Country up-and-comer, and South Carolina native, Cody Webb has recorded and released “She’s Carolina” as a thank you to all of his home state supporters. The song was co-written by Webb and Tamara Stewart. On Sept 12, he performed it on Facebook live. He had an overwhelming 74k video views and 7k comments and shares. Amazed by the fan response, Webb decided to go into the studio with producer Blake Chancey (Waylon Jennings, Dixie Chicks, Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson) and record it immediately. The release was announced Monday, October 17, on Facebook live and is currently available online nationwide.
“Tons of people wrote to me asking where they can buy the song,” explains Webb. “I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the fan support, and quickly decided to go and record it as a way to say ‘thanks’ to my home state fans.”
Raised in Ridge Spring, SC, a little town between Columbia, SC and Augusta, GA, his childhood consisted of hunting, fishing, sports, and music. His first gig, at the impressionable age of 12-years old, was at the South Carolina Poultry Festival. He went on to college, majoring in mechanical engineering at Clemson University, but never lost sight of his dream of performing. He played every weekend in and around Clemson University and became a regular on the college music scene.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Hank Williams Jr., were among Webb’s early influences and his father’s band.
“They were a southern rock cover band with a couple of great guitar players,” Cody says. “I learned a lot from them. Modern country didn’t really hit me until I got to college and learned every word and note to Eric Church’s albums Sinners Like Me and Carolina. That’s what really pointed me toward country.”
Webb has worked on his performing and songwriting while playing hundreds of dates across the East Coast, Midwest and beyond, earning thousands of fans with his expressive tenor and deft guitar work. He recently relocated to Nashville, TN, has released his debut self-titled EP, and has assembled a team of top music business pros for his first push onto the national scene.
Since the recent Hurricane Matthew effected his home state of South Carolina, Webb will be doing a very special show on Wednesday, October 19, at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA. The first 100 donations made to the American Red Cross will receive a FREE copy of his new EP and all donations collected during this FREE show will go to the American Red Cross.
Webb will be returning to his home state this month with performances on 10/21 in Greenwood,SC and and 10/22 in Columbia, SC. For more information on Cody Webb, visit http://www.codywebbcountry.com.