September 24, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
A small-town boy who discovered music when his dream of a career in sports faded out, Josh Phillips is a country singer and songwriter whose work blends a honky tonk spirit with rock & roll swagger. Hailing from Sanford, North Carolina, Phillips grew up in a working-class household and had a talent for baseball. He was being scouted by the Atlanta Braves organization while he was in high school, but during college Phillips suffered a knee injury that ruled out a career in the big leagues. He fell down some dark roads, but music became a lifeline for him, and in 2012 he taught himself to play guitar. Phillips quickly discovered he had a passion and a natural ability for writing songs, and he started playing out as often as possible. In 2015, Phillips moved from North Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee in hopes of advancing his career. It wasn’t long before Warner/Chappell noticed Josh’s talent for writing catchy melodies and quickly snatched him up! Since then, Josh has written songs for artists such as Luke Combs, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, and many more! Today, Josh resides 25 minutes from Music Row, in the beautiful hills of Cheatham County, TN with his family, where he gets to live out the stories in the songs he writes!