Long Live the West

In the rural farming town of Willits, Palmer grew up playing baseball and basketball and spent his summers pouring concrete.  At the age of 14 he picked up the guitar and began self-teaching himself country songs he had heard around the house from his dad's cassette player; however only to a recreational degree. 

 

Upon graduating high school he entered college at the University of California, Santa Barbara to play baseball and there, in the bustling beach community, began to find comfort again in the genre of Country Music; as it reminded him of home.  Palmer began writing his own lyrics in his first year of college and soon fell in love with the craft of songwriting.  So much so that after a solo trip to Lubbock, TX and soon after to Nashville, TN in his second year of college, he decided that's what he wanted to do.  After graduating in two and a half years, Palmer packed his bags in April of 2017 without knowing a soul in town, and headed to the plains and Music City to try his hand at the Country Music industry.

After a few months in Nashville, Palmer met three-time Grammy Award winning producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Niall Horan, Shawn Mendes etc.). He is now a published songwriter for King and splits his time writing and playing in both Lubbock and Nashville. He has played festivals, clubs, dive bars, and opened for acts such as the Josh Abbott Band, Craig Morgan and Hank Williams Jr. His singles have amassed over 100,000 streams and his debut EP will be released this summer, equally produced by King and Scott Faris (Flatland Cavalry & Randall King) mixing his roots of traditional Texas style instrumentation and lyricism with a modern flare.

 

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