The Suwanee artist shot the 'Southern Thing' event last fall in Buford.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Updated Jan. 31, 2012 People in and around Suwanee who turned out at a Buford club last fall may get to see themselves on TV soon. The music video for "Southern Thing," the latest single from Andy Velo of Suwanee, is to debut within weeks on the CMT channel, Velo said Monday. (An earlier report here that the video was to debut Monday was based on erroneous information on Velo's website.) Velo, a North Gwinnett High grad, shot the "Southern Thing" video at 37 Main in Buford last October. Velo is known for a vigorous touring schedule, but it frequently includes the home turf. Among his area stops was a special show Saturday at Wild Bill's in Duluth. He also played several acoustic gigs at Suwanee-area sites over the Christmas holidays.
North Gwinnett grad and country music rising star plays Saturday at Town Center Park.
Things have changed since Andy Velo made his debut at Town Center Park in Suwanee in 2004. He was unplugged then because that was his norm. There was no sponsored touring bus, no videos. "That was before it took off to become a great venue," Velo recalled by telephone recently as he looked forward to his gig in his hometown Saturday, Nov. 5. Velo's career has taken off, too. Suwanee now is a stop on his tour, which included a large festival in southwest Alabama last weekend and a music-video shoot last week at a club in Buford. He also blocks out a week regularly to go to Nashville to write songs and have business meetings. But he stays grounded. His crew didn't take the bus from Atlanta to the Alabama festival until last Saturday morning…