Bradley West

Bradley West

BandCountryGospel

Traditional country Music, Crowd pleaser to all ages. Upbeat and Traditional styles. What a performance from a petite man, people have been known to be outside, upstairs etc. follow their ears to see where it is comeing, wanting to know where he will be performing next. large fan base of followers.

Biography

INTRODUCING BRADLEY WEST

Like many of the best surprises in life, Bradley West first came to my attention by accident of circumstance through a mutual acquaintance. But from the moment I first saw and heard him perform, I knew there is something unique and special about this emerging young artist. A recent performance at the famous “Tootsies Orchid Lounge” in Nashville underscored this first impression when, as soon as Bradley began performing, patrons from both the lower and upper lounge areas began to leave their seats and move up to stand at the front of the upper lounge stage, where they could get a better glimpse of an obvious rising star.

Bradley was born on July 9th, 1987 and raised in West Memphis and Marion, Arkansas. According to his family, he first learned to talk by singing and first sang on a stage at age two. Growing up studying various books and encyclopedias about the roots of country music, Bradley became a true fan and admirer of Hank Williams, Sr., George Jones, Randy Travis, George Strait and other traditional country music legends. His own vocal and performance style, although unique, reflects this well-grounded country roots tradition.

Unlike many younger modern country artists, Bradley likes to perform songs with “meat” on them, songs that stand up for the common men and women of America and have something to say about what both positively and negatively affects hard working, financially struggling working folks. He has performed all over the Arkansas, Tennessee and surrounding areas, including annually at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and at various county fairs, festivals, clubs and other venues. Over the past few years, Bradley has picked up a significant local following in the Memphis, Arkansas area and has performed and been interviewed on several radio and television programs.

Bradley selected all of the songs on this debut collection himself and is a co-writer on two of them. Although he left the music for studio musicians to perform on this debut collection, he plays several instruments, including guitar, fiddle and harmonica. Bradley is currently pursuing a college education, as well as actively involved performing several times per month. In his spare time, he likes to socialize with friends, fish, read and write songs. Bradley West is a particularly well-grounded and dedicated young artist and he is one of the few and far between whose future truly envisions unlimited potential.

--Richard Aberdeen; March, 2007

Lyrics

Till We Get It Right

Written By: see website below

See
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Willies Song

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Slow Train

Written By: see www.freedomtracks.com

Slow train, comin’ down that freedom track

Slow train, comin’ on down that freedom track

Don’t need money in your sack, fancy suit on your back

Ride the slow train

Slow train, all God’s children ride for free

Slow train, God’s children get to ride for free

Don’t need no stain glass recipe or a college phd

Ride the slow train

Slow train, hop on up while we still can

Slow train, best hop on board while we still can

Just call on the name of a sinner's only friend

Ride the slow train

(come on an' ride now, y'all)

Slow train, fire an’ smoke comin’ out the stack

Oh, slow train, fire an’ smoke comin' out that stack

Headin’ down the history track, ain’t nev'a comin’ back

Climb on the slow train

Slow train, comin’ down that freedom track

Oh, slow train, comin’ on down that freedom track

Don’t need no bread in your sack, fancy suit on your back

Ride the slow train

Yeah, don’t need no degree, theology or fame

Ride the slow train

(Slow train) *

Grandmas Wishes

Written By: Bradley West

Grandma's wishes were more than just her dreams

She had a simple life and lived within her means

She went to church on Sunday, sat in her same pew

Said, "heaven's just a prayer away from me and you"

Grandma's wishes are holdin' me tight

They keep me warm in the middle of the night

They keep me safe, show me wrong from right

And I thank the lord above, for grandma's wishes

Now I've growin' older with a family of my home

We all go to visit at the old family home

I tell her that I love her and what she means to me

She's everything I am and all that I hope to be

Grandma's wishes are holdin' me tight

They keep me warm in the middle of the night

They keep me safe, show me wrong from right

And I thank the lord above, for grandma's wishes

I just got the phone call, was in Dallas at the time

Thought that I was ready, but I ended up cryin'

