Combine the raw passion of Bruce Springsteen and blend it with the modern country style of Dierks Bentley and you have Luke Caccetta, a singer/songwriter whose debut record introduces his artistic capacity and proves himself as Nashville’s future “it” star.
Caccetta’s first EP, Cheers, was released on April 22nd of 2014 and claimed 108th on the iTunes “Top 200 Country Albums” chart that day. The five tracks, all written solely by Caccetta, were recorded at Ocean Way Studio off Music Row in Nashville. The single, “Cheers,” took the No. 1 spot on Nashville Songwriter Association International’s Top 40 chart. Further, The Rutledge hosted the EP release show and stocked a full house of friends and family while catching the ears of industry professionals. Caccetta performed onstage with keyboardist Jeff Sturms (George Strait and Reba Mcentire) and peddle steel player Gary Morse (Brooks & Dunn), among others.
“The release of Cheers has opened so many doors for me as a songwriter and performer,” Caccetta said. “I now have a record to share with people, my single was on country radio stations, and I’ve been paired with my songwriting idols as a co-writer.”
A talented troubadour at 21, Caccetta has written with greats like Aaron Barker (George Strait’s “I Can Still Make Cheyenne” and Lonestar’s “What About Now”), Doug Johnson (Randy Travis’ “Three Wooden Crosses), and Mark Irwin (Alan Jackson’s “Here in the Real World” and Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care”) with whom he recently shared the stage at the Bluebird Café.
“Luke Caccetta is an amazing songwriter and performer. He has already attracted the attention of Music Row and has a long, bright future ahead. It’s a heck of a show,” Executive Director of NSAI, Bart Herbison, said.
To be a fan of Luke Caccetta is to become a member of his family. Caccetta’s ability to connect with an audience is truly special and sets him apart from others in the industry for he never disappoints in character or performance. He has played on the road throughout the East Coast, the most recent of shows at the Country Throwdown Festival in Drums, Pennsylvania and Flora-Bama in Perdido Key, Florida. Locally, Caccetta can be seen live on Broadway at Margaritaville and The Stage as well as featured in Nashville songwriter’s rounds at Belcourt Taps and other local venues.
Born in Williamsburg, Virginia, Caccetta’s talent blossomed from his youth starting as a mostly self-taught guitarist at 12 years of age. He spent the majority of his time studying musical influences like Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Molly Hachet, Waylon Jennings, Derek Trucks and James Taylor. He also took major roles in musical theatre throughout grade school. At 16, Caccetta took on performing at Busch Gardens as a guitarist and later, a solo act.
“I credit Busch for my capability to perform at the peak of performance whatever the circumstance,” Caccetta said.
Caccetta relocated to Nashville in 2011 to attend Middle Tennessee State University as a songwriting major and embarked on the adventure of his dreams. With a second EP in the works, that dream might just be ripe enough to become a reality.
“I want to eat, sleep, and breathe music.” Caccetta said. “I truly believe this is my purpose, there is no other path of existence.”