The heartbreaking news of the death of Prince at age 57 this week is drawing artists out to pay tribute to the music icon. Country singer James Otto followed suit by honoring the legend with a rendition of "Purple Rain" on the Big D and Bubba radio show Friday morning (April 22).
Kellie Pickler has consistently been a difficult Showdown artist to top, and her new song isn't changing that. "Feeling Tonight" won for a second straight round over the weekend, topping "Stay a Little Longer" from Brothers Osborne.
It’s all new for James Otto. The singer’s new song “Somewhere Tonight” represents a new style to go with his new record label and new look. Okay, he hasn’t had long hair in quite awhile, but admit it … Otto has never looked like the bad boy he’s playing on this single's cover art.
Okay, forget the hearts and roses for a minute -- this next song is really an unambiguous plea for more sex. James Otto represents the more carnal end of the country love song spectrum with 'Just Got Started Lovin' You,' which comes in at No. 52 on our Top 100 Country Love Songs list.
Before chasing his country music dreams, James Otto served two years in the U.S. Navy. In 1998, he decided he could get a dirty job in his home state of Washington or one in Nashville, where he could begin a career as a musician. With encouragement from his father, he moved and took any job he could. That meant driving a bus for Opryland.
Even country artists like James Otto were affected by the death of guitarist Ronnie Montrose. The classic rock legend, who played with singer Sammy Hagar in the band Montrose, died on Saturday (March 3) at the age of 64. The news shook the classic rock community, but clearly, Montrose's outreach was much bigger. Otto, a singer/guitarist himself -- who saw his second album 'Sunset Man' produced by