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1/15/24 - Letcher County Tourism - Cory Michael Harris

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This Monday's spotlight is singer/songwriter Cory Michael Harris from right here in Whitesburg!

Cory has been active in the region as an artist for 10+ years and has been on stages across KY, TN, VA, & OH. He's been fortunate enough to share stages with the likes of Tyler Childers, Colter Wall, Sturgill Simpson, The Steel Woods, 49 Winchester, Chris Knight, & Corey Smith, to name a few!

Cory recorded and released his 8 Track Debut Album, "OFF OF 15" here in Letcher County at Fat Baby Studios with Kenny & Hayden Miles, Brothers and Letcher County Natives themselves, of the international touring band, Wayne Graham. Cory says, "It was very important to me to record "Off Of 15" at home with Kenny and Hayden. Keeping a sense of Eastern KY in my record with the stories I'm telling that all took place here in the mountains." With Tracks like "Soundtrack", "RT 7", and "Coming Home" all telling stories of growing up and living in Letcher County that anyone who grew up in Small Town America can relate to.


In July 2023, Cory was signed to the roster of SixOneFive Agency based out of Nashville, TN. Owner, Thomas Cole, added Cory to the growing list of talented artists and singer/songwriters from all over the country. SixOneFive Agency is a Nashville based Artist Management/Development and Booking Agency and they are looking to have a big year in 2024!

In 2023, Cory released new singles recorded and produced at Beaird Music in Nashville, TN. "Those Were The Days", released in March 2023, reflects on how things used to be and how most of the time, we don't realize how good we've got it until those days are behind us. On June 14th, Cory released his second single of 2023, "Bourbon With My Beer"! Cory, being from KY, is a fan of all things Bourbon! "Bourbon With My Beer" was released on National Bourbon Day. Cory's Third release of 2023, “Somebody's Nothing”, came August 17th, 2023, and is the story of love faded away.

Keep an eye out for a lot of exciting new things coming for Cory in 2024. From New Music to New States to tell his stories, to the addition of new members and new life to his band Black Bottom Road, 2024 is set to have big things in store!

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