Rising country artist Jeremy McComb kicked off 2016 with the release of his latest album, FMFeaturing 12 solid tracks, McComb is currently making his way coast to coast, and everywhere in between,  showcasing new music on his GRIT Tour. Lead single “Didn’t We” has already been making a big impact with country fans, and has set the tone for a impressive year ahead for the country artist.

We caught up with  Jeremy McComb to chat about his new music, touring and much more! Check out our exclusive interview and get to know the talented artist.

CountryMusicRocks (CMR): You released your latest album, FM, earlier this year.Give us some background on the album and tell us a little about this collection of new music?

Jeremy McComb: This album was really about finding the truth in each experience with each song. Taking the grit and persistence it takes to do this at a high level for a long time. I really fell in love with every song on this record as we wrote it and it was something that brought the feeling of like, wow okay this is another big step for me and us personally and professionally as a songwriter & performer.

CMR:  Your new single, Didn’t We, has been connecting with fans with over 1.1 million streams already. Tell us a little about that song and what made you select it as your lead single from the album?

Jeremy McComb: Tim Mcgraw had it on hold for about 8 months and it was just one of those songs that directly after we wrote it (Myself, Rick Huckaby and Rhett Anthony) I felt like there was something very special about it.

CMR: Prior to pursuing your career in music, you were a tour manager & worked in radio, so you’ve seen several sides to the industry. Now you’re on the other side of the industry as an artist. How has your prior experience impacted your career today?

Jeremy McComb: I think just being prepared for what this life entails, The early mornings, the late nights, the expectations of how songs are added, played, rotated and how things work on every end, makes you appreciate everyone else and their job around you. So I think just having “Been There” before has helped me immensely as an artist.

CMR: You are currently out on your 2016 GRIT Tour. For folks that have not seen you live in concert yet, how would you best describe your set?

Jeremy McComb: I’m a story-teller, and so I love that feeling of connecting with new people, new stories in towns across America. That connection is what drives me at every show.

CMR: Your tour is sponsored by Caribbean’s Finest Rum, so we’ve got to know, what is your favorite drink with the rum?

Jeremy McComb: I LOVE Pineapple Juice like on a crazy next level kind of Love so, The Caribbeans Finest goes GREAT with it!!

CMR:  As fans are still getting to know you, what is one thing that you would like to convey to country music fans about you and your music?

Jeremy McComb: For me, it’s the connection. I can’t tell you what it means to see people support music and artists like people do now. It means more than I could ever explain to see more and more people showing up, singing along and connecting. It’s so humbling..

CMR: With 2016 now underway, what are some things that you are looking forward to and excited about for this year?

Jeremy McComb: I’ve been dying to get this music out, and with our new sponsor we’ve been able to really take our stage show and set to the next level. It’s exciting to see a vision I’ve dreamed up in my head come together.

Pick up Jeremy McComb’s new album FM on iTunes HERE. Also, be sure to check and see if he is coming to an area near you! Check out his tour schedule HERE.

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