New To Top 10: Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis has his first Top 10 hit with “Singles You Up.”  He told Country Countdown USA everyone in his family is excited about his success: “They’re ecstatic, my dad’s super pumped, it’s one of those things where there are a lot of people trying to do this.  Just to get where I am at is pretty big. It’s just beginning, but it’s something I’m really proud of. We’re getting some traction, and the ten year overnight success is a real thing in Nashville.”

Ironically, Jordan’s brother Jacob is also a recording artist, and he told us they’re used to being in the same business: “We’ve competed our whole life, so it’s cool to be competing again in music. I’m his biggest fan, and I know he feels the same way about me. He’s my best friend in the world, he’s pulling for me, and I’m pulling for him.”

Jordan is originally from Northern Louisiana, and there’s a long heritage of country music there: “Tim McGraw is from Start, which is about an hour away. North Louisiana is a hotbed for music. The Louisiana Hayride started there, so you had Hank Williams, Faron Young, the legends were there.  Texas is 20 minutes away.  Mississippi Delta.  New Orleans is not far away. It’s a great state to be from, we have a lot of pride.”

When did music come into your life? “I wrote my first song when I was a senior in high school. I can’t even remember what it was. My uncle wrote songs, my dad wrote songs, and I got serious about it in college. It’s always been around. Music was something I couldn’t get away from.  I moved to Nashville to write songs.  I felt I needed the songs first.  I wrote a ton of songs, and when the opportunity arose for me to play a show, I knew then that I wanted to do it again. Luckily I had those songs to fall back on. I had the music ready.”

Talk about the debut song Singles You Up: “We were writing one day, and that line came up, ‘singles you up.’ When it got said, we though, is that stupid? Or should we write it? Luckily we started kicking some ideas around. I threw this idea out of a girl who had a boyfriend, and you think you’d be a better boyfriend than the one she has.  So it’s a song I’m real proud of. We wanted to be polite about it too. The guy says ‘Excuse me if I’m overstepping my boundaries.’  I’m really excited about the way it turned out.”

One of the topics Jordan gets asked about a lot is his beard.  “Yeah, it’s goin’ strong right now! I started it three years ago, and wasn’t even thinking about it.  I hate shaving.  I was bartending at a place out of town, so I let it grow. I finally got to a point where I was at least going to groom it. For a while, it was a little unruly. The wife wasn’t to wild about it. She got it a little tame. But it’s been three years strong! It definitely comes in handy during sports time.  Lotta rally beards!”

 

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