Country singer, Drew Gregory, has had a busy last few weeks as he played "A Taste of Nashville" in his hometown of Standard, Alberta, and then was off to the Alberta Country Music Awards a few days later.
The Taste of Nashville event was held in the Standard Community Hall and was inspired by a show Gregory previously seen in Nashville.
"It was the second songwriters night that we have done. They do them in Nashville, that is where I got the idea. You get four songwriters up on stage and get them singing their songs," explained Gregory.
Gregory shared the stage with Blake Reid, Devin Cooper and Luanne Carl from the band Renegade Station. Each artist showcased songs they wrote and shared the backstory of the song with the audience.
"It was just something to bring people out into the community. We did an intermission and people hung around later. It was a nice night to not only put on a show but get a lot of different people out and maybe some new people to town, and give them an opportunity to come out and see that small town feel and meet their neighbours," continued Gregory.
Soon after that, Gregory was on the road again to Red Deer to take in the 2019 Alberta Country Music Awards where he was nominated for six different categories.
"I just love the community in Alberta here. The country music community has only gotten more supported since I have joined. I remember a lot of people helping me when I was younger, and I want to give that support back to them. It is always a great weekend to get together. I had a bunch of nomination and I didn't end up coming home with any hardware, but that just shows you the level of talent you have here in Alberta," concluded Gregory.