Twenty-three-year-old country music singer/songwriter Cole Hartley grew up in the foothills of Alpine, Utah. There he learned how to hunt, fish, and play guitar. He got his first guitar when he was six years old and has been playing ever since. Cole fell in love with songwriting during his junior year of high school. He started recording music in 2019 and has since recorded all over Utah and Nashville.
Some of his biggest musical inspirations include bands ranging from the local Utah country band “Due West”, to mainstream artists like George Strait, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, and Eric Church. Cole served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Dallas, Texas, where he gained a deeper appreciation for Christ, brisket, Blue Bell ice cream, and country music.
In addition to writing songs and recording, Cole also performs both in a solo acoustic capacity, and with several bands. He has been fortunate enough to open for legends like Lonestar, William Clark Green, Darryl Worley, Dean Dillon, Brice Long, and many more. One of the bands Cole occasionally subs leads vocals with is called “The Bryce Canyon Wranglers”. They put on a country music dinner show for tourists visiting beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park in April-October. If you’re headed to Bryce Canyon between April and October, seeing the Wranglers perform is a must. On the nights Cole isn’t there, Due West and Nashville Tribute Band lead singer Tim Gates, takes the reins for the show.
Cole loves getting to meet and take pictures with fans, so if you see him after a show, or on the street, feel free to stop him and say hello!