Unsuspecting Oilfield Worker Skyrockets To Fame With National Radio Debut

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Some people work for years to get the break that Heath Sanders has been given. Three weeks ago, Country Rebel discovered a video of Sanders singing Chris Stapleton’s “Either Way.” The video was shared, and shared…and shared some more. The result? Sanders became a household name and one of the first internet superstars of 2018.

By day, Heath Sanders is a Field Operator for Southwestern Energy in central Arkansas. By night he’s a singer and a songwriter. According to his social media pages, Sanders stays busy singing in small venues near his Arkansas home and seems to be content doing so, until the opportunity of a lifetime came his way.

A few days after Country Rebel released Heath’s video, his cover reached “The Most Powerful Man in Country Music,” Bobby Bones. Also an Arkansas native, Bones reached out to Heath and extended an invitation for him to travel to Nashville to sing live in the studio his nationally syndicated radio talk show.

On Friday morning (February 23), Heath appeared on the Bobby Bones Show where he performed for an all-star panel of Music City executives that included Brian Wright (Executive VP of A&R at Universal Music Group), Lauren Thomas (Director of National Promotion at Sony), and Kristian Bush (singer, songwriter, producer and half of the country duo Sugarland). Bobby gave Heath the opportunity to perform two songs, a cover and an original, and receive critique from the panel. While Heath knocked both songs out of the park, it was his original tune called “Bloodline” that has the internet buzzing.

Co-written by Heath and his good friend Jamie Jones, “Bloodline” is an anthem for hard-working men and women everywhere who work tirelessly to leave a legacy. The song struck a cord with the radio audience as well as the in-studio panel.

“You definitely need to do this for a living. If you’ve got the courage for it, you should do this for a living,” Kristian Bush told Sanders. “I would just say, take this exact opportunity that you’re sitting in in this moment….and do this. If it doesn’t work out in five or six months? Fine. Go do something else. It would be a disservice to your voice not to do this.”

So, what’s next for Heath Sanders? First on his agenda is getting into the studio to record “Bloodline” so that he can meet the demands of people wanting to buy it. Time will tell what will happen next for Heath Sanders. His journey has been unconventional in many ways, but we’re thrilled that it all started here.

Hear Heath Sanders sing “Bloodline” below. To hear more from Heath and to keep up with his budding career, click here.