While its Justin’s soft, edgy voice that lures the listener it’s his passion that captivates the audience. For Justin, that passion started at an early age. With the tragic loss of his father at the age of three, his grandparents became a central role in his life. They passed along their love of music by introducing him to Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and of course his grandmother’s favorite, Billy Ray Cyrus. It was his grandfather that gave Justin his first musical instrument, the banjo, along with his first record player. Seeing his love for music, his other biggest supporter, his mother, gave him his first acoustic guitar, which he still writes and performs with today. While other kids were outside playing, Justin spent hours listening to music and teaching himself to play the instruments. Throughout his childhood and teen years, Justin found solace in music.
As he honed his talents, he began performing first acoustically and then with his first band, “3 AM”. It didn’t take long for Justin to branch out to form his own band as a country artist. Eventually, Justin began performing at fairs, festivals and venues across the east coast, appearing with such greats as Gary Allan, Craig Campbell, Randy Houser and David Nail.
In September 2013 Justin released his debut EP, “Save Me” which was the bases of his first full-length music video starring MTV actress, and model Cara Parrish. Great success came in the summer of 2014 with the release of “Kiss of a Gypsy”, the first single off his debut album. ‘TouchTunes’ jukeboxes named Justin “Breakout Band of 2014” and his single was added to 60,000 jukeboxes throughout North America and Europe. The single later won ‘Best Song’ by Iron City Rocks and went on to chart on the DRT National Airplay Top 200 Chart for 12 consecutive weeks. Closing out 2014, Justin was named as one of the years “Best-Up-And-Coming Pittsburgh Bands” by CBS and KDKA. As summer 2015 rolled around Justin came out with his debut self-titled album, produced by renowned artist, Steve Hornbeak. Justin’s track record of success was noticed and on February 22, 2016, he announced his three year record deal with Mi5 Recording/Universal Group. On that same date his self-titled album charted at #3 on “The iTop iTunes 100 New Country Releases”. Justin was invited to perform on Printers Alley during the 2016 CMA fest in Nashville where he showcased his songs and soon after ‘Pittsburgh City Paper’ named Justin ‘Best Country Artist’. In December 2016 he was proud to become a member of the CMA. On May 5 2017, Justin released his latest single "I Hope She'll Think of Me". Later that month he was chosen as a 2017 'CMA Emerging Artist'. Justin’s hard work and passion for country music is the driving force behind his continued success.