SETH TURNER | 2008 – 2009
Seth Turner has been singing for as long as he can remember. His invariable ability to carry a tune and his extreme love for music is evident in everything that he does. Country music is so dear to his heart that he has never put anything before it, except for his family.
Seth is influenced by many different country artists including Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Patsy Cline, Fleetwood Mac, Jim Reeves, and Dwight Yoakam as well as artists such as Bob Seger and The Eagles. These artist are what have influenced him to be the strong vocalist and powerful songwriter. “My parents were very diverse in their tastes in music, but one thing they seemed to play the most were the storytellers. Today, as a songwriter, I pride myself in being a storyteller,” he exclaimed.
Seth Turner began his journey to success in Custer, South Dakota. He was hired at sixteen to sing in Hillbilly Heaven during the Black Hills tourist season. This monumental performance marked the beginning of his career. Seth received an astounding reaction from the crowd on his first performance, and it was then that he knew he had found his niche and would pursue country music.
At nineteen, Seth decided to further his aspirations by moving to Las Vegas. He has since written hundreds of songs and become one of Las Vegas’ premiere country stars. After trying out a few unsuccessful bands, Seth realized that he should focus on his song-writing abilities. It was then that Jeff Cook, lead guitarist and fiddle player for the musical group Alabama, discovered Seth’s talent and asked to play a show with him at a local club. After a while of playing with many artists at popular venues things started picking up for Seth, which inevitably led to the development of a successful band.
A majority of Seth’s songs are reflections of his personal perspective on life. These views are based, not only on hi sown personal life, but also on the experiences of his friends. Seth speaks plainly in what he writes because of his focus on getting the story told. “I don’t use any metaphors when I speak to folks. I tend to just tell it like it without a lot of sugar coating,” he stated. Seth only writes something when he has something to say, “I’ve never been the type to sit down and write something for the sake of writing,” he explained. Seth is a simple, common man who connects with people by telling the stories that they already know, already lived, and fondly remember.
Seth’s first recorded album, “Another Day In My Life,” sold thousands of copies primarily out of the back seat of his car. His tribute to Chris Ledoux was well received by his fans and the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association). The PRCA asked him to sing, “Goodbye Chris” when Mr. Ledoux was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. He has always been a hero to Seth, and that was certainly a monumental moment in his career.
Seth Turner has since been receiving critical acclaim, and is now more popular than ever. The legendary Las Vegas disc jockey, Mitch Kelly, had this to say: “Seth comes across with a fresh, honest sound of a guy who’s lived the life. One of the better storytellers I’ve heard and definitely a voice to be reckoned with. The look, the sound, the stories, the package, Seth’s got it!” Seth Turner’s traditional voice and lyrics really bring back what Country music ought to be.
VVME Staff List: 2008-2009
|Ryan Kern||Co-Executive Producer|
|Jeffrey Kolhede||Co-Executive Producer|
|Kareem Ali||Co-Executive Producer / Website|
|Byron Jones||Line Producer|
|John De Castro||Photography(Video)|
|Irving Bernal||Publicity (Artist)|
|Natalie Der-Mesropian||Publicity (Artist)|
|Brian Henspeter||Publicity (Artist)|
|Sophia Recalde||Publicity (Artist)|
|Natasha Veinberg||Publicity (Artist)|
|Christopher Warren||Publicity (Artist)|
|John Chong||Publicity (Broadcast Media)|
|Brandon Fichera||Publicity (Broadcast Media)|
|Jiho Lee||Publicity (Broadcast Media)|
|Bryan Mier||Publicity (Broadcast Media)|
|Phillip Pico||Publicity (Broadcast Media)|
|Brad Rounds||Publicity (Broadcast Media)|
|Eric Bello||Publicity (Print Media)|
|Kosuke Inoue||Publicity (Print Media)|
|Wonki Kim||Publicity (Print Media)|
|Taku Nakazawa||Publicity (Print Media)|
|Shigehito Sato||Publicity (Print Media)|
|Krystle Wright||Publicity (Print Media)|
|Eric Meyers||Record Production|
|Scott Oatley||Record Production|
|Jonnic Thompsett||Record Production|
|Michael Wax||Record Production|