Riley Thomas has been writing and performing since the age of 14, when he joined a rock band in his hometown of Plant City, Florida. As the lead singer he quickly realized music was his calling, after hoping for a career in professional baseball before.
“I think music has always been in my blood — even when I tried to not write I always did, so I know I have to,” Thomas said.
Courtney Blake, a talented singer-songwriter and natural entrepreneur, wanted to find a way to combine these two passions. So in 2014, she co-founded Plaid Flag Music to help other aspiring songwriters and make a positive impact on the music industry.
“It’s like a game trying to get songs cut,” Blake said. “So for me, it was amazing to see how, when someone gets a song cut, it can change the songwriter’s life and other people’s lives just through music.”
At first, Jared Scott’s story sounds almost too perfectly Nashville to be true, but one listen to any of his songs proves his Music City success is well deserved.
Scott was born and raised in Buckner Missouri. A rural farm town, 45 minutes outside of Kansas City. Exposed to music at an early age, Jared grew up on The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and just about any mix-tape he could get his hands on.