Bryson Jennings was born and raised in Orangeburg. A small southern town located in the heart of South Carolina, It was a quintessential southern childhood experience and became the narrative for Jennings’ debut, This Time Around, a five-song EP, released in December 2011.
As a young boy, Jennings had a love of singing in the church choir. Later, inspired by his father’s love of Country music at age 15, Jennings picked up the guitar and dabbled in songwriting. By 16, he was on tour with national acts and gaining national recognition.
Jennings graduated from University of South Carolina in 2010 and moved to Charleston to work on music full-time. The result was This Time Around, an earnest account of his youth and the events that shaped his life. “Town Called Home” is a standout track that’s an earnest homage to Orangeburg and the appreciation for the town you’re raised, if only after the fact. The opening salvo “I used to run this town when I was seventeen/fast cars pickup trucks/beer and gasoline/we turned the music up and rolled the windows down/couldn’t wait to graduate and head on out of town. “ Having left for school, Jennings looks back in appreciation, “It ain’t much, baby, it’s my ground/and I’ll always love this town called home.” Written solely by Jennings, the track shows tremendous promise and became the catalyst to tours with Craig Morgan, Easton Corbin and songwriting sessions with top Nashville writers and most notably, one of his childhood inspirations, Darius Rucker.
Jennings is currently wood-shedding, spending time writing between Charleston and Nashville as he prepares songs for his full length debut.