Written Photography (2007)
Holy Smoke (2010)
Melanie McFarlane Payne
Born in Williamston, Southern Carolina and raised in Greenville, Austin Webb’s love for music led him to begin writing poetry at the age of 9. Eventually picking up the guitar at 16, Webb’s mission to become a writer was shaping up perfectly. After his high school years, Webb locked in some 25 different odd jobs while chasing his musical dreams. After a bad breakup and a spontaneous trip to Nashville, Webb stopped into a Wafflehouse where he played Patsy Cline and met an older couple. The husband turned out to be Charlie Louvin, one of Austin’s influences. In the funny way the universe works, Louvin invited Webb to play onstage with him that night during a show in Monteagle, Tennessee.
In 2011 after winning the songwriting competition, Nashville Connection, Austin Webb moved to Nashville where his demo found its way to producer Byron Gallimore’s hands. Gallimore offered him a publishing deal and in December of 2012 his debut single “It’s All Good” was released on Streamsound Records. Webb released his second single “Slip On By” in July of 2013, peaking at No. 40 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in early 2014. 2013 also saw his Grand Ole Opry debut on November 9. Since, Webb has released the singles “Raise ‘Em Up” and “All Country On You”, reaching No. 58 and No. 48 respectively on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. In 2018 Webb released a song titled “Americana” co-written with Mo Pitney followed by the release of a song called “Modern Day Gypsy.”