• NEWS AND NOTES: Jordan, Brothers O, Keith

    Jordan Davis was just presented with a plaque from UMG Canada commemorating “Singles You Up” as a No. 1 country single in Canada as well as being certified gold north of the border.

    Brothers Osborne were in Baltimore for Record Store Day on Saturday (April 21st), to celebrate the release of their new album, Port Saint Joe.

    Keith Urban and his wife Nicole Kidman were at a Nashville Predators game last week, cheering on the NHL team in their Stanley Cup Run. Keith also appears with the Stanley Cup talking about Nashville and the Preds.

     

  • MEMORIAL DAY 2018

    Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. However, by the turn of the 20th century, Memorial Day celebrated Americans who have sacrificed their lives in all wars. 

    Some of your favorite country artists talk about what it means to be free because of the brave men and women willing to fight and sacrifice for our freedom.

     

    Audio / Brandon Lay says he’s incredibly humbled by anyone who has or is serving in the military and thanks them for their dedication and service.

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    Brandon Lay (Memorial Day) OC: …without you. :37
    “My dad was in the National Guard for six years, and his dad was in the Army and in North Africa during World War II. One of my good buddies, Dan Berry, is a captain at Fort Campbell. I’m incredibly humbled every time I’m around those guys, because it really just puts it in perspective. Memorial Day is a special time to remember and gain perspective that everything we enjoy comes with a price, and these guys have paid the ultimate price and so have their families. So, to anybody that’s served in the military, we salute you, and we couldn’t have the life we have without you.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley, whose own father was a World War II veteran, talks about the sacrifices made by U.S. servicemen and women.

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    Dierks (Memorial Day) OC: …upon them. :37
    “On the most basic level, I think, for me on the road, I just think about being gone two, three days at a time, maybe a couple of weeks at a time, you know. That seems like a long time when you have kids and family, but these soldiers, they’re gone for months and years at a time – they’re doing 12 to 15 to 18 months — and they have family back home. That, in itself, is such a huge sacrifice, and that’s just the beginning of it. That’s just scratching the surface of what these guys [and gals] are doing every day – preparing for battle, actually being in battle, being wounded in battle, sometimes dying in battle. So, this country obviously, we would not exist without those courageous men and women, and our future depends upon them.”

    Audio / Eric Church, whose grandfathers served in World War II, says the sacrifices the men and women in the military make are really touching.

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    Eric Church (grandfathers in WW2) OC: …touching to me. :21
    “Both of my grandfathers were World War II veterans. I mean, that’s something that’s very rare. I’m not unique, you know. There’s a lot of people out there like that that their grandfathers served. The way that I was raised was very much red, white and blue and very patriotic, and I think that it’s the fact that what they give up is the real thing that’s very touching to me.”

    Audio / Jordan Davis thanks the service men and women who have sacrificed to protect and defend America.

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    Jordan Davis (Memorial Day) OC: …gave it all. :29
    “You know, both my grandparents were in the service; my cousin was also a Marine, so the military hits close to home. I mean I can’t say enough about ‘em. We live in the best country in the world, and it’s because of those guys and because of the people that came before ‘em. So, I can’t thank ‘em enough. I wish we had Memorial Day every day, but it is great to have one day to thank the men and the women that gave it all.”

    Audio / Keith Urban wrote and recorded “For You” a few years ago for the film, Act of Valor, which was inspired by real life events and starred a group of active-duty Navy SEALs. After hanging out with the SEALS, he was very impressed with their commitment of service.

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    Keith Urban (SEALS mantra) OC: …conviction. :30
    “They have a mantra, and they say ‘the only easy day was yesterday’ and they had this spirit of brotherhood and that’s a particular thing that’s the way in which, I think, it exists is very specific to the Seals. I mean, military in general have this very strong brotherhood code; it’s a particular kind of thing in the Seals. As was the testament, to Lt. Roark who is the lead guy in the film; when he was interviewed talked about funerals he had been to, and he says ‘there isn’t really any one of us who isn’t just a little bit jealous of the guy who’s died,’ and ok, I heard that, that’s a particular way of being that I cannot relate to. That is an unbelievable depth of commitment and conviction.”

