Canadian country singer Adam Cousins is no stranger to the lifestyle that country artists are often inspired by. Cousins grew up in a small town, surrounded by good music, family, and the influence of a good work ethic.
Cousins grew up listening to a variety of music. His grandma and mom both sang in their church choir, and while not pressured to pursue music, was supported by his family when he decided to take interest in a new hobby. Cousins borrowed an acoustic guitar from a friend, taught himself some easy riffs, and was hooked.
His parents gifted him an electric guitar and Cousins had the opportunity to take lessons from Canadian Reggae artist and Juno Award winner, Lyndon John X. The interest in music continued to gain momentum, and Cousins decided to move to London.
Working with Emac Studios, and producer Shawn Moore, he released his first EP, Dirt Road, in 2019. The EP was a traditional take on his upbringing. Listeners are treated to meaningful acoustics and tales of small town living, delivered with a traditional country style. Cousins released “Riding the Waves” earlier this year, and is currently celebrating the release of his most recent single, “Young Again”.
Adam Cousins’ Musical Influences
As Cousins has developed over the last two years, he’s spent time evolving his songwriting, taking time to tell a story in a meaningful, metaphorical way. His previous work was driven by observation, and he’s had an opportunity to learn from folks in the business and incorporate new skills into his songwriting. One thing he’s learned from industry-leaders, is that it takes hard work and making music a career isn’t certain.
He recently spent time at a songwriting retreat with fellow Ontario-based artists, where they were about to channel their creativity, and work on some really great music together.
Cousins grew up listening to Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney, and Alan Jackson. He’s currently listening to Dean Lewis, Lewis Capaldi, and Quinn XCII. His playlist always has some Luke Combs, Brad Paisley, and Chris Stapleton.
Cousins is looking forward to lots of songwriting, getting to play some live music, and embracing every opportunity to return to some normalcy. Until then, he will be strumming his guitar, sitting by the lake, and playing a round on the golf course.