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, country singer Todd Tilghman 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.
Luckily, for readers Music Mayhem has decided to go back to where it all began for Tilghman, 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 Tilghman throughout his life.
First album purchased: I THINK it was Garth Brooks’ ‘Ropin the Wind.’ It was either that or Bon Jovi’s ‘Slippery When Wet’
First concert attended as a fan: PETRA: Beyond Belief Tour
First musical inspiration: seriously, I think it was the church ladies singing hymns and spirituals
First musical memory: Singing God Likes People when I was eight
First show I’ve ever played: Real performance? The Voice on NBC
First celebrity/musician crush: DOLLY PARTON
First job: Satellite Salesman (telemarketing)
First song you’ve ever written or released: “In A Heartache”
First date: I think my first date was maybe in 5th grade? Is that a date? When you go to the movies with her and her parents? Her name is Jennifer.
First time you felt you made it: Still waiting on that one