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild says they’re overwhelmed by the huge sacrifices that both the military and their families make in order to be free.

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    LBT (Memorial Day) OC: …whenever we can. :44
    KAREN: “It’s such a huge sacrifice what these men and women do for us, not only the ones that are serving, but the families that are left here at home. Kimberly and I met a young girl…she [was] 21 years old, and she has a third baby, and her husband has served multiple times overseas. She’s raising these children at home and doing a great job and the best that she can, and he’s serving our country. He’s making a monstrous sacrifice, but so is she, and so are those children. And we just can’t take it for granted. I mean, it’s just a huge commitment that they make, and what an honor. We love to be able to sing for them and entertain them and to say thank you whenever we can.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt talks about his grandfather who served during World War II.

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    Sam Hunt (Memorial Day) OC: …those freedoms. :40
    “My granddad was in World World II. He was on the USS Texas battleship, and he was over at Normandy and over near Japan and he spent a lot of time right in the thick of World War II. He really took pride in what that meant, and it was something I got to see it first hand, as somebody who got to experience that; somebody who had that galvanized American trait. It’s hard to describe it. It was just somebody who’s been through that, seen that and really appreciates what that means. I try to channel that into my life, because I haven’t fought in any war, but I have a ton of respect for folks who have, folks who’ve sacrificed, families who’ve lost lives and just sacrificed years of their own lives and time and effort to maintain those freedoms.”

     

     

     

  • MEMORIAL DAY LINERS 2018: Billy, Brandon, Brothers O, Dierks, Jordan, Josh, Keith, LBT, Maddie & Tae, Travis

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Memorial Day)

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    “Hey guys, I’m Billy Currington. I just wanted to say thank you to all our servicemen and women and their daily service to our country.”

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Memorial Day)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Brandon Lay taking time to remember all of our fallen heroes on this Memorial Day weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Bros Osborne (Memorial Day) 2

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    “Hey! What’s up guys? We’re Brothers Osborne. We just wanted to send our thanks to all you service men and women and the ones who’ve gone before you for sacrificing time with your families, sacrificing your own needs and even sacrificing your lives so we can be free to do what we want to do. It means more than you’ll ever know.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Memorial Day)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Dierks Bentley. I just want to say thank you to the men and  women in uniform on this day and every day.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Memorial Day)

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    “Hey-I’m Jordan Davis taking time to remember all of our fallen heroes on this Memorial Day weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (thanks to military)

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    “Hey! This is Josh Turner. I just wanted to say thank you to all of our servicemen and women for what you do around the world.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Memorial Day)

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    “Hi everyone, this is Keith Urban. Now please take time to remember all those who sacrificed their lives during this Memorial Day Weekend.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Memorial Day)

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    “Hi! This is Little Big Town, take time to remember our fallen heroes during this Memorial Day Weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Memorial Day Weekend)

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    “Hey everybody—I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae, and we’re Maddie and Tae. Take time to remember our fallen heroes during this Memorial Day weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Memorial Day)

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    “Hey y’all—it’s Travis Denning. Take time to remember our fallen heroes during this Memorial Day weekend.”

     

     

  • JORDAN DAVIS SCORES HIS FIRST NO. 1 SONG WITH ‘SINGLES YOU UP.’

    Jordan Davis scored his very first No. 1 this week with “Singles You Up,” which topped both the Country Aircheck and Billboard country charts. The song, which he co-wrote with Justin Ebach and Steven Dale Jones, is the first release from Jordan’s debut album, Home State.

    “‘Singles You Up’ was written with two buddies of mine back in Nashville,” explains Jordan. “One of ‘em had just gotten engaged, and when he came in we were congratulating him on it, and the saying ‘You’re smart enough not to single her up’ was thrown up, and I think we all kind of knew that we needed to write that. We actually wrote it really, really quick, I mean right when we got done, we knew we had something special. So, we have a blast playing it, and I can’t be happier that it’s my debut single. It’s a song that means a lot to me.”

