The World's First Singing Pilot

Welcome aboard!

  Welcome to my home on the interweb!  It's true.  They'll let anybody in here.  I've been around music my whole life.  I'm no pro and I'm not chasing anybody's idea of a dream, but country music has always been a passion of mine.  I don't make music to get paid.  I write when I wanna write and record when I can afford.  Over the years the songs add up, and I wanted to have something to pass along, in case I do first.  

  But, instead of creating album after album, I've decided to start releasing single songs.  They will be available here only and as often as I can crank 'em out.  The recordings will be studio quality made by me and my band, a group of A-List pickers here in Music City, at Oceanway Studio.  That means no MP3, iTunes, shitty lifeless downloads like you're used to buying.  This is as good as it gets for a digital download.  I may not compete talent-wise, but I will give you the best available. 

  Remember this...it's gonna be country, it's gonna be real songs and it's gonna be as good a quality as I can give you.  You're gonna laugh, you might cry, but I'll keep ya drinkin' 'em dry.

  Don't forget!  Check back in on the 1st of every month and see what's new!  If you would like a reminder, please sign up for the Mile High Club and I'll make sure the soundtrack of your life ain't boring.  


Big City
"Sky Truckin' Troubadour"

STRONG music and merchandise profits go to the "Andie and Alex Belak Scholarship Fund."  Keep your receipt for tax time!

 

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New Single "Daddy's Truck" is on iTunes & radio! Is your favorite station playing it? If not, let's make it happen!

Daddy's Truck - Single by Big City Brian Wright https://itun.es/us/sd-73

TOP 10 FACTS

 1.  BigCity has logged more time honky tonkin' than flying airplanes
 2.  BigCity gets paid more to fly airplanes than to honky tonk (together, we can change that)
 3.  BigCity has been a pro pilot for over 16 years - instructing, photo flights for news crews, corporate flying and airline flying
 4.  BigCity's first singing gig was at church
 5.  BigCity attracted his wife performing his very first country music gig at a wake
 6.  BigCity can juggle (not just 2 careers)
 7.  BigCity was on a Navy ROTC scholarship at Auburn University (until Bill Clinton decided we didn't need a military)
 8.  BigCity taught himself to play guitar (which is part of the problem)
 9.  BigCity only writes songs about real life (I'm not just trying to sell you something, but tell you something)
10. BigCity was country when country wasn't cool

 

JUKEBOX CONTROL @ THE BOTTOM

 Crank my tunes below left!  

 If it's too loud...YOU'RE TOO OLD, TOO MARRIED OR NOT THE BOSS!  

Professional Reviews

Professional entertainment reporter, JIMMY CARTER, on "all things country + everything else"  says about "Summertime"...

"This is an UNSIGNED artist....made this video with small budget..The song is a HIT...Some label needs to take this song and run with it...ask me if you need to know more...this is a HIT summer song!!"


Jimmy@askjimmycarter.com

News (ATIS)

"Daddy's Truck" is Rollin'! 

"Daddy's Truck" is out to radio and on iTunes, as well as here.  Rob Thacker Film & Photo who co-directed, filmed & edited "Summertime" is working on the "Daddy's Truck" video now.  Be on the lookout for the release in coming weeks!  We're having a lot of fun making this thing!

Spring is in the air but "Summertime" is a comin'! 

  I think we can all agree across this country that this was the coldest winter in a long time.  We've been cooped up, pent up and deprived of all the things that Americans love to do.  Barbecuing, sitting outside, listening to nice background music and watching the kids stretch their legs in the yard, all the while sipping on your favorite drink and catching up with the ones you care about is what we do.  
  Watching white smoke seeping from the top of my Big Green Egg, let alone the smell, is enough to make me forget about everything that was on my mind a few hours earlier.  Or try sipping a homebrew that you made and having it be one of the best beers to hit your pallet?  Or maybe you just completed some renovations to your place or just manicured the lawn.  Those few moments to reflect and enjoy a sense of pride is what I live for.  And for me, every now and then, the wife and kids will want to hear music I created.  It's another creation that I made possible that adds to the fabric of our personalities and who we are.  
  It's that time of year folks.  Put down the remote, keypad, mouse and get yourself out of doors!  Get some fresh air, grab a chair and whatever gets you feelin' right and celebrate whatever is yours!  "It don't cost much and it sure is fine, like a big watermelon hangin' on the vine" ("Summertime" song by BigCity)

"Summertime" the song is comin' in May!  Be on the lookout.  For sale here and everywhere soon!  Official video to follow.

BigCity
Listen up for music and good times!
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Vote for what song BigCity records next on the Behind The Music tab! 

As promised, I'm doing "Behind the Music" style info for the Mile High Club Members.  I always get questions about the creative process.  It's stuff that as an insider, I guess I kind of start to assume that everybody knows.  But, I've been around this process for a long time.  So, to answer your questions, you'll have to be a Migh Club Member, if you're not already.  It's free, safe and I don't spam.  And I hope it will answer your questions and give you an inside view "Behind the Music."  
 
You'll get to listen and vote for my next record!

Behind the Music Video 

Occasionally, I will be adding some video.  Content will be varied and possibly colorful.  While I am a role model for my kids, I can not be held accountable for you and yours.  Viewer's discretion is advised.  Members Only Allowed.  

Grammy Nomination 

 Congrats to my bro, Adam Wright and Jay Knowles, for their recent 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Country Song for "So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore" performed by Alan Jackson!
 Awesome song and terrific performance by band and AJ!  I was lucky enough to see this laid down live at Castle Studio in Franklin.  The whole thing went down in mostly one take (if Brent Mason hadn't f'ed it all up!  Just kidding, Brent.  He's a real perfectionist and killed it!).  Also, great steel parts by Dan Dugmore (you probably recognize him mostly from my song "Wings" which he nailed :)

Producer, Matt McClure, scores first #1 Hit! 

  Congrats to my producer, Matt McClure, for his first #1 Hit on the airwaves with Lee Brice's "Hard To Love."  This could be the first of more to come from this album.  Matt's been in Nashville for a long time and is a helluva nice guy with an unstoppable work ethic and a damn magician of an engineer and producer!
  Nice job, Matt!  Also, awesome performances from the band, Jeff King (guitar), Bob Britt (guitar), Pat McGrath (rhythm, acoustic), Jason Webb (keys), Mark Hill (bass), Mike Johnson (steel) and Tommy Harden (drums).  These guys have played on almost every single song I've cut and are not only the best in the business, but some of the nicest folks you can know!  Great work, guys.  I can't wait to lay another one down.
  The party last night was great and a long time coming!

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