Hometown: Myrtle Beach/Conway
Hailing from Myrtle Beach, and now a resident of Conway, Long appears regularly on the prestigious shows “The Carolina Opry” and “Good Vibrations,” at the Gilmore Auditorium.
He made the obligatory move to Nashville, where he was mentored by country-music great Teddy Gentry, of the legendary supergroup Alabama.
Gentry produced four songs for Long, including "Long Lost Smile," Long’s biggest attention-grabber which was placed on Gentry’s “Best New Nashville” compilation, distributed by Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.
After a sojourn in Nashville, Long moved back to S.C. and has kept on working and touring constantly.
He currently plays about 300 dates a year and has opened for artists such as Dwight Yoakam, Craig Morgan, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean (with whose band Long has recorded), Rodney Atkins, Jimmy Wayne, and Justin Moore.