Gavin DeGraw Talks New Music, Business Ventures & His Rescue Dog 'Buddy'

August 7, 2019
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"It's the most expensive lottery ticket going," Gavin DeGraw says of the music business, appreciating all the good and bad that comes with making music and scoring a hit record.

Gavin is working on new music and says recent deaths within his family inspired him to write the upcoming record all by himself.

“I had kind of a hard time a couple years ago and I lost some family members - my mom and grandmom and granddad. So I just needed to kind of get this material out of my system,” DeGraw said. “I’m making it sort of in the vein of a Seger record – a Seger meets Springsteen meets Petty-style record. I want to write songs that inspire me.”

Gavin brings his rescue dog “Buddy” with him everywhere he goes and speaks glowingly of his best friend. "I've had him since a day or two before Thanksgiving, and now we're tight, we're a couple."

He encountered Buddy after a Willie Nelson concert at a highway gas station in Texas. "He strayed off the highway, a tractor-trailer ran by, I threw a chicken McNugget at him ...he came over and sat down on my foot, then I took him home."  

Scott Shannon and Gavin DeGraw
(WCBS-FM)

Gavin is playing the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on August 8th, 2019! Get tickets at WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM.

Offstage, Gavin co-owns NASHVILLE UNDERGROUND, it's a 40,000 square foot bar, restaurant & event space he opened with his brother Joey located in the heart of downtown Nashville on historic lower Broadway. "My brother, he had the eyes of the future on that place there years ago" Gavin admits. "He hit me up just about 10 years ago and said let's open a bar in Nashville," "I said nah" was Gavin's initial response. He eventually changed his mind and it paid off. "The first thing that we did was sign a 25-year lease on the storefront and the market just exploded."

Gavin says they are expanding to 55,000 square feet by adding a bowling alley and a whole bunch more! 

Gavin also co-hosts the “HOW MEN THINK PODCAST” with NHL great Brooks Laich – they share men’s views on relationships, marriage, children & more.

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