2008-2009: Seth Turner

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

 

NAME DEPARTMENT
Ryan Kern Co-Executive Producer
Jeffrey Kolhede Co-Executive Producer
Kareem Ali Co-Executive Producer / Website
Byron Jones Line Producer
Debbie Flored Events
Daryl Ilagan Events
Kelly Johnston Events
Sooji Lee Events
Rhonda Ramirez Events
Brent Zitsman Historian
Raymond Kurzeka Marketing
Stephanie Mitchell Marketing
Robert Severn Marketing
Nicholas Terwilliger Marketing
Jessica Velasquez Marketing
Thomas Wolfe Marketing
Christina Yu Makreting
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
Heriberto Mendoza Website