Charlie Hager is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN. He credits the majority of his musical abilities to his father, James Bernard, who was a long-time West Virginia bluegrass player from the 1940’s until his death in 1981. Charlie’s writing style and influences come mostly from Texas based singer/songwriters like Billy Jo Shaver, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and J.J. Cale.
In his youth, Charlie decided not to attend high school in Nashville, but instead moved out the the Tennessee countryside to a small rural high school in Trousdale County which instilled in him his small town values. After graduation and a few years at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, he decided to join the U.S. Marine Corps and travel the world. He soon began playing and writing songs.
In 1991, he returned to Nashville and began playing local venues like the world famous Bluebird Cafe. In the summer of 1993, he got married and soon had 3 children to keep him busy, placing his music on the inevitable back-burner. In 2011, after a divorce and his kids nearly grown, Charlie returned to the Nashville music scene, and, with the help of some of his musical friends began playing shows and writing songs again. Charles’ first record of original songs, American Saga, came out in 2015. He is currently working on his second full length, Truth and Love, due out in late 2017.
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