Blane Howard is a Nashville recording artist who grew up in south central Arkansas. After high school, he decided to follow his dream of singing country music and moved to Nashville. He attended Belmont University where he met most of his band mates, and graduated in 2010. Blane has been touring the mid-south region of the country for several years, making a name for himself in the music industry. When he is not on the road, he stays busy writing new songs with other artists and songwriters in Nashville.
At the age of 3, Blane stood in front of the TV with a blue and green plastic guitar and sang along with Alan Jackson's "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow.” He dreamed of one day growing up to be a country singer just like Alan Jackson. Twenty plus years later, he is chasing that dream he had as a kid. Blane was highly influenced by the music that surrounded him - from the country styles of Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, and Randy Travis to the Classic Rock of Lynyrd Skynyrd and AC/DC. Today he is heavily influenced by the styles of Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and Brothers Osborne. All of these influences have made an impact on Blane's unique style of country, “modern-traditional,” mixing the authenticity of the 90's with the contemporary edge of today!
Blane has had the privilege of opening up shows for country greats like Josh Turner, Blake Shelton, Hunter Hays, Granger Smith, Joe Nichols, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band, and a few others. He has played in all types of venues, fairs and festivals, and other events including the Arkansas State Fair, the 2015 & 2016 State Fair of Texas on the Chevy Main Stage, the summer finale of Nashville's Next Big Twang, the 2015 and 2016 CMA Fest Showcases produced by Big Foot Music, Southern Trace Songwriter's, and Nashville Entertainment Weekly. Blane was named IMP-Independent Musicians Promotions 2015 Country Artist of the Year, and his music video for “Crazy” was awarded Judges Pick at Indi last summer.
‘Bout Time’ is the title track to Blane's original EP, which was released in January of 2013, and is a fan favorite along with “She’s a Mess,” which is one of his most streamed and downloaded songs. In 2014 Blane wrote a song for Arkansas Tourism titled “Arkansas, Y’all;” then he re wrote the lyrics and made a Razorback version and licensed it with the University of Arkansas. You can hear it often on many radio stations across the state as well as at sporting events on campus. June of 2015, Blane released his first full studio album titled “Away We Go.” There are many great songs on this album, but you’ll definitely want to check out his fast-growing hits “Friday Feeling," “Crazy,” and "County Line.”
2016 was Blane's biggest gig of all! He married Megan Lindsey in October of 2016. His gift to her on their wedding day was a song he wrote in one afternoon with his friend and fellow song-writer Jordan Reynolds. Megan quickly decided "Promise To Love Her" would be their first dance & a short clip of that dance went viral racking up over half a million view on Facebook. Howard hit the studio and his latest single was released on March 10th, 2017. The song is his first chart-ranking single and climbed to #33 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart!
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