Making a Scene presents an Interview with Charlie Hager!
Charlie Hager is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tn. He credits the majority of his musical abilities to his father, James Bernard, a longtime West Virginia bluegrass player from the 1940’s to his death in 1981. His writing styles and influences come mostly from Texas based singer/songwriters from Billy Jo Shaver, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and J.J. Cayle. In his youth, Charlie, decided to not attend a large high school in Nashville and instead moved out the the Tennessee countryside to a small rural high school in Trousdale County which instilled his small town values.
After graduation and a few years at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, he decided to join the U.S. Marine Corps and travel the world and for the first time started playing and writing. In 1991, he returned to Nashville and began playing local venues in the area. In the summer of 1993, he was married and had 3 children. During this time his music was placed on a back burner. In 2011 and after a divorce, Charlie returned to the Nashville music scene and with the help of some of his musical friends began playing regular shows and writing songs again.
In 2016, American Saga, his first album was released. It was received well by the media. During 2016 and 2017 Charlie played with his band at numerous venues around Nashville and on several radio stations live in both Nashville and Knoxville. Also, he began working on his sophomore album, “Truth and Love”.
In July of 2018, he relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada because of his work with a production company. He is also working on establishing himself on the west coast.
At the end of 2018, the new album was completed and a campaign to fund it’s promotion was began.
Truth and Love is being released to the public November 1, 2019.