‘Catch of the Day’ – Bobby Wills – “In Comes The Night” [AUDIO]
Today is Thursday, and we are true to form, featuring another of country music's great unsigned or indy label artists trying to make their way in Music City. Today, an artist who was raised in Canada, who discovered his musical abilities at an open mic night, then discovered his music history when searching his family.
Bobby Wills was born in the unlikely country music locale, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Raised by a family that didn't have much in the way of a musical inkling, he naturally took to sports, including ice hockey and skateboarding. But as he got older, he was being inexplicably drawn to music, and was looking for answers. One of the answers he discovered, was that he had been adopted when he was 18 months old. When old enough, he registered with adoption registry in hopes of finding his birth parents.
While on a backpacking tour of Australia, Wills attraction to music grew stronger. When a friend bet him $20 he wouldn't get up on stage during a local Open Mic night. Wills accepted the bet, getting up on stage and performing Garth Brooks' "The Dance" to a rousing response. The fire was now lit, and Wills dove in, teaching himself to play guitar while still touring Australia. Upon returning home, he discovered that his birth mother had signed-up with the registry, and that she was looking for him.
At age 20 some of Bobby's questions had been answered, but their were more that he hoped to address. Wills met his biological parents, along with 5 brothers and sisters, and what he found was a big musical streak that ran throughout the family. At this point he really began taking his music seriously, performing across Canada, first hitting every open mic night that would let him on stage, then progressing being an opener for many acts. He recorded demos in Toronto and began to split his time between there, Calgary and Nashville.
Wills released his debut album, Man With No Past, in 2010. His five studio albums have produced 12 top-40 singles on the Canadian Country chart, 3 of which have made it into the top-10. It has taken until that fifth album for Wills to release a single here in the U.S. We have that single in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Booby Wills and the second release and title track from 'In Comes The Night' is today's Unsigned/Indy Artist Thursday Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.
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