The journey to a record/publishing deal and #1 record can take on many forms. Americana Artist, Doug Seegers’ path from a newly sober, homeless Nashville street musician, to topping both the singles and album charts in Sweden can only be described as miraculous—and a story that needs to be heard. MBR is excited to welcome Doug to our studios and to hear this story. After Swedish singer and TV personality, Jill Johnson discovered Doug singing at a West Nashville food pantry and featured him on her popular TV show, “Jill’s Veranda,” the world began to know who Doug was before he even knew it. He found out he was #1 in Sweden from friends and by visiting the Nashville Public Library and surfing the internet. Many things happened along the way including signing a global publishing and record deal with BMG, performing on the legendary Ryman Auditorium stage, and publishing his biography with Steve Eubanks. Take a listen to this MBR for inspiration and to discover the possibilities of where your dreams can take you.
Doug Seegers’ new album, A Story I Got To Tell, is out now. His book, Going Down to the River: A Homeless Musician, an Unforgettable Song, and the Miraculous Encounter that Changed a Life, was released last year.