Ronnie Clinton is a singer/songwriter whose authentic home cooked vocal style embodies a realness in his delivery and message that is in short supply at radio these days.
Three chords and the truth defined, right here right now…
The son of a factory laborer, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio May 24th, 1981. At the age of 14, Ronnie began singing, and discovered an instant love of performing. His first ‘live’ performances were at his home for family, friends and relatives, on a music stage that was built in the living room, turned music room by his father. With mom, dad and guests regularly taking the stage, Ronnie let his singing do the talking and by age 16 everyone was served notice that something special was brewing on their homemade stage.
His early influences were a mix of Country and R&B, that included the likes of Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and George Strait, sprinkled with a dash of Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye.
By 18, Ronnie was singing professionally at local events in between his shift-work at a Cleveland food processing plant.
While following his dream and working hard to get better, he’s endured countless gigs and saloons along the way, all for the betterment of the songwriting, including the live and studio performances.
“As a songwriter,” says Ronnie, “I’m always trying to find new ways to say what I wanna say, and I take a lot of pride in gutting it out vocally, while tuggin’ on people’s heartstrings.”
Ronnie’s real-deal, no-gimmick approach emulates no one. From his silky smooth craft of delivering anthemic vocal melodies, all the way to his shredding-mad rockin’ throw-down vocals on top-shelf rockin’
tracks, his vocal prowess commands attention at every with every syllable.
“We’ve been singing about everything and anything that gets the blood runnin’.
“Southern Pride” has hit radio at just the right time. In a complicated heavily divided world it brings a lighter side to have the listener appreciate just a bit more, everything simple and good… two elements of todays society that are so desperately missed.