Tennessee country rock troubadour Charlie Bonnet III has released a brand new single and music video, titled 'Simple Shoes,' taken from his recent solo album, A Hotel In Valdosta.
Closing in on three decades in the trenches of the music business, Charlie Bonnet III is a working man's songwriter, with an ability adapt and survive in the always changing industry. He first landed on the national radar in the early 90's as the frontman for the Nashville based rock band, Disarray, releasing five studio albums, and logging thousands of road miles in an old van. Between tours, Bonnet found himself in survival mode, playing in bar bands and doing solo acoustic shows to pay the bills. "I figured I could either go work construction, or broaden my horizons a bit and try to make a living with a guitar in my hand," he reflects. Having an open mind to other styles led to steady studio and live work, including a stint as lead guitarist for A&E reality star and Warner Brothers recording artist Big Smo, as well as a four year run as co-founder, singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of Average Joes recording act, Moccasin Creek.
The modern day Charlie Bonnet III writes and performs blues based country rock, with a real message. "I feel like a lot of the established songwriters these days are wasting their talent writing dance club garbage," he states. "The whole message to the 'Simple Shoes' song is that fame, money, and success are very temporary and fleeting things. Spending time with the kids is way more important."
The video for 'Simple Shoes' can be viewed here: CHARLIE BONNET III - Simple Shoes - OFFICIAL VIDEO