JAMES ROBERT WEBB
True to his blue-collar roots, James Robert Webb walks the line between traditional and modern country music. Raised on a small farm outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma, he grew undeniably country roots while being influenced by Tulsa sound artists as diverse as Bob Wills, Leon Russell and Ryan Tedder. His sound is driven by his unique, indefinable voice and organic, neotraditionalist style fused with modern production techniques. James' 2016 debut, Pictures, yielded two top 40 singles on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart - "Makin' Love Tonight" and "How That Feels." Both singles also broke the top 60 at Billboard indicator while the later gave James his first top 40 as a songwriter.
His new album, Honky Tonk Revival, establishes Webb as an upand-coming multi-hyphenate singer/songwriter/producer on Music Row. Although relatively early in his career for Nashville stand a rd s, the a I bum has a I ready received ra vi ng c ri ti ca I reviews. Webb wrote or co-wrote all but one of the 9 original songs on the album while reinventing two country classics and making them his own - "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her."
Despite his early success as an independent artist, one thing most fans don't know is that Webb remains a practicing physician in Tulsa. His practice specializes in bone health and helping patients that spinal surgery can't fix. That may seem an unlikely day job for a Billboard country artist and CMA member, but it's a natural fit for Webb. "It's my small-town roots that keep me grounded. My first paying job was as a stock hand." Webb is a hometown hero who never left those blue-collar roots behind. And like many Oklahoma country stars before him, that down to earth appeal is what engages fans during his live shows.