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Honkytonkitis: CD
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Big City Brian Wright's debut album "Honkytonkitis" is a collection of real songs about real life the way country music was intended. It "fills the shoes of country traditionalists while the rest of the genre strays barefoot."

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The World's First Singing Pilot

Welcome aboard!

  Welcome to my home on the interweb!  It's true.  They'll let anybody in here.  This site is dedicated by me for one thing and one thing only...generating and promoting real country music.  The kind of country music made that stems from songs and stories about real life stuff.  The stuff that comes from real emotions that we all deal with throughout life's experiences.  This is the way country music started and was meant to be made.  This is how it connected at one time with fans and the reason it has been around for generations.  My life long goal is to carry that tradition forward, in spite of the efforts of an industry that continues to put money before art.  While their fan base dwindles and the foundation cracks, mine is growing.  At Big City Records, I do not follow any rules set by an industry that is obviously lost.  I only have three rules.  I write real songs about real life, I record them with the sounds of traditional country music and I have fun doing it.  That's it.  
  My recordings are all done professionally here in Nashville, Tennessee with A-List studio musicians with over 30+ years credits on millions of albums sold with a Grammy-Winning producer.  The music is available for download or stream anywhere music is consumed.  Just search "Big City Brian Wright" or "Honkytonkitis".  Hard copies are available here (and can be signed free of charge).  The downloads on my site are studio quality WAV files that are better sounding than anywhere you will find.  Big City Records is independently financed and depends on its fan base for support.  

  If you remember a time when music truly moved you and came through your speakers with an unmistakable sound that was traditional country music, please join the Mile High Club by clicking the tab on the top right.  You will be notified first when new music is created, new videos are released, new merchandise is made, and when I'm about to lay down some serious honky tonk on your city.

  Remember's gonna be country, it's gonna be real songs about real life 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.

Big City Brian Wright
"Real songs about real life, the way country music was intended"



 1.  Big City has logged more time honky tonkin' than flying airplanes
 2.  Big City gets paid more to fly airplanes than to honky tonk (together, we can change that)
 3.  Big City has been a pro pilot for over 20 years - flight instructing, photo flights for news crews, corporate flying and airline flying
 4.  Big City's first singing gig was at church
 5.  Big City met his wife performing his very first country music gig
 6.  Big City can juggle (not just 2 careers)
 7.  Big City was on a Navy ROTC scholarship at Auburn University (until Bill Clinton decided we didn't need a military)
 8.  Big City taught himself to play guitar
 9.  Big City only writes songs about real life (I'm not just trying to sell you something, but tell you something)
10. Big City was country when country wasn't cool



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Professional Reviews

Brian Wright writes, and that’s a good thing. 
He writes out of inspiration, not obligation, and never out of commercial consideration. 
He believes in country music, and that belief shines through in every line. 
And then he sings it, and that’s even better. 

-Peter Cooper

"Big City Brian Wright is at his best on country ballads where his vocals recall Conway Twitty.  The album "Honkytonkitis" is a promising debut." 
Country Standard Time

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!!"
"Summertime" crowned Grand Champion of Summer Smackdown on K-102 Country in Spokane, Washington - Idaho Falls, ID - Sandpoint, ID, BEATING OUT 7 FORMER #1 SONGS IN COUNTRY MUSIC!   

"Big City Brian Wright is what country music needs."  - DJ Derik Walker, K-102

News (ATIS)

Newest Single from upcoming album "Honkytonkitis" 

New single, "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean" hits radio today!  

Big City Brian Wright's latest single celebrates the legacy of Waylon Jennings and pays homage to his contribution that forever changed the course of country music.  

"Everybody remembers "outlaw."  I didn't see that at all.  I saw a guy living a roll and roll lifestyle.  He got wrapped up in the cycle of gettin' up to perform night after night and gettin' down because you have to.  What he did was put his foot down and make the music he wanted to make and go in a direction that no one had gone before.  I'd call that a "visionary."  A rock star that eventually grew up into a gentleman.  You could say the same about George Jones, Cash, Nelson, any of them.  Except Merle, he actually was an outlaw."  by BCBW

Let me know your station and let's get this played!

Album Update 

"Honkytonkitis - The Greatest Country Album of All Time an airline pilot" is nearly ready for takeoff!  
  Hard copies are being printed now and will be available for a March release!

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"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" also shot "Daddy's Truck" video out now!

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.

Listen up for music and good times!

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!