Forrest O’Connor: A name both Southern and Irish, local and foreign, rhythmic, unexpected. It’s a name that captures the personality and background of the man himself, a singer-songwriter whose path to singing and songwriting was in some sense predestined and in another sense very unlikely.
He is co-lead singer and one of the primary songwriters in the Grammy Award-winning country bluegrass band, the O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor (his father), which is touring nationwide to support the release of their #1 Billboard Bluegrass album, Coming Home. Forrest is the sole writer of three of the album’s 12 songs (and co-writer on a fourth), and although it is a small repertoire of published music, it has already made an impact. Upon hearing an early demo of one of the songs, “What Have I Been Saying?”, singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier (Faith Hill, Blake Shelton) invited him to join her on the Grand Ole Opry and at The Bluebird Café. The music video for another song of O’Connor’s, the title track (“Coming Home”), is in rotation on CMT. http://www.forrestoconnormusic.com/