Ever been curious about the eclectic life of an engineer by day and a country singer by night? Our guest for today's episode, Wesley Hanna, Vice President of Engineering at Burnett Oil, and a Texas Country singer-songwriter, weaves an engrossing tale about his journey. Raised in the heart of Houston, Wesley's musical voyage started with a guitar during his high school days and later, open-mic nights at Texas A&M University. He released his first solo album in October 2022 that marked the beginning of a musical odyssey filled with personal growth and tireless commitment.
Wesley doesn't shy away from revealing his metamorphosis from a reticent kid to an accomplished performer who unshackled his inhibitions through music. Interestingly, he shares how the pandemic, while disrupting the music industry, became a game-changer for him. Wesley harnessed the power of live streaming and adapted to the new normal, turning the crisis into an opportunity for success in the music industry. He candidly talks about the unvarnished truth of a music career, underscoring the significance of album promotions, engaging with fans, and performing live.
In the final segment of the chat, Wesley imparts invaluable insights into the art of setting goals and dreaming big. Illustrating his own experiences, he emphasizes the concept of taking small strides towards significant victories, whether it's performing on a dream stage or launching a successful album. He also lets us in on his favorite parts of performing and songwriting, expressing the profound passion he harbors for his craft. Wesley's journey is a testament to the power of perseverance, the allure of music, and the fascinating saga of a man who followed his heart, no matter what. Tune in to be inspired and to appreciate the mesmerizing fusion of oil and music in Wesley's life.