Who Got Next: The Field Trip

art·ist ˈärdəst/ noun
a person skilled at a particular task or occupation.

On my mission to stay abreast of the emerging talent to hit the scene, I was introduced to Curtis Fields. More than what meets the eye, Curtis is an artist in its truest form. With the lethal combination of Passion, Skill, Drive, Determination, Originality and Creativity, Curtis Fields is one who is easy to adorn and hard to forget.

24Allow me to introduce you to Curtis Fields. American singer, songwriter and natural talent, he is an artist who at the 2013 BET Awards using an iPhone as a guitar. For me this is what set him apart from the masses. To utilize a mobile device meant for calling and texting, and execute a sound of an extreme magnitude is nothing short of talent. During his time at Fisk, Curtis decided to embark upon a career in entertainment.

During his early days, Fields has performed alongside artists such as John Legend. He also was the winner of Nashville’s WQQK’s Grandstand Competition, beating out hundreds of other performers. He continued his career by opening for acts such as Eric Roberson. His first single, Black Cherry, peaked at #2 in the Jazz/Funk category on CD Baby’s Top 5.

Fields caught his break in the music industry in 2012 when he appeared for the New Skool Rules auditions in Atlanta, Georgia. The auditions were held at SAE International in Atlanta in front of New Skool Rules and Epitome Entertainment. Fields was the last of more than 200 artists to audition. His audition caught the eye of Ray Daniels from Raydar Management who told Fields that he would have him signed within two months. Fields had offers from five different record labels but signed a recording deal with Epic Records and a publishing deal with Universal Publishing within five weeks of his audition. This is when you know the Talent is real.

On June 30, 2013, Fields performed the song “Opposites Attract” at the 2013 BET Awards. His performance included him strumming a guitar on an iPhone and was called one of the 9 Most Memorable Moments of the awards by Yahoo! Music.

Make sure to link in with the young artist, as his career is just popping off. He is truly one to be on the look out for as his story is only beginning. And, get ready for that project, “The Field Trip.”

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