Rockingham County musician releases his first single

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — From forming a small band with his brother to releasing his first single on music streaming platforms, Spencer Hatcher is just beginning his musical career.

“I started this country band about two years ago. We started playing about 20 shows and we’ve come a long way,” Hatcher said.

Hatcher hit the music scene in the Valley and is now trying to fight for a spot on the music row in Nashville.

“Locally we’ve developed that reputation, you know we do the most important things, the best things, and that’s what I want to continue doing,” Hatcher said.

Last week, Hatcher and his band released their first single, “Like a Friday Night.”

“One of my biggest goals was to release music, and that also became by far the biggest request from audiences and fans, it was just to have something out there,” said Hatcher.

Hatcher said he hit new Spotify country playlists and even some radio airplay in Richmond.

“The big goal was to release music because that’s what’s going to push us to the next level, like opening acts and paid shows,” Hatcher said.

Hatcher says breaking into the country music industry can be tough.

“One of the obstacles is that there’s really no one I can talk to about it. You’ve got the local bands, and we’ve got some really, really good local bands here, but there’s really nobody doing it on such a large scale as what I’m trying to do,” Hatcher said.

However, Hatcher has managed to grow its social media platform.

“You know, that’s one thing that I can definitely say that I’ve had over the last two years, that’s tremendous support from everyone, that’s really amazing, and that makes the things so much easier,” Hatcher said.

He said he grew his audience from 24 subscribers to 715,000 and grew over the past two years.

Last year, Hatcher went viral on TikTok and was featured in a Mountain Dew commercial.

“It’s really interesting because I go through things that I don’t think most people have had to encounter,” Hatcher said.

Hatcher said he and his band were working on a full album and hoped to release new songs every month.

“It’s not the money and it’s not the fame. It’s about the appreciation of the music, so I know that if I fill stadiums, it’s because a whole stadium of people appreciates the music and the work that I’ve done,” Hatcher said.

Hatcher’s debut single, “Like a Friday Night”, is available on music streaming platforms.

The best way to follow him and find out when he releases new music and comes to a venue near you is to follow him on social media.


TikTok: @spencerhatcher

Instagram: @spencerhatcheroffical

Facebook: Spencer Hatcher