Song:How Do You Get That Lonely
Album:Off To Join The World
In 2005, 18 year old Blaine Larsen looked like he was going to be the next big thing in country music when How Do You Get That Lonely reached the top 20 of the country charts. But it didn't work out and record company woes forced Larsen to leave the music business for the ministry. He was born Feb. 2, 1986 in Tacoma, WA. His family lived in California. But when his parents divorced, he moved with his mom back to Tacoma. Her new husband introduced him to country music and Larsen sang along with karaoke tapes and learned to play guitar. They took him to Nashville to record a demo. Rory Lee Feek heard the demo and signed Larsen to his Giantslayer label. Feek is best known as half of Joey + Rory. They released the 2004 CD In My High School. This led to a deal with the BMG Nashville owned label BNA. The 2005 CD Off To Join The World is a reworked version of In My High School. They re-recorded some songs and made a couple of changes. How Do You Get That Lonely reached #18 on the Country Singles chart. The song was written by Jamie Teachenor as a tribute to former Mount Pleasant, TN high school football player Lance Emmitt who committed suicide at age 19 on Nov. 11, 2003. It was Teachenor's first hit as a songwriter. He has had success writing for others and is attempting to launch a career as a performer. This song turned out to be Larsen's biggest hit as subsequent singles did not perform well. After the 2006 album Rockin' You Tonight, he left BNA. His management started Treehouse Records but they merged with Stroudavarious Records owned by former Giant Records president James Stroud. Larsen recorded an album and a couple of singles were released. But the CD was shelved when Stroud closed Stroudavarious and started the new label R & J Records in 2011. In 2012, Larsen announced on Youtube that he was leaving the music business to go into ministry. He describes himself on Twitter as a recovering country music artist. Here's the video for How Do You Get That Lonely by Blaine Larsen.