Doc West, aka Jose Salazar, always knew it was what he wanted to do while growing up on a ranch in Flatonia, Texas. Influenced at an early age by George Strait, Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Waylon and Willie and Hank Jr., -- it wasn’t until college that all the “Pieces” started coming together.
Ever since he was a kid, active in 4-H and FFA, Doc West knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. But it was while attending Texas A&M University, living the college life, going to concerts and watching live music that he was inspired to pick up the guitar and sing. It was a Randy Rogers Band concert that pushed him over the edge to actually go out and buy his first guitar.