Paul Thorn

Paul Wayne Thorn (born July 13, 1964) is a Southern rock, country, Americana, and blues singer-songwriter, whose style is a mix of blues, country, and rock. Thorn was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, but raised in Tupelo, Mississippi after a family move when he was an infant. Before his professional music career began he was a professional boxer. Boxing career highlights include winning the Mid-South Middleweight Championship in Memphis, Tennessee and a nationally televised bout with former world champion Roberto Durán, After a few years of working in a Tupelo furniture factory and playing in local clubs he was discovered by music professional Miles Copeland (brother of The Police drummer Stewart Copeland). In 1997, while performing at a singer-songwriters night at a local pizza shop (Vanelli’s), Roger Sovine representing BMI overheard Thorn and was impressed with his singing and song writing ability.