Former pilot turned country artist Stu Basham has released his debut summer single “Hits Like a Girl”
Raised in Oregon, Stu was surrounded by mountains instead of farms, sipped craft beer instead of whiskey, and drove an old Subaru dubbed the “Stubaru” instead of a pickup truck.
Basham was on his way to becoming a commercial pilot, but got tired of working on his “backup plan” and went to pursue his passion for songwriting and performing. The long journey took him to Denver, Colorado, as well as New York City, and now his wheels have touched down in Nashville.
After writing pop songs for most of his life, his country-loving wife turned him on to Rascal Flatts and many other country artists. He was hooked and continued to delve deeper into the genre, finding new inspiration in artists like Luke Combs, Zac Brown Band, and Old Dominion.
His older brother shared Dave Matthews Band with him as a kid and Basham has since mixed that influence with a modern country sound, creating a unique take on country, rock, and jam band music with a heavy focus on lyrics, a staple of the Nashville songwriting scene.
“Hits Like a Girl” has been featured on numerous blogs already and is gaining traction on playlists. Basham has been recognized as a One to Watch by NSAI and has had multiple songs recommended to publishers. He can be found on the below social media sites.