Craig Silver has recently released his single “Share These Dreams”. I had the opportunity to connect with him and learn more about his career as a teacher, his path to music, and more!
Silver has been singing since he was six years old … music has always been a huge part of his life. He grew up on the East Coast, originally from the Annapolis Valley area in Nova Scotia. He sang choir music as far back as the third grade. Surrounded by folk and classic rock music on the east coast, Silver didn’t have a natural affinity for country music.
Craig did participate in country talent shows, but fell away from country when he joined a Gospel choir band, which he played and toured Canada and the United States with for ten years.
Silver isn’t only a musician; he’s been a teacher for nine years now. He would play for his students in the classroom from time to time, and one day one of his students asked why he wasn’t pursuing his career. Cue … Silver’s journey back to country music.
“When I learned I don’t have to wear a cowboy hat, that made it a little easier.”
Silver was selected to participate in the 2019 Global Country Star Search, whose notable alumni include Canadian hit makers Brett Kissel and Aaron Goodvin. Silver was the runner up in the 2019 program, and since he was only one point shy of the winner, he was also selected to travel to Nashville. Unfortunately, the trip was scheduled for early 2020 … the pandemic had other plans. So the team has not yet made it to Nashville.
He’s really dove into the country music genre, driven by the impact of being able to tell a story and convey meaning and feeling through song lyrics.
“Sweet Summer Nights” was released in July 2020 and garnered international attention, scoring a spot in the Top 40 on TYGA-FM in Australia along with a number of adds to international playlists.
Silver has spent time learning about the business side of the music industry, crafting original music he loves, and finding his unique place within the country music genre.
Craig Silver is looking forward to the upcoming months and is hoping to release a six song EP at the end of 2021.
Be sure to stream his latest music on Apple Music and Spotify.