Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY


June 27, 2012

New country star brings small-town roots to Plaza

Glasgow native Shaylin McGuire to open for Tim Dugger

GLASGOW — Up-and-coming country star Tim Dugger is hesitant to make it to Nashville.

It’s not that he doesn’t appreciate the heart of country music, but the Roanoke, Ala., native prefers the small-town atmosphere in which he grew up.

“I’ll be moving to Nashville before the year’s up and I love LA and New York, but I really love being out in the middle of nowhere,” Dugger said. “I lived down a long dirt road, it’s what I know.”

So playing a show in Glasgow is not much of a stretch for him and his performance at the Plaza Theatre on Saturday will showcase his laid-back, small-town style. Wearing a plaid shirt and a baseball cap as he walked around the Plaza on Wednesday, he didn’t show any nervousness about the show or his new fame.

“Being on stage is my escape from anything, and I never have a set list. I just like reading the crowd,” he said.

Influences for the 24-year-old Curb Records artist came early in his life. Dugger and his sister used to sing gospel duets at church for revivals and services. He promised his grandmother he’d always be into gospel, but as he grew up, country music became his passion.

“When I was 13 or 14, my sister didn’t want to sing with her little brother any more so I started on my own and got into country,” Dugger said.

He picked up a cassette recorder and started playing radio DJ and singing covers of the songs on the radio.

“My first cassette was [Alan Jackson’s] ‘A Lot About Livin’ (A Little About Love),’” he said.


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