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Honkytonkitis: CD
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Big City Brian Wright's debut album "Honkytonkitis" is a collection of real songs about real life the way country music was intended. It "fills the shoes of country traditionalists while the rest of the genre strays barefoot."

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The World's First Singing Pilot

Welcome aboard!

  Welcome to my home on the interweb!  It's true.  They'll let anybody in here.  This site is dedicated by me for one thing and one thing only...generating and promoting real country music.  The kind of country music made that stems from songs and stories about real life stuff.  The stuff that comes from real emotions that we all deal with throughout life's experiences.  This is the way country music started and was meant to be made.  This is how it connected at one time with fans and the reason it has been around for generations.  My life long goal is to carry that tradition forward, in spite of the efforts of an industry that continues to put money before art.  While their fan base dwindles and the foundation cracks, mine is growing.  At Big City Records, I do not follow any rules set by an industry that is obviously lost.  I only have three rules.  I write real songs about real life, I record them with the sounds of traditional country music and I have fun doing it.  That's it.  
  My recordings are all done professionally here in Nashville, Tennessee with A-List studio musicians with over 30+ years credits on millions of albums sold with a Grammy-Winning producer.  The music is available for download or stream anywhere music is consumed.  Just search "Big City Brian Wright" or "Honkytonkitis".  Hard copies are available here (and can be signed free of charge).  The downloads on my site are studio quality WAV files that are better sounding than anywhere you will find.  Big City Records is independently financed and depends on its fan base for support.  

  If you remember a time when music truly moved you and came through your speakers with an unmistakable sound that was traditional country music, please join the Mile High Club by clicking the tab on the top right.  You will be notified first when new music is created, new videos are released, new merchandise is made, and when I'm about to lay down some serious honky tonk on your city.

  Remember's gonna be country, it's gonna be real songs about real life and it's gonna be as good a quality as I can give you.  You're gonna laugh, you might cry, but I'll keep ya drinkin' 'em dry.

Big City Brian Wright
"Real songs about real life, the way country music was intended"



 1.  Big City has logged more time honky tonkin' than flying airplanes
 2.  Big City gets paid more to fly airplanes than to honky tonk (together, we can change that)
 3.  Big City has been a pro pilot for over 20 years - flight instructing, photo flights for news crews, corporate flying and airline flying
 4.  Big City's first singing gig was at church
 5.  Big City met his wife performing his very first country music gig
 6.  Big City can juggle (not just 2 careers)
 7.  Big City was on a Navy ROTC scholarship at Auburn University (until Bill Clinton decided we didn't need a military)
 8.  Big City taught himself to play guitar
 9.  Big City only writes songs about real life (I'm not just trying to sell you something, but tell you something)
10. Big City was country when country wasn't cool



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Professional Reviews

Brian Wright writes, and that’s a good thing. 
He writes out of inspiration, not obligation, and never out of commercial consideration. 
He believes in country music, and that belief shines through in every line. 
And then he sings it, and that’s even better. 

-Peter Cooper

"Big City Brian Wright is at his best on country ballads where his vocals recall Conway Twitty.  The album "Honkytonkitis" is a promising debut." 
Country Standard Time

Professional entertainment reporter, JIMMY CARTER, on "all things country + everything else"  says about "Summertime"...

"This is an UNSIGNED artist....made this video with small budget..The song is a HIT...Some label needs to take this song and run with it...ask me if you need to know more...this is a HIT summer song!!"
"Summertime" crowned Grand Champion of Summer Smackdown on K-102 Country in Spokane, Washington - Idaho Falls, ID - Sandpoint, ID, BEATING OUT 7 FORMER #1 SONGS IN COUNTRY MUSIC!   

"Big City Brian Wright is what country music needs."  - DJ Derik Walker, K-102

News (ATIS)



  As a modern airline pilot, I am thankful to be able to communicate within seconds with my loved ones and friends when I am thousands of miles away.  It is much different than when I started out, using calling cards, pay phones and hotel land lines and hoping someone would pick up when you called or that the hotel desk would recognize your existence and forward your call or messages.  As anyone who travels knows, the dung only hits the fan when you're gone.  Thanks, Murphy. 
  But, instant communication is also one side of the proverbial sword.  Reaction times are quicker and less thought out, and often-times less factually-based when emotions are high.  Social mediums can quickly become a firestorm and add a lot of unnecessary negativity in our lives.   
  I think the world could benefit from a lesson in flight deck etiquette.  As airline pilots, we are constrained in just a few square feet of real estate (within striking distance, mind you) for literally upwards of 15 hours per day.  Oftentimes, we are working together for the first time and probably have never met or even heard of each other (there are up to 15,000 pilots at some companies.  So, when you say, "Oh, you work for X Airline.  You must know John Smith."  Maybe, but probably not.)  Like all relationships, we initially seek some common bond to grow upon.  Where are you from?  Where do you live?  Where did you go to school or do your flight training?  Married?  Kids?  Etc.  We don't bring up hot button issues like religion or politics because we are on a mission, to take you safely from A to B.  Our goal is to work efficiently and with as much open communication as possible.  Getting along is not just delightful, it is mostly imperative.  Open lines of communication not only make it easier to work together, but they keep you out of trouble to begin with because of the ease of transfer of information.  And you know what, it works!   
  Look for the good in the people you meet, seek the common thread and if you can't find it (and in 23+ yrs and over 12,000 hrs of time in the flight deck, I have never been let down), then just be polite and carry on with your business.   
  This is not to say that these topics are banned or that they can't be discussed.  But, just remember, ultimately, we are all going to the same destination and our success depends on our ability to work together.   
  As we say in the flying world, "Leave your emotions on the ground."  Also remember another similarity to the flight deck.  This is all being recorded for someone's enjoyment. 



Cumulus iHeartRadio showcases Big City Brian Wright 

Cumulus iHeartRadio chooses Big City Brian Wright's cover of "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean" as a part of its New Artist Integration!  This places Brian's music on 128 stations with over 240 million monthly listeners, where his music will be played and advertised daily for the month of June.  

If you have a favorite iHeartRadio station, please request Big City Brian Wright and listen up for music from the debut album "Honkytonkitis"

Listen to iHeartRadio here

Album of the Week in France 

"Honkytonkitis" is album of the week in Montpellier, France, on WRCF and WRPL and others!  Who knew South of France had a country audience?  "Honkytonkitis" is a worldwide epidemic!