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#CFF2021 Artists' Spotlight: Kaleb Austin

Kaleb Austin grew up in a large family full of musicians and was constantly exposed to live music, mostly country and rock. This cultivated a deep love and connection with performing from a very early age, specifically performing country music. At 14, he began with a few guitar lessons, which quickly became useful in writing his own music. Songwriting then blossomed into a creative outlet for him to express his life.

During his senior year of high school, this skill would prove useful as his world was turned upside down with the news of becoming a young father. Predictably, he didn't have a clue how to express the whirlwind of emotion at such a young age. So, he turned to the pen and paper. Over the course of a few years, he decided to take songwriting to the next level and moved to Nashville to learn from the best in the world. He immediately got busy writing and co-writing as many songs as possible.

After almost a year, he moved back to his native state of Utah due to family reasons. However, he returned armed with the songwriting skills he needed and penned his first #1 hit single "Sound of the South" shortly after returning to Utah. On January 19, 2021 this single debuted at #1 on the iTunes country chart and was the third most downloaded song in all of country music the week of its release.

Kaleb attributes the success of this single to his wife, God, and massive social media following on TikTok and Instagram, where he has a combined fanbase of almost 1 million. In addition, this single has racked up over 350,000 streams within the first 2 weeks of release. He plans to release his next single, "Sun Goes Down," in May of this year, and is now writing for his upcoming E.P. set to be released sometime early 2022.

We are so excited to welcome Kaleb Austin to our Campground Stage, Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 5:00PM

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Adapted from Kaleb Austin Biography

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