Marijuana Arrest Turns in to Music Career
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2015) – A simple possession charge for marijuana in a small Nashville suburb back in 2005 changed the career trajectory of a small business owner and songwriter. After seeing firsthand how the system handles those convicted of what he saw as a victimless crime, he decided to share his experience. After writing several songs on the subject and posting them online, he was asked to perform for a local chapter of NORML, The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Ten years later he is releasing his fourth album and has amassed over 1.7 million followers on his social networks. Chief Greenbud’s latest CD “Chief Greenbud Volume 4” is set for physical and digital release on August 25, 2015.
He’s especially proud of the title, saying “I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it. We’ve had multiple meetings brainstorming ideas to come up with the perfect name to represent what we’re putting on the CD. I feel that we captured it’s essence” he notes light-heartedly. “There are several songs that I am excited for people to hear. ‘Everybody Gets High’ is an upbeat anthem that every stoner will be able to groove to and sing along with.” Another song on the disc is ‘iBake’, about a regular guy who likes to smoke a little weed but is fearful of what may happen if he is caught. As the lyrics state, “I can’t wait for the day when my state says okay, and I won’t waste a single minute being afraid I bake.”
Chief Greenbud has performed shows across the United States for over 8 years to help raise awareness about legalization of cannabis – from the Seattle Hempfest in Washington State to the July 4th Smoke-In in Washington D.C. He mixes his authentic country flair with lyrics meant to inspire and amuse while packing a political punch that makes people laugh and question reality.