ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) -- While on tour promoting his July 4 concert at Fort Sill, Texoma country singer Chris Bullard stopped in at his hometown of Ardmore.
"Coming back home, it really refuels me and helps me find my roots and remember where I came from," Bullard said.
Bullard first picked up the guitar at the age of 7. At the age of 15 he remembers one of his first performances at the pavilion in Central Park.
"It's such a surreal feeling being here on this stage where it all started, a 15-year-old's dream has now become a man's fruition."
He later left to Texas, and then Nashville, where he's spent nearly the past six years.
Bullard said its nothing like coming back to Ardmore.
"As soon as I exit 31-A, it's like, 'oh my gosh, I'm home,' " he said. "And there's no better feeling than that."
Bullard said he's come a long way since that first performance at Central Park, now with his first record released in March, and gearing up to perform alongside 2016 County Music Awards New Artist of the Year Maren Morris, and Texas-country singer Aaron Watson, at their July 4 concert at Fort Sill. Tickets are available for purchase at Billingsley Ford.
"I keep pinching myself. I wake up and I get to do what I love, and its because of the support from country music listeners everywhere, especially Oklahomans," Bullard said.
And when asked if there were plans to return to his hometown for a performance? "Oh not yet, but it will be," Bullard said. "Absolutely, that will definitely be happening in the near future. I promise you."