After moving to Nashville from his blue-collar hometown in Western Pennsylvania, Moakler first established his foothold as a songwriter in Music City with cuts by Ashley Monroe, Jake Owen, Ben Rector, and perhaps most notably, Dierks Bentley (“Riser”). In 2017, Moakler released his fourth studio album, Steel Town, an album that celebrated the hardworking people where he grew up.
Moakler was called an “in-demand artist” by Taste of Country, and has earned recognition by more than 20 outlets as an “artist to watch,” including CMT, Huffington Post, Nashville Lifestyles, Rolling Stone Country and more. Steel Town, with more than 15 million combined streams, produced fan-favorite “Suitcase” that People Magazine called “romantically honest,” “Love Drunk” that AXS called “intoxicating” and the title track that Rolling Stone Country called a “wistful, mid-tempo acoustic ballad [that] pays tribute to the resilient people of his hometown just south of Pittsburgh: the factories they work in, the bars they unwind in, and the solace they take in their community.”
COREY KENT WHITE
At just 23 years old it’s hard to believe someone could have 12+ years of touring experience under their belt, but Corey Kent White does. At age 11, a couple of Western Swing Hall-of-Famers took Corey under their wing, made him the frontman of a young Western Swing band, and put him on stages all across the United States.