Argus Coonts


I'm just a good old country boy, living in Caruthersville Missouri, not too far from where I was born and raised. I grew up picking cotton, fishing, and doing all the other country stuff that my songs are made of. I never got to write for my honky-tonk heroes like I wanted to, but I never stopped writing and singing about life, love, and living my best life. My advice to younger writers and musicians? Jump on that neon pony and ride it into the sun.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

I feel like songwriting is what I was born to do. When I can't say it, I can sing it. It gives me an outlet for all the feelings that I can't just talk about. Listening to all kinds of music is therapy to me.

What is your music dream?

Writing hit songs for REAL country stars.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Ban organized religion.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Streets of Laredo.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I have too many to list, from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top's.

What inspires you to make music?

Stories from my life or people I meet.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Every song has it's own message, just as every person has their own story

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It can be heaven or hell.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I'm not qualified to judge them.

What do you think of Drooble?

I like it so far.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not having enough talent to make my fingers play what my heart hears.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I share others music as much as I can but I can't travel like I want to.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Just do whatever it takes and don't let no mean never.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Billy Tarkington, Harold Mark Jordan, Paul Thorn, to name a few.