Ultimate fans of Vikings, Lone Survivor, The Hunger Games, and Bad Boys For Life might find it surprising that Alexander Ludwig is stepping into Nashville’s inner circle of talented musicians. The sudden career shift has been a long time coming for the Hollywood star, as he grew up listening to country music icons – Alan Jackson, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and even Eric Church.
On Tuesday, April 4, BBR Music Group/BMG proudly announced that they signed the multi-talented artist, Alexander Ludwig. “I’ve been drawn to country music since I was handed my first guitar at nine years old,” says the rising country star. “Life is about the journey and I am grateful to take these next steps in music with Loba, BBR Music Group/BMG, and the community in Nashville and want to thank them for taking a chance and believing in me,” he adds.
The Canadian native is set to drop his self-titled debut EP on May 21.The five-track collection that blends old-school twang with modern muscle, was produced by Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy (both members of Jason Aldean’s band.)
“Alexander is one of those rare individuals who excels at everything he does. A big reason is his work ethic. He never assumes anything will be handed to him and his music career is no exception. He’s been a long-time student of the genre and put in the time over the last several years coming to Nashville, spending time writing, learning from industry vets, and honing his craft” shared Jon Loba, President of BMG Nashville. “When he first came to my attention, I was hesitant because oftentimes when an actor or athlete wants to cross into music, it’s just a diversion or vanity project. BBR VP of Promotion Lee Adams assured me that wasn’t the case and pushed for a meeting. I’m so glad she did! Alexander is not only a special artist, but a special human being, and I can’t wait for all our partners to meet him and hear his music.”
Luckily, the actor turned musician released the titles of his upcoming tracks early. Until then, add his most recent single to your playlist and let us know how you feel about this career change below or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.
Alexander Ludwig’s EP Track Listing:
“Love Today” – (Greylan James, David Lee Murphy, Matt Roy)
“Sunset Town” – (Marv Green, David Lee Murphy, Justin Wilson)
“How It Rolls” – (Eric Arjes, Brad Tursi)
“Malibu Blue” – (Jonathan Singleton, Brad Tursi, Andrew Rollins)
“Summer Crazy” – (Alexander Ludwig, Kurt Allison,Tully Kennedy, Justin Wilson)
**Produced by Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy**