At 6 FEET 4 INCHES TALL with broad shoulders and an easy smile, Douglass native Brody Caster is no stranger to catching eyes. But it’s his smooth voice that has caught the attention of the country music industry and radio stations nationwide.
Though he’s majoring in construction management at Pitt State, Caster’s true passion is music. He began playing guitar at age 8 and began writing and performing country music songs a few years ago.
And in October, in one of those other dream-come-true moments, Caster signed a record label deal with the Nashville-based SMG Records.
“It was truly unbelievable,” he said. “I had sent some of my music to labels to see if there was any interest, and within two hours I had an e-mail from SMG. I didn’t know what to think. I thought at first that it might be a fake, but then I saw the Nashville address. I called the guy and found out that it was very real.”
Since then, he’s been on a joyride of radio tours, photo shoots and promotional concerts. His first album, “Small Town World,” is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and several other online music sites.
And perhaps most important to Caster, he’s on the radio.
“That’s pretty surreal, to be honest,” he said. “The first time I heard my song on the radio, we were in Clinton, Missouri, on our way to Nashville. It’s an emotional moment because it’s been a dream for so long.”