Radiate Music, in partnership with BEC Recordings, has signed Nashville singer-songwriter Aaron Bucks, and today releases his debut single “California.” Produced by Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning producer-writer Ian Eskelin, “California” was penned by Bucks, Eskelin and Doug McKelvey. Bucks will release a full album later this year.
“Everyone has moments in life where we feel isolated and that no one else has experienced what we are going through,” Bucks explains. “I had a couple friends in my life who, during some tough moments, were there for me and chose to take the time to be my ‘brothers keeper.’ This song speaks deeply into that friendship and our camaraderie.”
While growing up in Vancouver, Canada, Aaron Bucks always gravitated towards music, but the pressure to pursue a conventional career kept him from taking his passion for music and songwriting seriously. Opting instead for culinary school, he spent every weekend performing at weddings and parties while also leading worship at his local church. Through encouragement from fans who’d heard him play and friends who knew his passion for music, an old acquaintance offered to help pay for him to record an album, which pushed him to reevaluate his career path and follow his music passion.
Brandon Ebel, President of BEC Recordings/Tooth & Nail Records, shares, “I’ve known and worked with Ian Eskelin for almost 20 years and I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership. Ian played me Aaron’s music and his first single grabbed my attention right away. I look forward to working with Aaron alongside Radiate Music.”
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