As we stand together in this place that she called home

And there I lay the flowers down beside the stone

Grandma's wishes are holdin' me tight

They keep me warm in the middle of the night

They keep me safe, show me wrong from right

And I thank the lord above, for grandma's wishes

Yeah, I thank the lord above, for grandma's wishes

These Days

Written By: Richard Aberdeen

Back not all that long
On the heartland family farm
Fires burning warm at night
Grantin' shelter from the storm
We could swim and fish all day
Not a worry or a care
When we got back to the house
Supper was waiting there

These days, the good life's hard to find
Tryin' to put food on the table

We stretch the ties that bind

Seems love for God and family

Is goin' out of style

Takes a lot to smile, these days

Guess it’s true we all grow old
An' leave the simple past
Move on in to the city
Where the neon pace is fast
Wrong-way streets an' broken dreams
Bitter memories that don't pass
An' at the bottom of this bottle
There’s just an empty glass

These days, love is growin' cold
On the altar of technology

We sacrifice our soul
Fiction rules the classroom

While truth is put on trial
Takes a lot to smile, these days

Seems that life’s just one big lesson
You’re never out of school
All these things they brag about
Are really not that cool

These days, divided votes are cast

At the turn of a new century
Fear is risin' fast

Security an' freedom

Are hard to reconcile

Takes a lot to smile, these days

Yeah, takes a lot to smile, these days

All Right With Me

Written By: Bradley West, Chelsea West, Michael Callahan and Jim Reeves

Tearin' down the road mud flyin' everywhere

People in this town, they all stop an' stare

But I don't care, I love bein' free

They might call me a redneck, man that's alright with me

I got a big white Chevy truck, kc's on the top

My black lab's goin' crazy, barkin' at the cops

Well, don't you know that love can chase me but I won't stop

The only way they'll catch me if my truck is in the shop

Well, you might be thinkin' I'm a little behind

And the joy of life is better than mine

But you won't see me drivin' no foreign car

And I don't pay my bills with a credit card

You can burn my boots, you can steal my car

Just don't touch my old guitar

No, I don't care, I love bein' free

They might call me a redneck, man that's alright with me

I work from nine 'till five, sometimes as late as ten

If you girls want my number, you better have a pen

'Cause once you've been with me you'll wanna go again, you'll see

They might call me a redneck, man that's alright with me

Well it's Saturday mornin', half past ten

Just laid my head down, the phone rings again

No, I don't care, I love bein' free

They might call me a redneck, man that's alright with me

Well, you might be thinkin' I'm a little behind

And the joy of life is better than mine

But you won't see me drivin' no foreign car

And I don't pay my bills with a credit card

You can burn my boots, you can steal my car

Just don't touch my old guitar

No, I don't care, I love bein' free

They might call me a redneck, man that's alright with me

They might call me a redneck, man that's alright with me

Discography

Bradley West
Slow Train
Released April 01st, 2007
American River (Homeless Charity CD)
Bradley West Slow Train currently airplay
Now playing in Europe, # 2 on ECMA Charts in 2008.Some US stations,on line radio streaming, ITUNES, pod shows and samples on website. In production status now soon to be on other radio stations. Nashville Broadcasting Network show in 2008.
Can be purchased on line at
www.freedomtracks.com
www.amazon.com
www.target.com
and purchased at these other retail stores
J and P Corner Markets in Marion, AR
Flash Markets in Arkansas, TN MO, MS.
CD recently played at Betty Sue Lynn's Antique shop in Hurricane Mills Tn. and Gwatney Chevrolet in Memphis Tn.

Set List

Covers along with originals. Performances based on audience.
Set - typical 1-1/2 hours -?

Influences - George Jones, Conway Twitty, Tim MCgraw, Toby Keith, George Straight, Hank Williams Sr. and many other great Country Performers. Bradley has his own unique style, stage presentation signature voice.

His list of covers is too large to display. His knowlege of songs is 100's he can perform. Some of the favorites in covers that people love to request would be The ride by David Allan Cole, Hello Darling by Conway Twitty, Real Good Man by Tim Mcgraw, Any George Jones song. George Straight, etc. list goes on and on. His originals are on his newly released cd Bradley West (Slow Train) and American River CD's In an hour he can typically perform 12 songs. He has been known to perform till the doors close. A great singer/performer registered songwriter/publsiher and Recording Artist. His future is bright in the Country Music Entertainment. An Entertainer to be watching out for.