Adam Sanders, the “rookie with the veteran’s resume”, is making a splash with his performing career. In 2009, with a dream in his heart, Sanders made the move to Nashville. While working construction on the side to pay bills, Sanders’ songwriting opened to co-writing and building core relationships in the business. After just two years Sanders signed his first publishing deal and saw hits by Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley, and Justin Lynch. Sanders is branching out again, this time as a singer. You can hear his newest single “Ruled The World”, released on February 21, 2020, below! To celebrate the release of Sanders’ single and his success in performing, we sat down to a Rapid Fire Round Interview with him.
1. Did you have a musical mentor when you got started? What is the most important thing they taught you?
Well, growing up my hero was Alan Jackson. Without him, I wouldn’t be in Nashville today. But, my Uncle who is also in the music industry called me one day when I was a kid and told me that I should start writing songs and that it could be my way into the industry one day. Turns out, he was right.
2. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given about working in the music industry?
Become the CEO of your business.
3. When was the first time you felt like you made it in the industry?
The day I got my first cut as a songwriter, I got to hear Luke Bryan record my song in the studio. As soon as I walked into the room, Luke gave me a big hug and said ‘Congrats on your first cut, Buddy.’ I knew then that if I could have my songs recorded by our biggest act in our format, that the sky was the limit.
4. What’s the one song (from any artist) you wish you had written or sung first?
Everywhere – Tim McGraw
5. When and where do you do your best writing?
Honestly, I treat it like a job. So 10am at a co-writer’s studio.
6. If you could choose one person, alive or not, to play a concert with, who would it be and why?
Alan Jackson. He was my hero growing up and that would be a dream come true.
7. What’s your most or least favorite thing about being on the road?
Most favorite is getting to play shows and meet new fans for sure. The least favorite is the travel. It’s a grind a lot of times, but it’s what I signed up for so you gotta love it!
8. Favorite venue to play? If no favorite, what is your dream venue to play?
I would love to play Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) someday. I’m a very big Florida Gators fan and grew up about 40 mins from the university.
9. If you had to choose a theme song for your life, what would it be?
Alan Jackson – Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow
10. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m the least political person in the room.