Alabama singer/songwriter Drake White describes his sound as "country rockin' freestyle blues" with influences by Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. His song "The Simple Life" praises the things that really matter.
"There's a buzz in this world," says Drake. "There's a distraction and a constant noise. 'The Simple Life' is about getting away from that and knowing what is important to you — family, friends, God, whatever and really feeling that you don't have to be going 90 million miles an hour all the time."
He adds, "You can slow down, live simply and when you let the loose ends drag, they say the stress levels go down, the health goes up. When you're healthy and stress free, that's a good life. That's the simple life."
Drake has toured with Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Kid Rock, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town and Blackberry Smoke.
"Whether I’m singing on the street or if I’m singing at the Ryman, I’m going to be smiling either way as long as I get to make music."