths Lee Brice and Kyle Jacobs. Noted songwriter/producer Keith Follese, who Adam met several years prior to his move to Nashville, is also a part of this songwriting pack.