The first time I heard his name was right after I asked Cody Canada who he believed the next break out star in the Red Dirt scene would be. He answered, with out one moments hesitation, "John Moreland."

That must've been in 2013. And while Moreland hasn't "broken out" in the Texas and Red Dirt scene - I've certainly had a parade of artists through the studio, the past couple years, who have been singing his praises, most recently BJ Barham of American Aquarium.

This week the Tulsa native was able to sing to more people in 4 minutes, than most in our scene do all year, as he made his network television debut on Late Night with Stephen Colbert.