Steven Champion was once known only by his TikTok moniker, “Tainted Lyric.”
“I actually started off on social media making people laugh,” says the 35-year-old during an interview with Taste of Country. “I had nothing for a following. And then one day I went to work and made this goofy video about these fleece-lined leggings I was wearing, and it ended up going crazy viral,” he says with a laugh.
“It was terrifying. I was like, ‘Okay, what the hell am I supposed to do now?’”
For a while, it meant that Champion spent time continuing to make his followers laugh before ever admitting that music was his first love.
“I learned how to play guitar when I was around 13 years old to try to get my real dad’s attention, because he played guitar,” remembers the Alabama native who attended school with none other than Riley Green. “I actually taught myself how to play guitar, trying to find something to try and connect with him on, and it still never worked, but I at least learned how to play guitar.” Read More…
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