In 2010, the population of Sanford, North Carolina, when hearing the name “Josh Phillips” would’ve probably told you about his ability to hit a baseball a country mile, the college and MLB scouts lurking around the fences at the games, or maybe that he was just as good a person as he was a baseball player. None would have spoken a word of his insane ability to write a heart wrenching, guitar blazing songs or his stage presence and artistic ability. Partially, because no one, including Josh, had any idea of this ability. Then came college, the injuries, and the heartbreak. But then, somewhere in 2012 a guitar was picked up and that’s when Josh and everyone else began to understand what his real destiny was.
After almost 400 electrifying, infectious band shows in his short 4-year career Josh has toured 12+ states playing Festivals, almost every top venue, and opened for National acts such as Cole Swindell, Chris Janson, Sam Hunt, and Tyler Farr. It’s safe to say that from the live show, to his music to his personality, Josh is nothing less than full speed ahead and he’s in the fast-lane heading to stardom again.
Not only is Josh an amazing performer, he has also written with such artists as Love & Theft, Channing Wilson (Living with the blues-Tyler Farr), and Kemo Forrest (Alabama). Josh also has 2 of his songs cut by other artists. One being a title track and single called “Can I Get An Outlaw” by Luke Combs and previous Top 25 “The Voice” contestant Warren Stone is releasing the other song, “Up In Smoke.”
Josh Phillips recently signed with Big Machine Label Group. Josh Phillips is currently on tour with Luke Combs, "Don't Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour." Then in February 2018 he'll be kicking off the "The Ones That Like Me" tour with Brantley Gilbert. BMLG President & CEO Scott Borchetta comments, “Josh is that rare combination of great voice, great storyteller and great performer who exudes southern culture. He is a great addition to the super-hot Big Machine roster.”
Josh lives by the saying, “Anything is possible with hard work,” and working hard is the only thing he knows. He is currently hitting the touring road hard, while working hard on writing for his debut album.