Dec 8, 2014

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT - BRYCE DICUS

Bryce Dicus is exactly the kind of guy the RDBC artist showdown was designed to feature. A guy fairly new to the scene. Someone that most of us have not heard yet; but someone who is doing good things with their music. We let you, the fans, choose the showdown winner each month in hopes that these guys can continue to gain momentum moving forward. These are your guys. The artists we feature here are the artists you want to know more about. with that, I give you a little more on just who Bryce Dicus is.

RDBC: Generic first question, what made you want to get into music?
 
Bryce: I have always been obsessed with the music and the radio. My grandpa bought me a guitar when I was 12 and I began playing guitar in the band at church. He passed away the summer of '07 when I left for college. I had focused more on wrestling my Jr and Sr year of HS and didn't play guitar as much. I ended up going to college on a wrestling scholarship but moved home after having knee surgeries. I started bartending and making friends with the Tulsa area musicians. Mike Barham was the first guy to get me on stage to play guitar with a band. They had always try to get me to sing but I never would. Then one night back in late July of 2013, I was bartending at an open jam and Miles Williams got me to play and  told me to suck it up and sing one. So I did. The next week I opened for Mike Barham and have been playing shows non stop ever since.
 
RDBC: Who are some of your biggest influences?
 
Bryce: The local guys around Tulsa have been a big influence. Guys like Miles Williams, Don Collins, Mike Barham, Brad Hargrove and more. They helped me get started and still give me advice anytime I call. Some of my bigger name influences are guys like Cody Johnson Band, James Lann, and Rhett Akins.

RDBC: Have you released on album yet or when can people expect to see one?
 
Bryce: I released a single on Itunes in July of 2014. I am currently working on finishing the rest of the songs for the EP and hoping to have it out in early 2015.

RDBC: What are your long-term career goals? 
 
Bryce: My career goals for now, are to get a single or even multiple singles on the Texas Charts. A number one single is always a plus. And a big goal is to continue to stay true to my music and my writing. I want to keep it mine. I don't want to let someone come in and take control and tell me what to do in order for me to "make it".
 
RDBC: In regard to your music, how will you define the word “success”?
 
Bryce: In my mind I have already succeeded in music. I have played my original songs and have had fans come up and tell me how much they liked them or request them at shows. Big time success is not that important to me. Yes, I want to be a big name artist I would be lying if I said I didn't want that. But I am going to continue to play because I have fun with it and music is what I love. So in my mind having fans come out just to see me is success.
 
Bryce has talent. He seems to be grounded and focused on the right path. These are the guys I root for to make it. Make sure you follow him on his social media sites listed below to see what the guy has up his sleeve. This is for certain, not the only time you will be hearing about him. 
 
 

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