Thomas Fountain ~ simply put is one of the hottest rising Male Country Artists in the state of Georgia. He is quickly following in the footsteps of so many greats that have come from a state known for producing huge country artists. This year Thomas was selected by fans as a Finalist for Georgia Male Country Artist of the Year, 1 of 6 nominees in the state. He is fresh off his first tour in which he played 4 Midwest cities in 3 days. While there, he was the “band of the week” for 96.5 Kiss Country in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he was part of an in-studio interview and got to perform live on the air as well. Thomas has also been interviewed by local stations in his home state of Georgia. 92.5 The Bear in Senoia, GA conducted a live interview and 1 hour show with him. He has also been featured on 94.3 Mountain Country in Blue Ridge, GA in which he also did a live show and interview. The Thomas Fountain Band also made a live TV appearance this year playing for the show “Sessions” on ETC Channel 3 in Ellijay. While playing for the Middle Tennessee District State Fair this year, he did a live TV interview by the East Tennessee PBS. His first single titled “My Lady and Me”, is a song Thomas wrote about the relationship between a musician and his instrument. It has received air play at all the stations mentioned above. It is Thomas’ first single and can be purchased on Itunes. All this success has come in just his first full year as a solo artist.
Thomas is a songwriter and his true love is putting his story into 3:30 minutes of a song. He has won multiple songwriting competitions around Atlanta and has been the featured songwriter at many venues. Thomas has recently starting co-writing and is currently making trips to Nashville to write for independent publishing company, Out-Write Music. He is in the studio in Nashville recording his first all original EP, all songs he has written. A spring release date is planned for the upcoming EP.
The sky is the limit for this young man. He has the voice, looks, writing, and work ethic to make his mark on the music scene very soon. He is packing out everywhere he plays from Georgia to Iowa. His shows are engaging and entertaining no matter what type of audience it is. Whether playing for 20 listeners in a songwriting venue or to over 5,000 screaming fans stage front, Thomas thrives on the connection he makes with his audiences.
Thomas boasts one of the best band line-ups you will find anywhere. His members have opened for the likes of John Mayer and Widespread Panic. They have shared the stage or toured with the Joe Nichols, Phil Vassar, Eddie Money, Blue Oyster Cult, Gretchen Wilson, and .38 Special to name a few. Members have graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, Letterman, Leno, Ellen, the CMA’s, and played the biggest arenas all over the world. Thomas attributes a big part of his quick success to his superbly talented band that backs him. It’s his bandmates who believe in him, push him, and give him encouragement to get to where he wants to be. Keep up with his dates on all his social media sites below. Don’t miss your chance to see the next big Male Country Artist to come out of Georgia!
Check out his newest song Who I Am, which he’ll be recording in the next couple of weeks ~ you can definitely say you saw and heard it here on Jasper Pickens County GA!!!
Thomas Fountain- lead singer/rhythm guitar
John Brightwell- lead guitar/banjo/reso/harmonica/harmony vocals
Gaylon Mathews- pedal steel guitar/dobro/banjo/jokes
Drew Lawson- electric and upright bass/laughs at Gaylons jokes
Blake Mincey- drums/percussion
Genre ~ Country/Roots/Americana