When/Where: Thursday, June 5th, BMI Tailgate Party
Who: The whippersnapper Nashville producer who went viral with a Justin Timberlake cover
Why You Can't Miss Him: Trying to break an artist with a cover is a risky move, but that didn't stop fresh-faced David Fanning from introducing himself to the world with a countrified take on Justin Timberlake's "Drink You Away." The result: In true Nashville style, Fanning's amped-up, honey-voiced version of the 20/20 Experience Muscle Shoals send-up sounds like twanged-out Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive." In true YouTube style, videos of the cover went viral, racking up views in hundreds of thousands. Although the Jason Aldean-associated singer has already made a small name for himself producing hits for Thompson Square and Parmalee, with "Drink You Away" his lone release, Fanning is still a man of mystery. Catch him live to see what other tricks he’s got up his sleeve.