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Wynn Williams’ Journey From Working to Performing the Rodeo Houston

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Wynn Williams always dreamed of becoming a country music performer. From a young age, he was inspired by 90s and 2000s country music from artists such as Glen Campbell and Jim Reeves. “By the time I was in high school, country music was just an extension of who I was as a person,” said Williams. The Texas native is now making a name for himself and you can see him this year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!

Williams spent high school fine-tuning his voice in choir and learning to play guitar in between rodeoing gigs. After long nights of practicing with his friends, Williams finally worked up the courage to perform in front of an audience as a solo act his sophomore year of high school. “I performed Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and I fell in love with the feeling of being on stage and singing for a live audience,” said Williams. 

Williams’ first performance lit a spark in his desire to become a renowned country artist. Throughout the rest of his high school and college carriers, Williams signed up for gigs everywhere from restaurants to Opry style shows around the DFW area. Upon his graduation from Texas A&M University, he decided to pursue music as a full-time career. 

Williams began working at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo soon after graduating college shaping hats for Resistol. Williams loved working for the company, educating Rodeo goers about the significance behind every detail in the hats design. Reisistol felt like a family to him, but Williams had bigger dreams for himself at the Houston Rodeo.

At night, Williams would sneak out to see artists play at The Wine Garden or The Hideout, hoping someday his chance would come to perform there someday. Williams dreams came true in 2018 when he was asked to play at The Wine Garden, but his dreams of making it big didn’t stop there. 

I told the people watching to give me six years and I’ll be playing inside NRG

Williams is set to play at The Hideout, a bigger stage with a larger audience, this year – March 4th. The transition from The Wine Garden to The Hideout shows Williams’ exponential growth as an artist. The year 2020 is a particularly exciting year for Williams. In addition to playing at The Hideout for the first time, his first album dropped on January 24. This 14 song album marks his first full-length project and includes songs such as “Tornado” and “Man What a Woman” “2020 is is a big year for us because we’re getting to tour and play my songs for country music fans across the country!” said Williams. “Getting to cross off accomplished goals on our list and continuing to grow is what I’m most looking forward to.”

See Wynn Williams, Wednesday, March 4th at The Hideout.

All Photos Courtesy of 613 Media

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