There were plenty of highs and lows as Blake learned the ropes of music business. Most devastatingly, the record label with which he had signed before even moving to Music City collapsed in 2008. He remained squarely focused on achieving his goals, calling upon a fierce sense of discipline that he credits in part to his experience living with juvenile diabetes since age 4. "It helped me to grow up quick," Blake says. "That's been a big part of making me who I am today. If one day I get famous for some reason, I look forward to being able to help kids that have the same disease I have."
Blake's focus and determination paid off in September 2009, when he signed with Broken Bow Records and began recording his debut album with the New Voice production team. "It's been a great process," Blake says. "I could not be happier with the songs that we've picked, and they came out great."
The songs they recorded demonstrate the impressive range of Wise's powerful, versatile voicefrom the uplifting anthem "I've Got This Feeling" to the yearning ballad "Could You Love Me Again" and the country-life celebration "Cornfields." "That song really hits a heartstring with me," he says of the latter. "I'm from the mountains of North Carolina, where there aren't many cornfields, but it still hit home." In fact, all the songs reflect Blake's personality. "If I can't relate to it there's no sense in recording it," he says. "It's not going to come to life if it's something that you don't feel for yourself."
Now that fans are getting to hear him bringing those songs to life, Blake Wise is,as always, looking toward the future, toward the next goal, the next challenge. "I feel like I have a solid path ahead of me now," he says. "I couldn't be more excited about what's going on right now, and I want to be able to do this for a long time. There's a lot more to come."