YouTube Videos Lead Dupre To Deal With Warner

An interesting path led James Dupre to Warner Bros. Records. He was working as a paramedic in Louisiana, singing in bars and making music at night. Eventually one of his many YouTube videos caught the attention of the team at Ellen, who invited him to come on the show.

Last March Dupre visited the fellow Louisiana native’s show and sang the Matchbox Twenty hit, “3 AM” (see video below). That put him on the radar of Warner Bros., which signed him to a record deal.

Dupre has posted over 100 YouTube videos and garnered over 500,000 channel views.

He is working with producers Kyle Lehning and Jerry Douglas, and has an album available at iTunes and CDbaby .com.

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