Hailing from Myrtle Beach, and now a resident of Conway, South Carolina, He made the obligatory move to Nashville, where he was mentored by country-music great Teddy Gentry, cofounder and bassist of the legendary supergroup Alabama and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
After a sojourn in Nashville, Long moved back to South Carolina and kept on working, touring constantly and keeping his Nashville connections active. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Dwight Yoakam, Craig Morgan, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Jimmy Wayne, and Justin Moore. He polished his stage performances to a high gloss and continues to strive to improve. In short, he’s doing all of the things a budding country star needs to do to gain lasting success.