The biggest week in country music is CMA Fest in Nashville. Everybody who is anybody in country music makes it to town to play concerts, greet fans and network.
Traveling to Nashville this week from Kentucky is American Idol winner Noah Thompson. The country singer hit up the famed Bluebird Cafe on Tuesday night (June 7) where Emily Weisband, Steven Lee Olsen, Jimmy Robbins and friend played a writers round. That friend, by the way, happened to be Charles Kelley from Lady A.
During the evening, Noah took the stage to perform his American Idol winners single “One Day Tonight” with the group. He wrote on Instagram, “Honored to sit on a stage and sing #onedaytonight with these legendary people at the famous @bluebirdcafetn #nashville #bluebird #writersround #cmafest @jammyrabbins @charleskelley @stevenleeolsen @emilyweisband.”
Idol runner-up HunterGirl was also in the house! Noah posted a photo of himself, Hunter, and Jimmy Robbins who produced “One Day Tonight” and HunterGirl’s American Idol single “Red Bird.”
HunterGirl posted on her Instagram that she will be at a Fan Fair X Meet and Greet on Thursday at 12 pm. ” I also will be running around all week. Ya never know, maybe I will show up at a few places.” Like the Bluebird cafe!
Click through the Instagram post below to watch a snippet of Noah’s performance at the Bluebird Cafe.
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“It’s been a huge learning process for me”
In a recent interview with Forbes Magazine, Noah talked about life after Idol. “I’m looking forward to getting out and playing shows and meeting people and writing some songs,” he said, adding, “That’s what I’m working on right now. I’m not saying I’m a good songwriter or anything, but you got to start somewhere.”
“It all takes time,” Noah added. “This all has been a huge learning process for me,” he said about competing on American Idol.
“I’m not trying to be a pop country artist.” he said. “I don’t want to be a pop country artist. That’s not me. That’s why I didn’t wear certain clothes. I still wear my boots, my blue jeans and my flannel–that’s just me. I want to be a soulful, rock-country type deal.”