About Larry Fleet
Larry Fleet is a country singer steeped in the rhythms of soul. His facility with R&B lends a swagger to his honky tonk and a simmer to his ballads, qualities that brought him to the attention of Jake Owen and, in turn, to the televised country music competition Real Country. Once Fleet's season on Real Country wrapped up in 2018, he signed with Big Loud Records and released his debut album Workin' Hard in late 2019.
A native of White Bluff, Tennessee, Larry Fleet was drawn to music at an early age, playing and singing in his family's bluegrass band when he was just six years old. He spent some time in Chattanooga before heading to Nashville. During those early days, he balanced his fledgling musical career with family life, writing songs and working as a promo man at WSM radio. An early publishing deal didn't generate any success, so he kept grinding away, writing songs when he wasn't working manual labor or as an electrician.
Fleet's breakthrough arrived when he played a set of covers at a wedding barn party in 2017, a shindig Jake Owen just happened to attend. Owen took a shine to Fleet. The two became friends, Owen took the singer out on tour and, more importantly, helped him land a spot on Real Country, the USA Network talent competition which featured Owen as a judge. Fleet placed second on Real Country, by which time he had a handful of independent singles -- "Wasted Time," "Working Man," and "Die Young" -- to his credit.
Big Loud Records, the label Owen called home, signed the singer to a deal in 2019. Fleet set to work with Joey Moi, a producer best known for his work with Florida Georgia Line and Jake Owen, and cut his debut album, Workin' Hard. Released in November 2019, the album featured the singles "Tied Down" and "Lied About Love." Fleet returned with new music in the summer of 2020 through the release of the single "Where I Find God." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine