Photographer: Zack Knudsen
Drake White’s (William Drake White) artistic creativity and inclination give him the drive to sing with the ability to take you to places you have never been, and he embraces the essence of a country singer while he does so.
Even while he has an arteriovenous malformation, he celebrates what he does with his utmost strength. He is breezy and optimistic, like Huckleberry Finn himself.
In his words, as he was recovering from a stroke in 2019, “There was a revival in my heart and my soul. I felt an overwhelming sense of joy and gratitude towards my maker, my life, and the simple things. A paradigm shift happened.
I stopped worrying about the things I couldn’t control. I kept writing music and running with that Huckleberry Finn mentality I’ve always had. I kept on swimming, kept on rafting, and kept on rocking. People are going to hear that in my new music. They’re going to see it in my shows.”
This stoic-like mentality magnifies the energy in his show, and it is indicative of his optimistic spirit.
Drake White is an American country singer born October 3, 1983, in the Heart of Dixie, Alabama.
Ever since his teen years, the artist had a lot of thoughts, curiosities, and experiences that he jotted down. He would then later turn these thoughts into lyrics.
That shows a lot about his skills, as he can turn his thoughts into pieces of art that can be pleasing to the ears and have central messages behind those lyrics.
In his teenage years, he jump-started his passion for singing, being in the youth choir at First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff.
Later when he went to Gadsden State Community College, he fostered his creativity in his building science degree. That would help him be able to work with a general contractor in Nashville who has the primary responsibility of overseeing large home-building projects.
Drake White’s Music Embraces the Cheerful Nature of Country Music
Drake White’s music reminds the listener of the joys of living, the struggles, and the American Dream.
The man appreciates the little things, and he places those thoughts into his music, which shows his happiness and joy, and that he’s living a euphoric life. That is seen with one of Drake White’s hits, “Livin’ The Dream.”
This song makes you feel grateful for what you have, especially if you’re married to a loving husband or wife with God alongside you. If you have that, whatever adversities come with it, you’re living the utopia.
“Livin’ The Dream” (the official music video) is performed in an environment where life is down to earth with nature at the forefront of the scenery. There is also a dusty track and a medium-sized house in the scene, which amplifies the “down-to-earth effect.” It is all coupled with what makes life perfect, God, your family, your freedom, and anything else that makes you at peace.
The way he presents his upbeat music while creating this pleasing environment in his music video conveys the message and tone of his song and makes it much better than it already is.
This down-to-earth type of country song presents the virtuous and optimistic soul he has from the freedom he has in the Appalachian areas of Alabama.
When driving through a forest or other beauty of the wilderness on a long road trip through the country with your family, this uplifting music is perfect to enjoy.
Even when you’re not on the road trip, the music makes you feel free from anything bounding you. The emphasis that Drake White puts in the lyrics makes you feel like you’re in the same boat he’s sailing on.
“Look at us with a picket fence
Don't get a lot of money but we're making a dent
Old Ford truck with a dog in the back
Now ain't we livin' the dream
Big blue sky, green, green grass
Ain't doin' half bad for a half-full glass
Kiss me baby yeah just like that now
Ain't we livin' a dream”
As a country singer, he reminds his audience of the core virtues of the art of country music, appreciating God and your country, and living a euphoric life as you please with your family.
Whether it’s fishing, making music, going on a road trip, or sharing your thoughts and gratitude to God, his straightforward and confident emphasis on vocalizing his thoughts, happiness, and sadness makes listeners feel like they are with him, which has a good impact.