CHARLIE BONNET III Releases “Hillbilly Rock Star” Video from New Album A Hotel In Valdosta
Tennessee country rock troubadour Charlie Bonnet III has released a brand new single and music video, titled ‘Hillbilly Rock Star,’ and is set to release his eighth solo album, titled ‘A Hotel In Valdosta,’ through Dammit Boy Records this summer. You can check out the video after the jump.
Hailing from Nashville, Bonnet has flirted with mainstream success in the past, having had a stint as lead guitarist for A&E reality star Big Smo, as well as a four year run as co-founder, singer and guitarist of Moccasin Creek before leaving the group. It was during this time that he caught the eye of major label producer Jon Conner, whose newly launched Dammit Boy imprint was seeking talent. When the original Moccasin Creek met its demise in late 2014, Conner was quick to scoop up Bonnet from the ashes, and put him in the studio. The result is ‘A Hotel In Valdosta,’ a solid slab of country rock glory that showcases Bonnet’s well-honed songwriting and delivery. “It’s my goal to keep country influenced Southern rock alive, and to carry the style of Hank Williams Jr and Lynyrd Skynyrd into a new generation” he states. “When it moves forward it must be with integrity. I have major respect for the forefathers of this sound, and when they decide to pass the torch, I hope to be their guy.”