Q&A: Adam Doleac Talks New EP & SiriusXM Highway Finds Tour

The rising star dishes details on new music & 20-city tour with High Valley and Ashley McBryde.

At Celeb Secrets Country, we are all about discovering new artists and supporting their music. One of these artists is Adam Doleac, and here’s what you need to know about him.

Originally from Hattiesburg Mississippi, the singer/songwriter is on his rise to stardom. After moving to Nashville in 2012, Doleac signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV penning songs for ‪Kane Brown and ‪Darius Rucker. The former college baseball player turned country artist was signed by his current manager, Jake LaGrone (287 Entertainment), in 2015 and launched his first 6 track self-titled EP Jun. 16, 2017.

If you haven’t listened to Doleac’s EP yet, what are you waiting for? Adam co-wrote all six tracks on the project including the lead single, “Whiskey’s Fine,” and had the extended play hit No. 6 on the Country iTunes Album chart.

Listen to the EP below:

The rest of 2017 is looking great for Doleac, as he has just been confirmed as direct support for Sirius XM’s The Highway Finds Tour. Featuring headliners High Valley and opener Ashley McBryde, the 20-city North American run will kick off on October 18th in Washington D.C. and wrap on December 9th in San Diego. For a full list of tour dates, click here.

Celeb Secrets Country caught up with Adam recently where we talked all things music, tour, and his rise to stardom. Check out the full interview below and keep up with Adam’s adventures by following him on Twitter at @AdamDoleacMusic.

Celeb Secrets Country: Your new EP debuted at #6 in country albums on I-tunes. Let’s talk about that.. How did that feel?

Adam Doleac: “It was awesome. We got some cool support, like Jason Aldean heard it and tweeted about it. Chipper Jones did too & he’s one of my favorites, I have a briefcase of his cards. It’s been really cool.”

Celeb Secrets Country: What’s your “favorite” song on it?

Adam Doleac: Well you know, I wrote each one of them. I’m open about the fact that I’m a hopeless romantic. “Everybody Needs Somebody” and “Whiskey’s Fine” are my favorite to sing. “Whiskey’s Fine” is the third most played on SiriusXM. It’s mainly the MS/blues style I like to sing.”

Celeb Secrets Country: Let’s talk about Sirius XM Highway Finds Tour…that’s exciting! Are you ready to get on the road?

Adam Doleac: “Yeah I am, It kicks off on the 18th.  There will be 20 cities across the country from NY to LA & DC.The last ten days are what I’m most excited about it which is Colorado and the Troubadour in Hollywood which is a famous venue. I’ve been wanting to go to Denver for years, so as far as the area I’m so excited. My dream venue is Red Rocks. Ashley and I are gonna write songs while we are [in Colorado] too, I’m ready.”

Celeb Secrets Country: You’ve played over 400 shows in the past two years but is this your first touring experience?

Adam Doleac: “Yeah, this is my first time going on an actual tour. I’ve done 200 shows a year between 2014-2015 so I’m excited.”

Celeb Secrets Country: Who are your musical influences?

Adam Doleac: “John Mayer is my largest influence. In the country world, Brothers Osborne and Chris Stapleton because I love what they are doing. I don’t know how to sing it if I don’t mean it, that’s how I write and how I sing. Those people, I know they mean it when they sing.”

Celeb Secrets Country: Where do you find inspiration when it comes to writing?

Adam Doleac: “Love songs are most of the things I write. People may think my song, “She Was Right,” sounds like it’s about a girl but it’s really more about the feeling of being told no inspired from the first time I ever got passed on for a record label.”

Celeb Secrets Country: What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in your career?

Adam Doleac: “Never stand still. In Nashville there are so many people moving here new daily and if you get comfortable, then someone will pass you up and take your spot. Someone’s after your spot so knowing it’s a privilege to be in the spot you’re in. So I’d say to stay present everyday.”

Celeb Secrets Country: What are your goals for 2018?

Adam Doleac: “I’m day to day. I used to set goals but the truth of the industry is you can’t get too ahead of yourself. I’d be wrong if I guessed where’d I’d be a year from today. My goals are to get on another tour, get on the radio, play as many venues as I can, and finish the full project.”

Written by Taylor Stanford

Taylor holds a BA in Journalism & minor in communication studies.
She has a background in broadcast TV and digital marketing. With a passion for music, she loves to chat with artists about their work. She finds joy in travels, good conversations, & vinyl records.