Goodbye Columbus...

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I was born July 10th, 1988, in Columbus, Ohio. I was raised in Columbus, Ohio. I went to school in Gahanna. I got my bachelors degree from Capital University, in Bexley. I played my first show in the Arena District at what's formally known as the Bluestation. I am as much of an Ohioan as one can be, except for the fact that I've always felt like an import. I'm not a buckeye fan, I love the University of Michigan. I didn't go to OSU, I went to a small liberal arts college. I didn't party on campus, I travelled far and wide to hang with friends and race cars. Sometimes I feel like I missed the boat on Ohio. Sometimes though, I feel like Ohio missed out on me. I've spent my whole life in Columbus trying to make music and grow my fan base. I've played shows at every good venue in Columbus and most of the bad ones too. I've been turned down by radio stations and I've been ignored by local media. But not all is bad, I've got to play sold out shows, I've got to open for major acts when they came through, and I've even been in the Dispatch! I've met some great friends in this state. Friends that I will have for life. I have made amazing memories. Memories that will never escape me. Why is this rambling important you ask? It is important because as of March 10th I will no longer be a resident in Ohio. I have decided that now is the time that I pursue my dream of being a singer/songwriter for a living. I am uprooting my cushy life as a Consultant for a major firm, and moving to Music City, Tennessee! I will now be calling Nashville home. Since I graduated college I have been trying to get myself relocated to a city where I can be around creative people who are investing in the same things that I am. I am not giving up hiphop or pop music and just doing country music so please don't confuse this.  Finally I have made the decision to make the plunge into the unknown abyss that is being an "artist" in Nashville Tennessee. I will miss Ohio. I will miss my family. I will miss my friends. I hope that all of fans and supporters will be there as we take this leap of faith to chase my dream. I understand that success doesn't happen overnight, and I think my 10 plus years of making music speaks volumes to my commitment to making this dream come true, so I am ready for the bumpy ride that is up ahead. I hope you are too! So in summation, Ohio I love you but I'm not in love with you. I'm leaving on a jet plane...and I don't know when I'll be back again.

 - PJ North