Let’s face it, even the most highly successful music artist had to start somewhere! Every performer, singer, songwriter, or musician likely began pursuing their dream after being moved by a real-life experience.
Plenty of artists got their start after attending their first concert, while others found their passion following the purchase of their first full-length album. Some artists even had to climb the ranks, oddly enough, by digging ditches for extra cash to find their way to playing on stage in front of thousands of people. Meanwhile, others have stood in giant crowds to see bands play on stage before ever hitting the road on their own.
After paying his dues and learning the ins and outs of the business, though, The Voice finalist Kenzie Wheeler has been able to make a career out of what he loves to do! And, he can now reflect on his journey and see how far he has come so far.
Luckily, for readers Music Mayhem has decided to go back to where it all began for Wheeler, and find out some of the biggest moments that have helped shape him into who he is today!
Check out these cool first-time experiences that have made an impact on Wheeler throughout his life.
First album I purchased was: George Strait’s 50 number one hits
First concert I attended as a fan: Rascal Flatts concert in plant city at the Florida Strawberry Festival.
Musical Inspiration: George Strait
First musical memory: would have to be singing in the car with my mom when I was little
First show I ever played was: in Orlando, Florida at the House of Blues for my album release party.
Celebrity crush: would have to be Carrie Underwood
My first job: A selector at Publix warehouse in Lakeland, Florida
My first date was: to the movies with my first girlfriend from high school
First song you’ve ever written or released: I have some songs that I have written but I haven’t recorded them yet
First time you felt you made it: The first time I felt like I had made it would have been when I came home from The Voice after getting second place. It was such a big accomplishment for me and it was something that I had dreamed about doing for a long time. It was amazing to have so many people rooting for me with all of their support. It will be something that I’ll never forget.