“I was nervous at the very beginning. I had butterflies the whole day before, but as soon as I got up on stage my nerves were nowhere to be found. I knew right then that this is what I wanted to do.” Phillip Thomas was 17 years old when he walked out on stage for the first time in his hometown of Harlingen, Texas; however, the doorway that led him there opened up nearly a decade before at the very susceptible age of 9. It was the guitar that first laid its hooks deep into his young music psyche followed quickly by the drums, and from the 6th grade on, the impact of his new found talents bound and pulled him through seemingly endless years in search of his very own band. This exploration of greatness proved to be a rather daunting task as only two styles of music were appealing to the local boys his age: heavy metal and, being of Spanish descent, Tejano. Similar to his peers, Phillip loved both genres of music; though, it was country music that grasped him the tightest. “Once I got old enough to listen to my own music, country is what I loved. I marveled at the story telling.” By his high school senior year, Phillip found and enlisted his first two band mates and would spend the next couple of years solidly building a regular touring path throughout the Valley, which led to an opening performance for the legendary Willie Nelson on South Padre Island in November 2008. After receiving accolades on his show from the master storyteller himself, any doubt he may have entertained quickly diminished, leaving a now 20 year old Phillip Thomas feeling blessed by the sage’s hand. Other performance opportunities quickly followed including opening for acts such as Mark Chestnut, Johnny Lee, Tracy Lawrence, Kevin Fowler, Johnny Cooper, and the prominent alt-country heavy-hitters, Reckless Kelly, just to name a few. Now at only 22 years of age, Phillip has finished his 2nd recording session along with the assistance of the fiery Texas rock band, Vallejo. Phillip’s first single to be released off the new LP is titled “Weatherman ” and is a fun summer song written for all the party going fans throughout Texas and the Southwest.