Seth Ennis caught the musical bug early on in life when his parents placed him before black and white keys that make up a perfectly tuned piano. The military kid who was once tugged from place to place eventually found himself at home with a musical instrument in hand. At just five-years-old, the dreamer dabbled with drums, noticed the power behind a guitar, and soon after found his voice.
After honing in on his craft for years, the singer-songwriter packed his bags and moved to music city to become a solo artist. Upon arrival, his contagious sound and witty play on words caught the attention of notable names in the industry. Therefore, it wasn’t long until the breakthrough star found himself sharing a stage with hitmakers like – Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Florida Georgia Line.
While performing and penning chart-topping anthems for well-respected musicians, Ennis started cranking out original content. His ear-worthy tracks “Woke Up In Nashville” and “Call Your Mama” featuring Little Big Town dominated country radio, placing his name on radars nationwide.
Off the heels of his breakup ballad “The Book,” which showcases the singer’s gifted songwriting abilities and infectious vocals – Ennis surprised fans with a party-like two-track collection. Ennis told Celeb Secrets Country that he wanted to include cheerful, yet upbeat tunes to his repertoire to deliver a high-energy performance out on tour.
“Because of the style of my voice, early on, I leaned towards doing a lot more ballads. The problem was when I got on the road, and I only had slow songs to play! So, I’ve tried to be better about recording more songs with my live show in mind. Everybody wants to partayyy!” shared the budding artist full of excitement.
Alongside Lindsay Rimes and Phil Barton, Ennis co-wrote “Just A Little,” a toe-tapping track that would provoke anyone to get up on their feet and dance. Although, the creative behind the pen did not stop there – he felt the urge to release “So Much,” a pop-country melody that has been stored in his back pocket for quite some time.
“I wrote it with some of my good buddies, Geoff Warburton and Brandon Day. It was just a title I had saved in my phone, and I threw it out in the room, and the boys liked it, so we ran with it!” revealed Ennis about the songwriting process.
The distinctive blend of pop musical elements with Seth’s matchless vocal inflection in “So Much,” proves that he is a genre-bending star on the rise.
While embracing the success of his two-track collection, he shared with Celeb Secrets Country that he is getting busy in the studio with other musicians making waves in the honk-tonk town. Learn more about Seth’s musical journey by reading our full Q&A below.
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Celeb Secrets Country: Who is Seth Ennis? How would you describe yourself as a vocalist?
Seth Ennis: I don’t really know how to answer that, haha. I guess I’m not really a belter or anything – I just sing with what I got.
Celeb Secrets Country: For our readers to get to know you a little bit more, can you share your backstory?
Seth Ennis: I grew up as a military kid. My pops was a colonel in the Air Force, so we moved around a good bit, but most of my life, I lived in Valdosta, GA – which is home to me and where all my family is. My parents started me on the piano when I was five years old, then I fell in love with the drums and started playing those, and then the guitar. I used to play and sing background vocals for other people before doing my own stuff. I moved to Nashville with a couple of my best friends in 2014, and we lived in a one-bedroom apartment in bunk beds right behind Exit/In. Just tryin’ to do the dang thang…
Seth Ennis: Because of the style of my voice, early on, I leaned towards doing a lot more ballads. The problem was when I got on the road, and I only had slow songs to play! So I’ve tried to be better about recording more songs with my live show in mind. Everybody wants to partayyy!
Celeb Secrets Country: You recently penned “So Much,” could you walk us through the songwriting process?
Seth Ennis: Yes! I wrote it with some of my good buddies, Geoff Warburton and Brandon Day. It was just a title I had saved in my phone, and I threw it out in the room, and the boys liked it, so we ran with it!
CSC: Do you believe “So Much” represents the type of singer-songwriter you are?
SE: Because I like writing and performing in several genres, I don’t know if I’ll ever really know if there’s one song that defines me as an artist. I just like to record songs that I really connect with and think fit my voice.
SE: Sometimes I do – like with “Woke Up in Nashville,” “Think and Drive,” and “The Book.” Sometimes I pull from the artist I’m writing with’s experiences, and sometimes – like in the case of these two songs – I just come up with concepts or titles I think are cool and try to make them sound hitty.
CSC: You have penned chart-topping tracks for notable names in the industry – how does it feel to write, record, and release your own music? Especially after taking a bit of a hiatus over the past few years?
SE: I love it. I always tell people I get just as much joy releasing music of my own as I do when another artist releases a song I’ve helped write. I just like to create, create, create. 🙂 I also think a vocal on a song is just as important if not more important than any other instrument on a song, and sometimes I love a song, but the voice isn’t the right paintbrush for that specific song – which I’m totally okay with and doesn’t make me feel like any less of a part of the song!
CSC: How would you like your fans to feel when they listen to this latest two-pack?
CSC: Could we expect music videos for both tracks in the near future?
SE: Anybody got a bunch of money laying around?
CSC: You have worked with several award-winning producers on your projects – tell us about this experience and the dynamic in the studio?
SE: It’s my happy place. Everybody in this town is so dang talented, and I always feel so humbled to create with these guys and gals.
CSC: How would you say you’ve grown as an artist since beginning your music career?
SE: Geeze – so much. I got my first record deal pretty early on when I moved to town, and there is so much I learned about how the business works that I never knew before. I’m still learning all the time. Craig Wiseman said one time, “This town offers you everything but owes you nothing,” and I think that’s one of the most important things I’ve heard since I’ve been here. Gotta keep on keeping on. Stay hungry.
CSC: How do you plan to finish off 2021 strong?
SE: I’m pretty much just writing through the rest of the year with some different artists.
CSC: In September, you welcomed your baby girl into the world – do you find it challenging to balance your music career and new dad duties?
SE: Yeah, it’s pretty crazy. Thankfully, my wife, Janna, has been really cool and understanding about what I do and has done so much to allow me to be present and at 100% while working. Getting home and seeing my baby girl is one of the coolest things, though. It makes me wanna work harder than I ever have.
CSC: What would you be doing if you weren’t pursuing music as a full-time career?
SE: Probably living in my mom’s basement.
CSC: Could us fans expect you to hit the road soon with your new music?
SE: Yes, yes, yes. That’s my only goal right now – to get on the road again!
CSC: Since we are Celeb Secrets – do you have any secret projects in the pipeline right now, or is there anything about this recent project that might surprise us fans?
SE: There are a lot of artist projects I’m working on right now that are going to be sick… I don’t feel like it’s my place to tell their secrets! But lots of smash potatoes are coming in 2022 🙂