Singer/Songwriter Justin Biltonen blurs the lines between ‘what you see is what you get’ and ‘still waters run deep.’ Southern born and bred, he is a product of broken-in boots and 90s best music.
Baptized by an adoration for country, rock, punk and hardcore, Justin went from singing in hometown worship groups to traveling the nation playing southern-fried rock n’ roll. Fueled by uncompromising passion and a gypsy soul, he became a self-proclaimed highway-runner. It was on those endless, late-night drives that he conjured up the soundtrack from his youth… a mixtape filled with Drive By Truckers, Waylon and Shooter Jennings, Brooks and Dunn, Shenandoah and countless others, which ultimately reignited his love of country music.
Not long after, Justin proved that all roads really do lead to Nashville, TN., immersing himself in Music City’s one of a kind songwriting community.
Eventually, Justin became a name to know as the bassist for alt-rock tastemakers 3 Doors Down, touring globally as a member of one of the genre’s most timeless bands. A career changing moment for Justin was Us And The Night, the first major release he both wrote and played on in-studio and the album peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Rock Chart.
Having earned the courage and credentials, Justin began indulging his longtime love of country music and officially announced his solo project with the singles “Use You” and “How A Man’s Made.” He marked his terrestrial radio debut with the follow-up single “She’s Got the Highway”, which he credits with solidifying his stance as a member of the country music community.
From playing bars and basements to global tours and the Presidential Inauguration, the North Carolina native owes his success to nothing more than his sincere, unwavering respect for music.
Justin joined 3 Minutes Away Music Publishing in 2021.
Edited from justinbiltonen.com