Andrew Salgado on Country Music News International Radio Show!
May 15., 16., 17., 19., 20. interviewed by Big Al Weekley!
1. Monday live show will be in English with Presenter Big Al Weekley and the best in bluegrass music! 3:00 am – 6 am (GMT) UK, 4:00 pm – 7 am (CET) GER, 10 am – 1 pm (EST) USA
2. Monday / Tuesday live show will be in English with Presenter Big Al Weekley and the best in bluegrass music! 0:00 am – 3 am (GMT) UK (Tuesday), 1:00 am – 4 am (CET) GER (Tuesday), 7 pm – 10 pm (EST) USA (Monday)
Wednesday live show will be in English with Presenter Big Al Weekley and the best in bluegrass music! 4 pm – 7 pm (GMT) UK, 5 pm – 8 pm (CET) GER, 10 am – 1 pm (CST) USA
Friday live show will be in English with Presenter Big Al Weekley and the best in bluegrass music! 7:00 am – 10 am (GMT) UK 8:00 am – 11 am (CET) GER, 2 am – 5 am (EST) USA
Saturday live show will be in German & English with Presenter Frank Hammer and the best in country music! 4 pm – 6 pm (CET) GER, 9 am – 11 am (CST) USA, 3 pm – 5 pm (GMT) UK!
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Usually, write-ups on artists with a mile-long resume of all-star associations begin with those and then
focus specifically on the music they make and the career goals they have envisioned. Andrew Salgado is
eager to share his story, but not that way. The Nashville based singer/songwriter with Chicago roots
came to prominence winning a major national competition, has penned songs with legends, toured with
some of country music’s biggest icons, released two well-received indie albums. Talk to him for a few
moments about his priorities, however, and all these accolades are merely platforms creating key
opportunities to give back and be in the service of helping and uplifting others.
In the late 2010s, long before he won 2013 Pepsi Southern Original at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, Andrew
used a rough demo to secure a gig performing at an Autism Speaks walk event at Soldier Field in
Chicago. He donated a few hundred CDs he had made to the cause, earmarking proceeds to the
organization. Seeing the impact his music could have, he parlayed his involvement with Autism Speaks
into associations, performances and donation of his time and hands-on help to local walks for cancer,
diabetes, and other organizations. In 2017, the year after its founding, Music Over Miles approached
him to be their spokesperson, a position he held through 2021 and with his help provided educational
programs about the music business and helped fundraise across the country providing programs
impacting over 2000 children and multiple schools.
A great highlight of Andrew’s presentation is his struggle to success stories, like how his spirited,
gratitude-filled song “My Family” (which later appeared on his 2015 debut album Absolutely Everything)
won over the Pepsi Southern judges – and he had to drive round trip in a single day from Chicago to
perform in the semi-finals in Auburn, AL because he couldn’t afford a hotel. Since then, he has co-
written with Brian Wilson and Kacey Musgraves (on “Guess You Had to Be There” from Wilson’s No Pier
Pressure album), his gigs opening for Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Eli Young, Clint Black, and Darryl
Worley. Ears also perk up when he mentions being featured for the past several years on the nationally
aired PBS special “Songs at the Center” and his appearances on WGN, ABC and NBC.
His music has been successfully placed in both a film and theatre production. Andrew has been signed as
a writer and performing artist to Synapse Publishing & Entertainment®’s label since 2016 and has
released his 3rd album and first vinyl record, ’86 Vol 2 – Autumn Dawn’ on April 8, 2022. During the
pandemic, due to being unable to tour, Andrew was busy performing once again for many charities
through a virtual tour series on www.PickYourTicket.com which resulted in the release in February 2019
of the album: Andrew Salgado ‘Live from the Escape 2020 Virtual Tour’ available on all major DSPs and
he is excited to go out on the road again.