"Just call it country"
That’s what Justin Bogart would say if you asked him what kind of music he plays, but it's really not that simple. With influences ranging from George Strait to John Mayer to the Rolling Stones, his music is accessible and covers a lot of ground, yet it stays distinctly country. Justin grew up on the new traditional country of the 80’s and 90’s. Artists like George Strait, Alan Jackson, Marty Stuart, Clint Black, Dwight Yoakum and others steeped in the Bakersfield and Honkey Tonk sounds were some of his early influences. In high school he discovered The Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and other roots rock bands that challenged his perceptions of what was rock & roll and what was country. In college his voice as a song writer was developed by listening to troubadours like Radney Foster, Bruce Robison and Rodney Crowell. Today, some of his songs have a honkey-tonk twang, some scream the roadhouse blues, but it’s all country if you ask him.
Justin recently had his first major label songwriting cut with the song "Good As Gold" which he wrote with Mando Saenz. The song is on Frankie Ballard's recent Warner Brothers album El Rio, and is getting rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Frankie says, "“Good As Gold” is the heart of the record. The courage of that is so inspiring to me. It’s saying, “I know you’re with this guy, but you need to be with me.” It’s the action of saying it, not just feeling it. I just love it."
Justin is currently living in Nashville Tennessee and furthur pursuing his career in music as a songwriter. Please checkout the "Connect" page where you can follow Justin on Twitter and other social media.