Drake White Releases Debut Single – The Simple Life

Drake White Has Released His Debut Single, “The Simple Life,” To Radio.

Drake White released his debut single, “The Simple Life,” to radio this week tying Justin Moore for the most added song (“Point At You”). “The Simple Life” is co-written by Drake, Jeremy Stover and Brian Dean Maher and will appear on Drake’s upcoming debut album due out late 2013 on MCA.

Drake explains what’s behind the debut single saying

“There’s a buzz in this world. There’s a distraction and a constant noise. ‘The Simple Life’ is about getting away from that and knowing what is important to you—family, friends, God, whatever and really feeling that you don’t have to be going 90 million miles an hour all the time. You can slow down, live simply and when you let the loose ends drag, they say the stress levels go down, the health goes up. When you’re healthy and stress free, that’s a good life. That’s the simple life.”

The Alabama native describes his sound as “country rockin’ freestyle blues” with influences by Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, whom Drake toured with on the Country Throwdown tour. He has also opened for Eric Church, Kid Rock, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town and most recently, Blackberry Smoke.

Below is a video of Drake talking about his debut single, enjoy!

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