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Screen_Shot_2013-05-29_at_9.53.34_AMTruckin' Magazine - by Patrick Mccarthy PHoTograPHy: teaM Truckin 

Flip on your TV, and you’ll quickly realize that fame and fortune can do strange things to otherwise normal people. In some cases, the limelight corrupts, but in other cases, it provides an opportunity to live out lifelong dreams. Country musician and Nashville resident James Otto falls into the latter category—he’s just a regular down-to- earth guy that has found success in his musical career. After topping the Billboard country music charts in 2008 with his album Sunset Man and the single “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” he decided to put some of his newfound earnings toward restoring the 1966 Chevy pickup his grandpa gave him. Having owned classic cars much of his life, he wanted a truck that would not only honor his grandpa Pete, but look good cruising the Nashville streets. With this in mind, the build began.

First on the chopping block was the suspension, so James turned to his friend Jason “Fat Girl” Turner in Lebanon, Tennessee. There, McGaughy’s drop spindles and springs lowered the frontend 51⁄2 inches, while springs and a C-notch brought down the rear by 7 inches. New disc brakes were swapped in front and rear, then a set of Wheel Vintiques Smoothie wheels and Coker wide whitewall tires was bolted up to complete the modernized stance. The truck had already been given a fresh coat of white paint by James’ grandpa, so James took the truck to Rossten Auto in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where new accents were added to the body, wheels, and tailgate in DuPont Hot Hues Baby Blue. The mirrors and antenna were also shaved for a clean look.

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imageNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jerrod Niemann will headline the Third Annual YEP Presents Classic Country Revival, which will take place on Wednesday, May 29, at 3rd and Lindsley. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the show begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets will go on sale today (May 7), and are $10 in advance at www.3rdandlindsley.com or $15 at the door. Additional performers will include James Otto, Sarah Darling, Striking Matches, Brinley Addington, Westbound Rangers, Two Story Road, and Ben Danaher, as well as special guests. All proceeds will be donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.

The Classic Country Revival will pay tribute to country music legends, as each artist will perform two songs that were originally made famous by inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The event aims to promote the history of the artists enshrined in the Country Music Hall of Fame to a younger generation.

“The artists inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame created the foundation that our industry is built on,” said Marc Rucker, Crush Management Nashville and a member of the Board of Directors for the Young Entertainment Professionals Network (YEP). “We want to pay tribute to them and make sure their legacy is remembered and revered for generations to come. Accordingly, we’ll be donating the proceeds from this event to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.”

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imageJames joins Jerrod Niemann, Sarah Darling, Striking Matches, Brinley Addington, Two Story Road, Westbound Rangers, Ben Danaher and Special Guests on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 3rd & Lindsley