Kolby Oakley has been spending most of his time in the home of country music, Nashville working on new music and making connections.  This Whitney Point native has a dream he is chasing and so far everything is going very well.

Kolby was home this past weekend to play a few gigs and he had some time to stop by the Hawk Studios to co-host Noon Toons with me on Friday (June 17).  We played his new song "You and a Six String," a song that brings a new song to the singer/songwriter and is getting some attention in Music City.

About a year ago, we did lunch together and he asked me for my advice on how to take it to the next level.  The best advice I could give Kolby was to move to where it's all happening and that being Nashville.  He did just that and is loving every minute of it.

Off camera, Kolby talks about writing new songs, meeting some record executives and even seeing who he thought was Luke Bryan in the car next to him when he was stopped at a traffic light in Nashville.

Kolby is just one of the acts playing the Hawk's Toyota Country Lights Festival, Friday July 22nd in Binghamton at NYSEG Stadium.  He's looking forward to playing with Eric Paslay again, his second time, and getting to share the stage with Montgomery Gentry, Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell.  Reserved grandstand seats start at just $20.  Field tickets are $25 and the all-new Hawk VIP tickets are priced at $55.  Tickets are on sale at CountryLightsFestival.com, the NYSEG Stadium Box Office or click HERE.

Here are some of the interview highlights from Kolby's interview on Noon Toons:

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