Before Coby Greer took the stage earlier this year in south Georgia he was introduced as "The torch bearer of twang". It's a nickname that has stuck but it's also a torch Coby is proud to carry. When I referenced the moniker he just smiled and said "Well, someone has to do it". Before the first song of his set ended it was obvious that Coby Greer lives to make music. A native of north east Alabama Coby has been playing for audiences since the young age of 14. He formed his first band in junior high and in his words "played every VFW and saddle club in the state. He recieved a music scholarship and studied music/ business but by this time he was recieving a very different education on the road. He was working stages with some of the most influential figures in country music ranging from George Jones, Merle Haggard, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Loretta Lynn, ect. Coby says " working with and around these legends was the best education I could ever ask for. Coby's love and respect for the traditions and foundation of country music maybe why the legendary Bobby Bare recorded one of his most legendary hits when the two paired for a new version of "500 Miles Away From Home" I'm just trying to make music that seems fresh yet familiar to the listener and hopefully introduce a new generation to what I consider the most unique characteristics of legit Country Music. Recent changes in the music business has turned the business of old upside down and with those changes Coby Greer has emerged as successful recording artist and amassed a huge online following. "We've done this all on our own" says Greer "apart from a corporate structure that always said I was "too this" or "too that". Thanks to the internet people can find what they want and if the music is good the listener will respond" Says Coby. Well, take it from me; the music is good and people are definately responding. I have no doubt that we will be hearing from Coby Greer for a long time. You can find Coby on I-Tunes, Amazon as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @CobyGreerMusic. As long as their are guys like Coby the traditions of country music wil be in safe hands.