Singer/songwriter Adam Sanders, 27, grew up doing what kids in the small town of Lake City, Fla., did—namely spend time with family, go to church, hunt, play sports and listen to country music. Those five pillars from his youth—faith, family, outdoors, fitness and music—are what drive Adam today as he works toward reaching the next level of country stardom.
Just like his hero Alan Jackson did in 1979, Adam packed his bags and moved to Nashville after high school in 2009 to “chase that neon rainbow.” Over the last nine years, Adam has found more than his share of success as a songwriter, penning tunes for Cole Swindell (“Ain’t Worth the Whiskey”), Dustin Lynch (“Hell of a Night”), Dierks Bentley (“Sounds of Summer”) and more.
With a new six-song self-titled EP, which dropped on May 11, Adam is hoping to channel his inner AJ in more ways than one, including on his new song, “Alan Jackson,” which tells the amusing story of a guy trying to win back his girlfriend with a little help from the Hall of Famer’s musical catalog.
“Growing up, the first songs I learned and sang were Alan Jackson songs,” says Adam to NCD. “His music has had an amazing influence on me. The new song is just an upbeat number that pays tribute to him . . . I’ve already got the video mapped out in my head.”
Alan, if you’re out there reading this, Adam needs a cameo from you.
“Having Alan Jackson in the video would be a dream come true,” says Adam. “Can you imagine me showing up at the girl’s house at the end with Alan Jackson in my car? If Alan can’t get the girl back, no one can.”
While Adam is currently pushing the EP’s new single, “Over Did It,” you can check out “Alan Jackson” below.