Aaron Burdett, Jamey Johnson, more

Aaron Burdett is pictured in 2017.

Saluda-based singer-songwriter Aaron Burdett has been a member of Western North Carolina’s music scene for more than a decade, but the past two years has seen him garner his most chart success. 

In 2020 Burdett’s “Rockefeller” was released and the track hung around the bluegrass charts for a while. 

This year he has released two singles – “Dirt Poor” and “Loser’s Bracket” – off his upcoming “Dream Rich, Dirt Poor” album and both tracks topped Bluegrass Today’s Grassicana chart.  

Burdett will celebrate his new album with a 7 p.m. show July 10 on the main stage at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville. The album, which is on Organic Records, will be released July 9.

“Like every album I’ve released so far, this is a collection of songs plucked from the preceding few years,” Burdett said in a press release. “I am not sure how songs happen or why they materialize when they do, or why most get left behind unfinished but some get completed and recorded. I try not to worry too much about it. All I can do is look back when an album is released and try to find correlations.”