Brandon Lay had plenty to draw on when writing songs for his upcoming debut album. The rising artist grew up in the South -- Jackson, Tenn., to be exact -- playing sports, fixing cars, listening to a healthy diet of country music and watching his minister father spread the good word on Sundays.

In fact, Lay managed to hit each of those moments in a single song: He channeled them into his debut single, 2017's "Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers." But what else is there to know about Lay that isn't in that track? Read on to find out.