Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9:30pm
37 Main Buford
Raised in North Georgia, Andy knew at just 11 years old that he wanted to spend his life in country music. Right after high school, Andy started going out on the road with country artist, Corey Smith. He was able to learn first-hand from Corey what all it took, behind the scenes to become a touring artist. Andy the officially left his hometown of Suwanee, Georgia in 2012 to make his move to Nashville, TN and released his self-titled EP that same year. His 2nd studio release EP, Blue Collar Cruise in August of 2014 and featured songs like “Roll of a Dirt Road” and both projects continued to provide the backdrop to Andy’s high-energy live show for the last couple years as he spent time headlining clubs and opening for several of country’s top artists including Brantley Gilbert, Granger Smith, Kip Moore, in addition to Corey Smith. In 2018, Andy released the North Georgia Pines, a 12 song LP that features songs such as “God Made a Backroad”, “Song You Can Drink a Beer To”, and “Thinkin”.
On May 3rd, 2019, Andy released his latest single “Half-Truths & Other Lies,” produced by Jimmy Ritchey. CMT also debuted the official music video for the single on May 21st. An EP will follow the single release shortly after in the late Summer of 2019.
“All those years spent grinding it out, writing, recording, and touring around the country has lead me to this point where I feel like not only have I refined my craft, I know my lane in the country music genre. I think this new record, both sonically and lyrically, is something my fans and that of country music will connect with” says Velo. “At the end of the day, I want to build a platform to be able to influence the world for good, to end up leaving it better than I came into it, and I’m blessed that platform is in country music.”
Velo is honored to be one of few artists that are Brand Ambassadors for Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon. This relationship gives fans more ways to connect and express themselves with everything from bourbon tastings hosted by Andy to free music downloads and tour sponsorship. Also, as a departure from music, Andy has been cast and done stunt roles in movies Such as We Are Marshall and The Blind Side.