Getting discovered at a “redneck barn party” by country superstar Jake Owen makes for a heckuva story, just like the raucous tales that make for good country music. Larry Fleet, who opened for Owen at Purdue in February 2020, is back— this time as a headliner. Soulful, heartfelt, and humorous—Fleet’s music represents his blue-collar, small-town upbringing with pride.
On his new album, Stack of Records, Fleet appeals to fans of modern country. But he’s got one boot firmly planted in the roots of outlaw country, since he counts Willie Nelson as one of his idols and named his son, Waylon, after the one and only Waylon Jennings.