Greg Austin is a down home, straightforward and to the point of the heart, singer/songwriter/ musician. For almost 15 years he has been diligently performing and writing contemporary country music for adoring fans. His first CD of original songs is aptly titled 'Greg Austin' and features 10 of his best originals to date. Born on July 29, 1974, Greg wrote his first song at the age of 14, and started performing professionally at the age of 15. He played solo and with various bands around his hometown of Aiken, SC as well as on the road for a number of years before finally deciding to make the move to Music City USA. He moved to Nashville in 1999 to pursue a songwriting and recording career and made a lot of progress before finally settling back down in Aiken where he resides now. Although his dream is to one day secure that ever elusive recording contract, Greg also enjoys writing songs for himself as well as other up and coming Artists, and most recently, he just signed his very first single song Publishing deal for his song 'Long Distance Lovers' and has interest in 4 more of his songs by a Nashville Publisher. He has also done demo work for hit songwriter, Jerry Vandiver, who cowrote the smash #1 single, 'For a Little While' for Tim McGraw. Greg is currently co-writing with some very talented lyricists and is actively pitching songs to Music Row publishers in hopes of securing a major artist cut. He admits that in today's country music format, it often helps to get your foot in the door as a new Artist if you can obtain a publishing deal first. So with that in mind Greg is concentrating on perfecting his writing abilities every chance he gets, while honing his singing and performing skills throughout the Southeast in nightclubs, casinos and festivals. In 2001, Greg's song 'Move a Mountain' was featured on MP3.com's syndicated radio show, 'Country Download' with Nick Upton and also was the Heineken Song of the Week for 2 weeks in a row. The song was also featured on a MP3.com compilation CD which was distributed to more than 1 million music subscribers throughout the US. Greg has been a featured Writer/Artist on a live Radio Broadcast on the Nashville Radio station WSM-650 AM. The name of the show is 'Opry Star Spotlight' with host Matt Gillian and features local and national talent every week. Greg has also opened for the 2000 CMA Duo of the Year, Montgomery Gentry at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN as a finalist in the 2001 Jim Beam Country Band Search. And more recently, he made it all the way to the Top 10 in the 'Nashville Star' regional finals held in Atlanta, GA and sponsored by USA Network and Sony Records. Not too shabby considering that over 500 promising singer/songwriters showed up for the initial auditions. With a commanding stage presence, a great Country voice and top notch songwriting to back it all up, Greg Austin is sure to have a winning formula for success in the Country Music Industry. Review by Robert Metzgar-Legends Hall of Fame Producer and Songwriter Greg Austin is like Coke--he's the Real Thing! I loved the performance and his voice is really unique enough to cut through at radio. If Greg Austin doesn't become a superstar it sure won't be because I don't believe in his music. I think Greg is probably one of the greatest Americana acts I've ever seen. You can't imagine how great it is to hear an artist who like Mickey Newbury can entertain you with just a guitar and that God given gift--a voice to die for.