Executive Director Bart Herbison, Drake, and established songwriter Beau Fuller smile for the camera while certifying membership at NSAI. Their slogan, “It All Begins With A Song,” exemplifies Drake’s love and passion for songwriting.
At the age of 12, Drake started taking classical guitar lessons and at 15, he began learning the piano. “It wasn’t long after that when I began writing my own music and decided to pick up the guitar and continue playing.” The workshops and services that NSAI provides will aid Drake in his ever-growing songwriting career.
Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Drake grew up listening to country music because it was his mother’s favorite. At the age of 4, he connected to John Denver’s Country Roads, influencing him to give his heart over to the music long before his mind and voice knew how to sing it. As a teenager, Cape Breton was the proving ground for Drake. He took any opportunity to play both rock and country in any venue available but in time, his music fell by the wayside. After a lengthy hiatus and a lonesome longing for some deep-rooted country croon, Drake re-invented his style, reloaded his soul and brought his dream of becoming a vocal artist back to life. Now, armed with his first album, Drake is ready to show the world what he’s made of.
The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriter’s trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and pro members spans the United States and six other countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.
For more information on Drake, visit www.drakejensen.ca
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