J U S T I N F O R R E S T
A rising start to look out for…
Described as the next guitar phenomenon, Nashville Singer/Songwriter and guitarist, Justin Forrest, brings a breath of fresh air to today’s music industry. Though Justin Forrest is 21, one look at him and you can tell he has an old soul entwined with a beyond hip demeanor. Born in Chicago, and quickly moving to Nashville, his grandparents bought him a guitar when he was 7 years old and he hasn’t put it down since. Years of practice, local guitar lessons and natural singing ability helped the Nashville native parlay his penchant for music into a full-fledged career. Added to those twin talents, unsettling life events have given him depth from which to pull searing lyrics. Justin is motivated by the love he receives from his community and fans and he wants to motivate others to “achieve anything they wish to achieve no matter their circumstances.”
1. Home is where your story begins, can you tell us a bit about yours?
I live in Nashville, Tennessee. I love it here. It’s a city of dreamers. Nashville has grown so much culturally, and musically, the past 10 years. All kinds of people from Los Angeles, New York City, and other major cities are moving here. I love the unknown of who you might just strike up a conversation with at local the coffee shop and learn about what they are doing with their life.
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2. How did Music find you?
One night, I was 6 years old; my father had Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Live at Austin City Limits DVD playing. I guess technically it was VHS back then, but I remember hearing that, and it making me feel an emotion I had never felt. Like longing for more of it. It wasn’t till my grandparents got me my first guitar when I needed something to focus my time on, and pour some attention and emotion into, that music really hit me. Ever since that day, holding that new guitar in my hands, I knew this was what I wanted to do the rest of my life.