McMinnville native Drew Green landed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner/ Chappell Nashville and Cornman Music.
Green, 30, co-wrote the song “Colorado,” which the country duo Florida Georgia Line will have on their newest album shortly before he was signed as a singer/ songwriter.
He says, “It’s been exciting and humbling to take the next step. I’ve found a great home on Music Row and want to continue growing as a songwriter and artist.”
As a child, Drew picked up his passion for music behind the wheel of a tractor on his family’s tree farm. He says, “I would sit there with my earbuds in and sing everything from Alan Jackson to Dr. Dre. I’ve always had an eclectic taste in music, never limiting myself to a specific genre. A good song is not just a sound. It’s a feeling.”
He played guitar in a local grunge rock band through high school. In college, he started playing country music acoustically in bars.
He gained a Friday night fan base there. He then started writing his own songs.
He was a Kappa Sigma at Tennessee Tech. He graduated with a finance degree and started working at a bank during the day, and singing at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville at night as he continued to work toward his goal of being a musician and songwriter.
His hard work and dedication paid off with him being able to perform at the infamous Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville with writers Brett James, Kip Moore and Josh Mirando, as well as having “Colorado” mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine.
He still plays at Tootsie’s on Friday and Saturday nights while also spending much time in the studio and writing new songs. Drew now lives in Mt. Juliet with his wife, Bethany, and 15-month-old son, Levi. His parents are Faron and Patsy Green, who live in McMinnville and own Faron Green Nursery.