Local Big Spring singer/songwriter and Texas winner of the 2017 Texas Regional Finals of The Country Showdown JR McNutt doesn’t let road bumps like airline complications stand in his way of performing. He had originally been scheduled to perform in Florida this weekend but had to cancel; but that’s okay because he’s determined to do what he loves, no matter where he’s grounded.
The influences of Texas Country artists like Randy Rogers, Eli Young, and Aaron Watson can be expected to be heard in the work of a local songwriter, but it’s McNutt’s unique blend of southern and alternative rock influences that are intertwined into his music that will catch your ear.
Even though McNutt has only been performing full-time for a year, he has 15 years of experience and lots of stories to tell. McNutt is also very passionate about helping music-artist-hopefuls navigate the music business. When asked what advice he had for anyone who had questions about how to begin the journey of following their dreams towards a full-time career in music, McNutt had this to say, “They can give me a call if they wanted to, and if I don’t have the answer I can get it from the right people. One thing I would suggest if you’re starting out is to not be afraid to make mistakes and continue to keep driving even if you hear negative input. A lot of those people don’t want to believe in what you have to offer because they may have been discouraged on something on their account. Don’t let those people influence what you’re trying to accomplish and keep pushing forward and don’t give up.”
McNutt will be performing at the Train Car in downtown Big Spring tonight and will also be competing for an opportunity to open up for the Clay Walker Concert next week in the Down Town Throw Down sponsored by the Train Car.