Who is Eldon Huff?
Who is Eldon Huff?
At a time in the music industry when gimmicks and multi-million dollar stage productions often overshadow the music, Eldon Huff keeps it simple and straight to the point with a no frills approach. Born and raised in Harlan, KY, Huff began his career at just 12 years old playing in a house band at a local V.F.W. Throughout his teens he honed his skills in the dive bars and honky-tonks of Kentucky and Tennessee. In one short year after his move to Nashville in 2004, Music Row quickly recognized him as a serious "Triple Threat". An ace guitarist with a soulful voice filled with honesty and conviction, matched with down home lyrics and a stage presence all it's own.
Record labels and publishers soon started calling and he eventually settled into a deal with Sony ATV. During his 3 years at Sony, he and his band stayed on the road playing nearly 200 shows a year, building and maintaining a loyal fan base. In 2010 after the end of the Sony deal Huff went back on the road as lead guitarist and background vocalist for country artist Eric Church. Feeling "unsatisfied" in his role as a sideman Huff left the Eric Church band and released his debut album, Tough Times and the Truth. "Now I'm back to doing what brought me to Nashville, writing great country songs and playing them to the best of my ability. I'm looking forward to making a new record and playing these songs for the fans." Says Huff.
He has walked a path that many have turned from and others have stayed on and fought to find their success. From his humble beginnings in Kentucky to the stage of the Grand Ol' Opry and the small screen, making cameo appearances on the ABC hit show Nashville. "I'm doing things I never thought I'd do. Like Nashville. How did that happen? I've stood on the stage of the Opry twice now with my buddy Andy Griggs and man what a feeling that was. It just made me even more hungry for a chance to play there as an artist and stand on that sacred circle." Huff explains.
A journey that is far from over and a new chapter that will no doubt bring the success he's worked hard for. The future looks bright for Eldon Huff. Stay tuned folks, it's starting to get good.