Texas native Curtis Grimes to host the first performance of his new album in Robstown
For a musician, there is nothing like performing your own music in front of a crowd for the first time.
Curtis Grimes is set to perform his self-titled album in the Coastal Bend July 31, just one day after its release.
The Texas native has chosen the High Chaparral Dance Hall in Robstown to be first venue to experience his new work in person.
"I've always liked playing (in the Coastal Bend)," Grimes said. "We have a pretty good fanbase there and the radio stations have been really good to us. It feels like home being down there."
Grimes, who is from East Texas, said he was pretty unfamiliar with the Corpus Christi area before meeting his wife, who grew up in Flour Bluff. Now, Grimes can't even count how many times he traveled to South Texas.
"Until I met my wife, I though Corpus Christi was just the Lexington and the beach area," Grimes said. "I didn't even realize South Padre Island Drive was a thing. Now, when we come down we head out to the Island and hang out."
Before turning to music, Grimes earned a scholarship to play baseball at the Centenary College of Louisiana, where he eventually found his passion for country music.
For his latest album, Grimes pulled inspiration from his time growing up around his church in Gilmer.
"The last record I put out was the first time I went in a more positive and faith-based direction and this album is a continuation of that," Grimes said. "I like the more traditional-sounding stuff myself."
Grimes has already released five of the album's 10 songs as singles, with each one reaching the top spot on the Texas Regional Radio Charts.
For more information on Grimes' performance visit the High Chaparral Dance Hall's website.
Christopher Howley covers entertainment and community news in South Texas. Support more coverage like this at Caller.com/subscribe.