Video Games Made My Son Like Country Music

Mammas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.

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A performance picture of a young man sitting in a chair playing an acoustic guitar with a microphone set up in front of him.

Image Credit: C B Mursell

  • Performed by: Blake Everett and his band

My daddy never let me play violent video games when I was a boy. So when I finally got my hands on a PS2 copy of ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’, my whole world changed. I didn’t become an ultra-violent teen like the news said I would, but I did develop a deep appreciation for country music.

Everything changed after that. I would get home from school, steal a car, turn on the radio and drive around the picturesque, yet clunky, San Andreas countryside listening to the sounds of violence: Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and more.

Now I've got a band, and we’re gonna play the tunes that shaped our salad days. You're listening to K-Rose!

About Blake Everett

Blake Everett (he/him) is a young veteran of the comedy circuit. He started at 14, making his way to
the Class Clowns National Final in 2012. He then made his solo debut at 18 at Melbourne Fringe and has
subsequently brought a new show to every Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) since 2016.

In 2021, Blake teamed up with good friend and collaborator Oliver Coleman to create 'Blake and Oliver Dig
Their Own Graves', which received numerous 4.5 and 5 star reviews, a ‘Weekly Award for Best Comedy’ at
Adelaide Fringe and complete sell out runs everywhere they went with it.

He most recently debuted his first dramatic play, ‘It’s Not The End of the World’, at last year's Melbourne
Fringe and has spent the start of 2023 touring his new solo comedy show, ‘I’m Beside Myself’, to Perth
Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe and MICF.

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