About Eric Burgett
Nashville-based Eric Burgett is just that. Sure Billy Joel, Phil Vassar and Bela Bartok have greatly influenced the young artist, but his roots, training and education run deep and wide. Burgett grew up on the family farm in Latham, IL and had his debut performance on an old upright at his parent’s tavern, The Korn Krib.
Eric’s brother influenced the young would-be musician to listen to Billy Joel while in high school and his love for country fostered a passion for composition and performing that fuels Burgett to this day. "I wrote my first song at thirteen in eight grade and wrote ‘Nothing Better.' I’m a huge fan of Rascal Flatts and Jason Aldean,” begins Burgett. The approach they take to showmanship is what I’m striving for. The way they deliver a song and pace a show is amazing.”
“I’ve always loved artists who write upbeat songs and those who get down to serious lyrics that cut straight to the heart. Hank Williams Sr. and Jr., The Everly Brothers and even The Four Freshmen do it for me. That mix of heartfelt stories and with great musicianship really light me up."
As he began performing, the piano-playing country singer landed coveted opening slots for the likes of Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, Craig Morgan, Frankie Ballard and even David Allen Coe.
Upon earning a music degree in classical piano from a private college in central Illinois, Burgett set out for Nashville, where he dove deep into songwriting, while also earning a Master of Music degree from Belmont University. Eric serves as a pianist for The School of Nashville Ballet, piano instructor through Belmont University, as well as the pianist/music director for Glencliff United Methodist Church in south Nashville.
Eric looks forward to releasing new music to country fans and welcoming them to his style of piano-infused music. For more information, check out www.ericburgett.com and keep up with what Eric is up to.