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Tucker drops a new summer country anthem!
With magnetic charm and melodic songwriting,
Tucker Wetmore is striving to make a connection. To change someone’s life.
Hi Tucker, welcome to VQS!
Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
I’m Tucker Wetmore, a country artist from Nashville, TN. I released my debut single and a music video for “Kiss My A$$” last year and I’m releasing new music this year.
I started playing piano when I was 11 years old after my dad left. Looking back, I realize I was looking for something to help me cope with some built-up emotions. Since then, music has always been my therapy. I see how much it has changed and affected my life, and if I can help at least one other person in a similar way, that would be more than enough for me.
Congrats on the release!
What was your inspiration for this new song?
The lyrics are “I keep on drinking too much not talking enough / tryin’ to act tough but you’re calling my bluff, I’m calling out for another round, but you’re not here and not makin’ a sound / so, bartender this might be a lot / can I get another shot?”
The song is emotional and raw but also has the theme of kicking back and partying that is so big in country music.
Connect with Tucker
Tucker Wetmore knows his way around a country song. His own life has unfolded like one, from his small-town childhood in the rural American Northwest to his time playing college football in Montana. When an injury dashed his hopes of going pro, Wetmore headed back home to Kalama, WA.
He picked up his guitar, funneling his feelings into original songs that mixed country storytelling with modern melodies.
Less than a year later, he moved to Nashville to begin chasing down his own version of the American Dream, sharpening his unique country sound with help from collaborators like Grammy-winner Chad Brown and co-producer Jesse Thompson.
“We’ve got a little bit of love, a little bit of God, a little bit of honky-tonk, and a little bit of alcohol,” Tucker says of his songs, which blend his baritone vocals with Telecaster twang, singalong hooks, chip-on-your-shoulder charisma, and the roll-up-your-sleeves determination of a Gen Z powerhouse who understands the value of hard work.
A star athlete since childhood, Tucker first learned about perseverance on the playing field. He excelled at football, baseball, and track, earning four state championships during his senior year and setting a new state record in pole vault.
Music provided a source of comfort and clarity throughout the journey,
Like Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen, Tucker is a member of the modern-day Spotify generation — a 20something songwriter whose musical tastes are all-encompassing, influenced by genre-jumping playlists and the ever-expanding sound of country radio. He embraces that diversity in songs like the barreling “Kiss My Ass” and the new country hymn “Dear Lord,” creating music that nods to his influences while still stepping forward into uncharted territory. This isn’t your grandfather’s country music, in other words. It’s country music for the modern world.
From the football field to the stage, he’s always brought dedication and drive to his work… and these days, that work is sounding like a country star on the brink of a breakthrough.