From a small town in southern Indiana to opening for Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban, Clayton Anderson is taking on country music.
It hasn’t been an easy battle and he continues to fight but Clayton has the talent, drive and likability to make it big! Although he didn’t pick up a guitar until his senior year in high school he learned fast.
He started a band while attending Indiana University in Bloomington but after college started working in the “real world” at a mortgage company and in landscaping.
Entering the Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star battle-of-the-bands contest changed everything. He won the Cincinnati round in 2008 and opened for Kenny at the Riverbend Music Center. He shares a bit of what it was like backstage that night complete with a Leann Rimes sighting.
Afterwards he was officially bitten by the music bug and moved to Nashville to pursue a career. This naive young man arrived in 2009 with a dream and a lot of determination. After a few years of hitting the pavement, writing songs and dropping off CDs all over Nashville he released his first album “Torn Jeans & Tailgates” in 2011.
We are so lucky to have Clayton perform for us live “Only to Borrow” off that album. He has continued to write and record and treats us to another live tune “Your Love is Like Country Music”.
Learn what it takes to make it in the world of music from writing, performing and marketing yourself as an artist. A man with a heart of gold and a bushel full of talent, catch him on tour!
more info: http://www.claytonandersonofficial.com/
If you grew up in Central Indiana in the 70’s and 80’s you probably listened to WNAP. Cris Connor and his band of rebel “djs” changed the radio landscape and left a mark on many a listener. I would be one.
I was in high school when I first heard “the Wrath of the Buzzard”. It was in your face, loud, exciting, topical, and the music: free form. It sounded like their parents were gone for the weekend and they could get away with anything, and they did.
I was fortunate to sit down in the Bob & Tom studios with a few of the major players recently: Cris Connor, Fast Freddy Fever, Bruce Munson, Ann Craig and Buster Bodine. Talk about stories.
We find out how all of this madness started, how each player came to be a part of the station, the beginning of the legendary Raft Race, and some promotions that may not have been so successful.
Also favorite memories from each of our guests. One involves death and another a carpet square (guess which jock carried his own carpet square).
We also discuss other great jocks who honed their skills at the controls of 93.1 The Buzzard.
This show was so much fun and a dream come true for this gal. I am proud to say I did join the ranks of the Buzzard in 1981 albeit part time. So now, not only can I say I was on the staff I can also call these talented folks my friends!
If you are interested in learning more about the history of WNAP: naptownrockradiowars.com