Devon Wade is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint Idaho with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life and things that matter most in life. Most recently opening for such acts as Jerrod Niemann, The Josh Abbott band, and Roseanne Cash, Devon has become known for his strong country voice coming from such influences as George Strait, Clint Black, and Garth Brooks, as well as his lively shows. “Performing music has always been about the people, I want everyone at one of my shows to have a great time, it isn’t about me, but it should be about them. I want people to hear the memories, either it be from one of my songs, or a cover of another artist that they can request. Many times during a show, I have even learned a song someone requested that I didn’t know from an MP3 of the song or the internet, and if I can’t learn it then they are welcome to come up and sing it themselves” says Devon. Being a frequent concert-goer himself he understands what makes for a memorable experience and he is always trying to make everyone feel special at each of his shows.
“My most memorable concert experience was seeing Chris Ledoux live, I can still hear the crowd, the songs, and still remember the way I felt after that concert….I said to myself…that’s what I want to do. I may not be as popular as Chris Ledoux, but when I am on the stage with the band, that’s who I imagine myself as. I want people to walk away from a show and feel the same way I did.”
With his songwriting skills coupled with his energetic shows he has become a favorite among country music fans everywhere. “For me, making it big in the music business is not what really matters, but if I can make a new fan of country music out of someone in the audience then I couldn’t ask for anything more”.