Country music artists have a long-standing love affair with the six-string guitar. However, a select few have chosen a different path. Following in the footsteps of legends like Charlie Rich, Ronnie Milsap & Phil Vassar, Eric Burgett has taken the 88 key torch and is blazing his own trail of standout country music. Burgett grew up on the family farm in Latham, IL performing on an old upright piano at his parents' tavern, The KORN KRIB, along with Sunday services at the Latham United Methodist Church.
Burgett made the move to Nashville to pursue his dreams of becoming a country music artist and in 2017, Eric signed with Bow to Stern Group, headed by Grammy-nominated producer Matt McClure. Eric maintains a busy tour schedule entertaining thousands of fans across the country. He has opened shows for such artists as Chris Stapleton, Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, Charlie Worsham, Phil Vassar, Clint Black, Jana Kramer, Craig Morgan, Jim Brickman, and the list goes on.
In 2019, Hardee’s Corporation asked Burgett to be a social media brand ambassador and partnered with Burgett to make his first music video for his debut single “Swing Low, Sweet Old Cadillac”. The song peaked at #28 on the Music Row CountryBreakout Chart. Eric also released his debut EP titled Pass It On in August of 2019. Originally written as his personal wedding song, Burgett’s radio single, “Sometimes Late At Night,” peaked at #26 on the Music Row CountryBreakout Chart in February of 2021 and also gained exposure on the Billboard Indicator chart. In the Spring of 2021, Eric was named an Anheuser-Busch social media brand ambassador.
Eric’s music has been featured on editorial playlists including Spotify’s Wild Country, New Music Nashville, Next From Nashville, Country by the Grace of God, Young Nashville, Fresh Finds: Country, and Nashville Stripped; Apple’s New in Country, Country Faith, and Best New Songs feature list; Pandora’s New Country Now and Amazon’s Breakthrough Country as well as over 57k independent playlists. Eric continues to release new music to his fans every 6 weeks gaining over 6.2 Million streams across all platforms. His latest digital streaming release “Country Nuff” released on October 7, 2022.