Adam Hambrick (ASCAP)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2015

For Adam Hambrick, most of his lazy Corinth, Mississippi Sundays growing up were filled with old hymns and southern gospel tunes gathered around an upright piano with his family. Then at age 12 when Adam’s Papaw gave him a 1962 Gibson B-25, there was never a question what he wanted to do with his life. In the fall of 2003, when Hambrick enrolled in the University of Central Arkansas, he really began to work toward his ambitions of becoming a performing songwriter, becoming a regular in the Little Rock clubs. After college, Adam got a “real job” working as a digital media specialist for a college ministry. He began to develop his skills in ways that he never had before, and this growth led him into production of a 10-song project called Fighting from the Ground, which hit iTunes in late 2010. In May of 2011, Adam received an introduction email from EMI songwriter/producer Jeremy Stover who had heard about Fighting From the Ground and was looking for a young writer to develop. This opened a series of doors that led Adam to a publishing deal with Sony/ATV, a duet cut on Justin Moore’s latest album w/ Miranda Lambert (Old Habits), and a move to Nashville in 2013 to turn his full focus toward his music. Adam’s newest project Wheels or Wings is an exciting blend of pop and traditional country elements around songs that are catchy, thoughtful and well-crafted. Wheels or Wings is currently available on iTunes, Spotify and other digital retailers.