With a Master’s Degree in Classical Piano, one might wonder how this guy could also be a country singer, songwriter, and piano man. Truth is, Eric Burgett has had country music running in his veins since he was a baby. Growing up on a farm in Latham, Illinois, he was surrounded by the hard-work ethics of his parents, who were huge fans of country music. Eric would ride along in the tractor with his dad at an early age and listened to the artists that he would soon look towards for inspiration. On the farm, Eric learned that hard work went a long way, which eventually showed through in his music ability.
After graduating from a private college in central Illinois, Eric made his way to Nashville, where he completed a graduate degree in music, while also maintaining a musical avenue, directing music at a church, working as a pianist for School of Nashville Ballet, and teaching several piano students in the Nashville area. Most recently, he has played keyboards and sang BGV’s for Broken Bow Recording Artist James Wesley. Burgett continues to keep ties with his hometown roots, playing shows in and around central Illinois as well as college shows at his alma mater, Millikin University in Decatur, IL.
Burgett’s songs tell stories of dirt roads, friendships, hardships, and overall life. If you catch a live show, Eric fronts his band with the piano. You might see him throw in some of that classical-playing ability. He has opened up for national recording artists Lee Brice, Frankie Ballard, Charlie Worsham, Chris Stapleton, Jana Kramer, and Rodney Atkins. Last spring, Eric was selected to perform in the “Smash Hit” singing competition sponsored by the Nashville Predators, in which he had performed at Bridgestone Arena during the hockey games. New music is currently in the making! You can check out some of his current singles, “Nothin’ Better” and “Have a Beer,” on iTunes and many other online platforms. ~ Thanks for visiting!