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Conversations with Josh Walther

Today we’d like to introduce you to Josh Walther.

Hi Josh, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today.
I moved to the area to work in a show at Busch Gardens, Tampa. I made friends with other musicians and singers who also worked there. At some point one of those singers Robyn Lista who had also become a good friend suggested we put together a band of our own.

I figured we would do random gigs here and there. Somewhat word got around and we started booking a lot of weddings and corporate events. 12 years later, we are a full-time band with usually 2-3 big events a week.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I wouldn’t say we have had huge struggles. Everyone works really hard and is always fully committed. I had never been the leader of anything in my life. So learning how to navigate that while also being a part of the band was challenging at times.

More so early on. It’s like being an artist, manager, agent, publicist & HR all at the same time. I’ve been really fortunate to have the greatest people working with me. They are so great that it makes me want to be the best I can be. I would say that’s the secret. Surround yourself with the best people you can find.

Listen to them. Learn from them. I am always happy to be the least qualified in any room.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am from Pensacola. Started singing early in life. Moved to Nashville after High School. I was in a band called McAlyster and we got signed to MCA records and released an album.

It didn’t take off as we had hoped and I moved home and went back to college. After college, I went to work for Dollywood in a show and through that experience, I was offered the chance to come to Tampa and work for Busch Gardens.

Are there any books, apps, podcasts, or blogs that help you do your best?
I love books and podcasts but mainly partake in them for entertainment. Love comedy & of course music.

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