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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 4:00 am

With a new album, “Love & Panic,” now out music man Sam Riggs is on the road and it brings him to Odessa next week.

Riggs, via his website, details how advice from his father helped him go after what he wants in life. “The only thing standing between you and what you want in life is air and opportunity. Take a deep breath and go get it.”

His father’s words made a huge impression on Riggs. The Texas singer/songwriter is a bit of an adrenaline junkie who is into music, flying and mountain climbing.

Riggs’ music, his website details, is a rock-tinged brand of country. His influences are listed as Blink-182, 3 Doors Down, George Jones and Hank Williams Jr. He self-released his first two albums, then partnered with independent firms for his third and fourth releases, including Breathless, which went to No. 12 on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts.

A number of his singles hit the upper levels of the Texas charts, including the ultra-country “Hold On And Let Go,” the thumping concert re-creation “High On A Country Song” and his vulnerable “Second Hand Smoke.” To top it off, Riggs picked up the Texas Regional Radio Award in 2016 for Top New Male Vocalist.

“I don’t play music to be famous,” he said on his website. “I play music and I write songs because it comes naturally to me and it feels good to express emotion that way. But also because there’s a torch to be carried.”

The Daily Country has called Riggs work poignant and said that it doesn’t lack energy.

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