Brandon Lay is Tennessee native. After attending Union University in Jackson, he made the move to Nashville. In addition to being a performer, Lay has also written for artists including a HITS favorite, Cole Swindell. He has many touring accolades including opening for Old Dominion, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, etc. His newest song is called “Speakers, Bleachers And Preachers.”
Starting out with chords that feel warm and like home, Lay sets the foundation for pure nostalgia. The verses brilliantly set up the explosive chorus as he recounts specific memories growing up like “cheerleading skirts in backseats” and “Kingsley countdown radio” and “Kroger parking lot” and “a Chesney song gonna make her dance.” He manages to capture his thesis about youth in three images as he says, “there’s a lot to learn from speakers and bleachers and preachers/ story of my youth/ speakers and bleachers and preachers/ still got a lot of growing up to do.” The song is personal, yet relatable in that it chronicles familiar feelings in adolescence.