Austin was born and raised of the foothill region of the Ozark Mountains, in southeast Missouri. Picking up the guitar when he was 6, at age 8 he was sitting in with his father's band at local and regional fairs and festivals. Although having bluegrass and country roots, he would often venture across the river into downtown Memphis, TN. The sound would would be glued to his soul from then on. Austin continued to play throughout his teen years until after high school when he joined the United States Navy. After serving 8 years, he picked his music back up full time and started recording. Austin moved to the area of Savannah, GA in June of 2017. He has been nominated Georgia Country, Male Vocalist of the Year for 2017, 2018,and 2020.. As well as his band, Savannah Road for Georgia Country Band of the Year for 2019 and 2121.