TOPIC: What Paralysis Taught me About my True One Hundred Percent
Drake White is known best as a hit songwriter and “voracious live performer” (Rolling Stone), often taking the stage barefoot, climbing rafters of sold-out arenas, and rallying crowds to a frenzy with his signature, contagious energy — living somewhere between an on-fire tent-revival preacher and the godfather of soul, James Brown. Drake has performed all over the world, headlining his own sold-out tours and performing alongside artists like Eric Church, Willie Nelson and Zac Brown Band. In 2019, while simultaneously touring, Drake was working on a new album and it seemed he was unstoppable, until, on August 16th, his world came to a screeching halt. Drake nearly collapsed on stage, just 10 minutes into his set in Roanoke, Virginia, having experienced a brain-bleed resulting from AVM treatments he had been quietly receiving. Drake endured excruciating pain as doctors worked for hours to find out the extent of the trauma. Months, and hundreds of doctor appointments later, a solidly grounded, unflinchingly positive, Drake White finds himself drawing strength from his faith, grit, and passion, beating all odds and proving that anything is possible.