Finding Profitability in Your Passion with Kyle Hutton
Kyle Hutton, Singer, Songwriter and Founder of Real Life Real Music joins the eMusician Podcast Show on EPN. Best selling cowboy artist of all time – Michael Martin Murphy summed it up like this “Real Life Real Music is one of the finest programs in the world.”
This episode of Enterprise Radio is in association with eHouston (Greater Houston Entrepreneurs).
- How do you dispell the “don’t quit your day job” mentality?
- What steps lie between where I am now and finding profitability in my passion?
- If you’re doing what your passionate about is it more difficult to make objective business decisions?
- What are the biggest roadblocks to success within your passion?
- What doors have opened since you transitioned from traditional career to living your passion?
Kyle Hutton, singer/songwriter and founder of RLRM was adopted at 6 weeks old. “I could have wound up anywhere,” he says, “which means I’m right where I’m supposed to be.” For Hutton that means writing, recording, producing, promoting and bringing RLRM to thousands of people each week. A self-professed inspiration junkie, his music explores the landscapes of hope and regret, redemption and addiction, faith and doubt. “I’m sure it’s rooted in the story of the beginning of my life, but I’ve always been for the underdog. I love songs, movies, books and stories that leave me inspired and cheering the main character on.” It’s the same hunger that brought about Real Life Real Music and influences the direction of every episode. While there’s a time and place for everything, including good-natured fun, Hutton’s favorites are when the guest artists “get real” about their lives and their music in a way that moves him, the live studio audience, and the radio listeners.
Like the rising underdog, Hutton’s journey seems to be inching him slowly toward his destination. His songs have been recorded by artists Roger Creager, Walt Wilkins, Perfect Stranger, and more. His four CDs, “Small Price to Pay,” “Coming Home,” “More Like Me,” and “Thank God for the Band,” house Texas Music chart topping singles and collaborations with songwriting heroes like Radney Foster. In addition, as a partner at Red Tree Studios he has produced records along side the likes of Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks, Robert Earl Keen), Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Melissa Etheridge), and Harold Rubens (Steven Curtis Chapman). That being said, ask Hutton about it all and you’ll pick up on an urgency in his voice tinged with optimism and regret. “2013 will be my first year of full-time music. And as I look back it’s easy for me to question if I’m late for the party.” While only time can unveil what the future holds, it will find Hutton on the road putting one foot in front of the other. “I’ve seen enough in the past few years to know that I don’t know what this life holds. But I do know that I get to choose how to spend the time I have left. For me that means faith, family, music and talking about things that matter.”
Kyle lives outside Houston, Texas with his wife Tara and sons Brooks, Casen and Carter.
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