Josh Cottrell

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Josh Cottrell, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN
Josh Cottrell
Knoxville, TN
Dick’s Last Resort
Sat Aug 28 Noon-12:30 PM

My name is Josh Cottrell, and I am a 23 year old singer/songwriter, based out of Knoxville, Tennessee. I have been involved in music, literally, since I was born. Both my mother and father have music degrees from Carson Newman University, and the whole family has involved itself in Christian contemporary music, as my father was the worship leader at our church. I began writing my own songs and performing in my early teens, but I just seriously jump started my solo career in 2014. I draw on musical influences such as: John Mayer, Dave Barnes, Ron Pope, and Ed Sheeran. I feel I have an Americana or Folksy sound to my music, and I love to play both guitar and piano on stage. I have recently released my first EP, called Life With You. These songs are somewhat of a love letter to my beautiful wife, Megan. She is my soldier and my encouragement throughout this journey with my music. Thank you for taking the time to listen to my songs, and I hope this music can help you know me a little better. God Bless!