Conversations with Missy: Drew Baldridge

by Missy Wolf / 2576 days ago / Comments

One of my biggest accomplishments in life has been this career. Not only do I have opportunities that I know others would love to experience, I have been able to form many relationships and bonds with artists in the entertainment industry. One of the first times I heard about Drew Baldridge was when I was conducting an interview with the girls of Southern Halo. Though I had heard of him prior to that moment, it was this one that was the most memorable to me. 

The excitement that Southern Halo displayed at a mere passing in a hallway type of experience with Baldridge piqued my curiosity. When I later received an email about interview opportunities with Baldridge during CMA Fest, I jumped at the chance like a lion would jump at an injured Zebra in the wild. Did I think I had a shot at landing such a great interview opportunity? No. With all the media hoping for the same moment I now strongly desired, I thought my chances were slim.

Thankfully, it was in God's plan. I was in. I may or may not have shrieked when I received the confirmation email. CMA Fest was quickly shaping up to be even bigger than I had ever expected it could be for our young magazine. Though I was extremely excited for my first day of interviews inside the "Media Room", I was unexpectedly calm when Baldridge came over. 

At our first introduction, I felt as though we were long lost, buddies. He was so much fun and extremely easy to talk to. I even found myself sharing personal stories with him. Like he cares right? Wrong. He was just as invested in my story as I was with his. We laughed and had an amazing time. Maybe it is because Baldridge is from a very small town with an extremely small graduating class, but his outlook and positivity are simply refreshing.

I was tickled when he recalled his memory of meeting Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for the first time. He said he "fan-girled". I could not help but feel his joy. The admiration he has for the Superstar Country Couple is remarkable and genuine. Imagine having someone you look up to saying they want to check out your work. That would be like Leeza Gibbons telling me she wants to watch one of my interviews. How could I not be happy for this kind and amazing artist?

Please be sure to watch our full conversation now and do not forget to grab his latest single "Rebound". If you are a fan of social media, make sure you send him a shout-out as he loves to hear from fans. Tell him I sent you. Oh, and in case you were wondering, right after our interview we heard Souther Halo across the room. We just had to go over and say hello to the girls. That was a moment that I definitely wanted to be a part of and was fortunate to be included in. As always folks, stay tuned for more on Baldridge coming up soon. ~Missy



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Drew Baldridge Tour Dates

07/19/2024 : Cedar County Fair: Hartington, NE
07/20/2024 : Muscatine County Fair: West Liberty, IA
07/26/2024 : Chatham Capitol Theatre: Chatham-kent, ON
07/27/2024 : District 142 - Live Music & Ev: Wyandotte, MI
08/02/2024 : Streator Fest 2024: Streator, IL
08/03/2024 : Jiffy Lube Live: Bristow, VA
08/10/2024 : BFM Summer Concert Series: Bagdad, KY
08/18/2024 : Illinois State Fair 2024: Springfield, IL
08/24/2024 : Mahomet Music Festival 2024: Mahomet, IL
09/06/2024 : Greenville North Carolina Conv: Greenville, NC
09/07/2024 : Wind Vineyards: Tappahannock, VA
09/08/2024 : Wind Vineyards at Smith Mounta: Moneta, VA
09/21/2024 : BIG Baldridge and Bonfire: Patoka, IL
09/25/2024 : Pasadena Livestock Show & Rode: Pasadena, TX
09/28/2024 : BIG Baldridge and Bonfire: Nauvoo, IL
10/11/2024 : The Big Sting 2024: Prescott, AZ
11/07/2024 : Emerald Coast PCA Rodeo Concer: Niceville, FL
12/12/2024 : Hickory Metro Convention Cente: Hickory, NC

About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!