Rod Black is a Country Rock Singer Songwriter, who grew up on vintage country classics from Southern Rock Pioneers to the original country outlaws, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Johnny Cash. Rod has seen success with a top 20 Billboard song on Canadian radio, which led to his performance at Merritt, BC’s ‘Rockin’ River Fest’ where he joined a legendary lineup of national country greats, including Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Big & Rich, Dallas Smith, and others. Influences that have and continue to inspire Rod as a singer/songwriter include Elvis, Cash, Waylon, Willie, Kristofferson, Jovi, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, AC/DC, The Black Crows, Kid Rock, and Tom Petty. His career in music started in hard rock. He was the front man for a rock group called ‘Jet Black Stare’ which was founded in 2007. The band’s name was inspired by a photo of Johnny Cash. His first big break came on January 7, 2007 when Rod Black signed with Island/ Def Jam in New York City. ‘Ready to Roll’, a song from their debut album, soon rose to the top #26 on the American Rock Billboard charts. By 2011, ‘Jet Black Stare’ parted ways with Island/Def Jam. During that time Rod’s father fell ill, but before he passed, he encouraged his son to go back to his roots of country music. This impacted Rod who took time to reflect on his musical journey. His decision to launch a country music career that would soon pay off! In 2014, Black launched a solo career with the release of the single “Keepin’ On” to country radio. It was a deeply personal song and one with which Rod personally identified. The song became a Top 20 single on the Canadian Billboard Charts. In January, 2018, Rod Black signed with Bristol Records, a Canadian boutique indie record label, specializing in creating rich musical traditions with like-minded artists who will work hard to do the country legacy proud.