OverTime is an American Actor/Singer/Songwriter who’s known for his blue collar, working class style of music mixing Hip-Hop, Country, and Rock.
Born in Bozeman, MT, the youngest of 5 children to his parents, OverTime grew up with a 2 family life after the divorce of his parents when he was 3. In the recent years, many have become fans of OverTime and his blue collar, working class, hip hop/rock/country styled music. His most successful album to date is ‘The Foundation’, released in 2016, which features his hit songs “Hunger In My Stomach” and “Next To Me”. His latest album “United We Stand”, released in 2018, charted in 3 different positions on Billboard. (RnB/Hip Hop, Country, Heatseekers Mountain)
Born in Bozeman, MT, the youngest of 5 children to his parents, Sharon and Harold, OverTime grew up with a 2 family life after the divorce of his parents when he was 3. Shortly after the divorce, OverTime moved to Missoula, MT where he experienced a more “city-like” life with his mother where he resides today. His father, a miner and rancher, remained in the small country town of Whitehall, MT where OverTime spent his summers giving him the best of both worlds. The value of work was learned at an early age by growing up in the classic “Blue Collar” family. His mother, who’s worked for the railroad his entire life would work 50+ hrs per week, and his father would set an example by working even more than that at the mines and on the ranch.
As OverTime grew, sports became a major of his life. He was a 3 sport athlete playing basketball, football, and baseball - which would become his primary sport. At 16, his mother took a job in a rural Montana town (Absorkee, MT) that didn’t offer high school baseball. His parents agreed to allow him to continue to live in Missoula, MT by himself so he could pursue sports at a competitive level as long as he maintained his grades and kept his focus. So, what happens when you have a 16 yr old kid living on his own with little to no supervision? Parties became more of a focus than school and sports. This began a period of drinking and drug use.
At 20 years old, OverTime made the decision to put down the drugs and begin creating music. Living in Montana, rap music definitely wasn’t the prominent genre of choice by most people, so this of course came with a lot of scrutiny. In 2006, OverTime released his first album while working as a painter and toured around Montana performing on any stage he could - often paying promoters to get stage time. It soon became obvious to him that the record industry wasn’t looking to sign any rappers from Montana, not then and not anytime soon so he began studying the industry and how it worked. What does a record label do and how do they do it? What do agents do and how do they do it? Rather than seeking the services of different professionals in the industry to handle those things for him, he learned each role and applied them.
For years he was creating music and an image that reflected what he was hearing on the radio, and what he’d seen on the television. In 2015, things began to click for OverTime. He realized that being something he was not, was not the route he needed or wanted to go. He got back to his roots. He no longer wanted to be a “rapper” in a sense - he just wanted to be himself. A kid that grew up in Montana riding horseback, ATV’s, motorcycles, shooting guns, and wearing “work” style jeans, playing in the mud, and listening to Randy Travis with his Dad.
OverTime found a group of blue collar working class type hip hop fans who simply want something to relate to. His music has transformed from “urban” style hip hop, to a more country/rock style hip hop. If you’ve never seen OverTime perform with his band in concert, you can expect a high energy entertainer with a lot of pride in self!
OverTime has booked and headlined 18 U.S. tours without the assistance of any agencies, labels, or management. He’s as independent and self-sufficient as it comes in the industry.
Youtube: 45 Million views with 140,000 subscribers and counting.
Spotify: 115,000 Monthly listeners.
The Foundation - Held a top 10 most selling hip hop album for 10 months straight with it’s distributor CD Baby.
United We Stand - Charted on Billboard in 3 different categories. (R&B/Hip-Hop Album Sales 8.25.2018 - #43) (Country Album Sales 8.25.2018 - #44 ) (Heatseekers - Mountain 8.25.2018 - #4 & #9 on 9.22.2018)
Social Media: 250,000 followers with 135,000 on Facebook.
“In And Out Of The Game” – Released March 8th, 2011
“Blue Collar” – Released September 23rd, 2014
“The Foundation” – Released May 3rd, 2016
“Johnny Rotten” – Released April 25th, 2017
“United We Stand” - Released August 10th, 2018