    Jordan will join Chris Janson on Jake Owen’s Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour, which kicks off May 18th in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is currently scheduled to wrap September 22nd in Ogden, Utah.

    Audio / Jordan Davis explains how he and his co-writers came up with the idea for his debut single, “Singles You Up.”

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    Jordan Davis (Singles You Up) 1 OC: …lot to me. :29
    “‘Singles You Up’ was written with two buddies of mine back in Nashville. One of ‘em had just gotten engaged, and when he came in we were congratulating him on it, and the saying ‘You’re smart enough not to single her up’ was thrown up, and I think we all kind of knew that we needed to write that. We actually wrote it really, really quick, I mean right when we got done, we knew we had something special. So, we have a blast playing it, and I can’t be happier that it’s my debut single. It’s a song that means a lot to me.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Shania, Jordan, Dierks

    Shania Twain will appear on The Big Interview with Dan Rather on Tuesday (March 3rd) to talk about her career, her new album NOW and much more. The show will air at 9pm ET on AXS-TV.

    Jordan Davis will perform Wednesday (March 4th) on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

    Dierks Bentley is scheduled to perform at WE Day, an assembly of people to celebrate positive changes and continue to motivate youth to continue to inspire throughout the year. Dierks will be joined by The Chainsmokers, Jennifer Aniston, Selena Gomez, Paula Abdul, Nicole Richie and more at the event taking place at The Forum in Los Angeles on April 19th.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Jordan, Kacey, LBT

    Jordan Davis will perform his Top 5 “Singles You Up” on NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday (March 27th).

    Kacey Musgraves is set to perform on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert Thursday (March 29th) on CBS.

    Little Big Town recently received the CMA’s International Artist Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a U.S.-based artist who has demonstrated the most significant growth, development and promotion of the Country Music industry outside of the U.S.

  • JORDAN DAVIS HOME STATE ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT

    Click here to go to Jordan Davis’ Home State Album Audio Toolkit.

  • JORDAN DAVIS’ DEBUT ALBUM, HOME STATE, AVAILABLE TODAY.

    MCA Nashville’s Jordan Davis releases his highly anticipated debut album, Home State, today. In support of the album release, Jordan will make his national TV debut with NBC’s TODAY on Tuesday, March 27th during the 10AM hour followed by “Late Night With Seth Meyers” Wednesday, April 4th.

    The Louisiana native co-wrote every track on Home State, which was produced by Jordan’s good friend Paul DiGiovanni.

    “I wanted there to be some type of thread tying everything together and all these songs came from Louisiana, my home state,” says Jordan. “For me, Louisiana was the common thread whether it be the idea, the relationship I was writing about or even meeting my wife in New Orleans. Home State just popped into my head and from that moment I knew that’s what the name of the record needed to be.”

     

    Jordan’s debut single “Singles You Up” currently sits at No.5 on the country airplay charts and was recently certified Gold by the RIAA.  “Singles You Up” continues to accumulate impressive streaming numbers after staying on Spotify’s US Viral Chart for over a month and even reaching Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. Earlier this year Jordan landed on several “Artist to Watch” lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Tennessean, Pandora, CMT, Sounds Like Nashville, Whiskey Riff and more.

    Jordan is currently touring with Jillian Jacqueline on his first headlining “White Wine and Whiskey Tour.” The singer/songwriter is set to hit the road this summer with Jake Owen and Chris Janson as part of the “Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour” stopping at minor league baseball parks across the country. For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.jordandavisofficial.com

    Fans can click HERE to listen to Home State.

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  • JORDAN DAVIS RELEASES HIS DEBUT ALBUM ON FRIDAY AND “SINGLES YOU UP” GOES GOLD.

    Jordan Davis releases his debut album, Home State, on Friday (March 23rd). The collection includes his NOW gold-certified song, “Singles You Up.” Prior to a show last night at Nashville’s legendary Exit/In, he was surprised with a plaque signifying more than 500,000 copies sold/digital downloads of the song.

     


    Photo Credit: Graham Dodd

    Pictured L to R: UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville COO Mike Harris, Jordan Davis, UMG Nashville EVP A&R Brian Wright, MCA Nashville VP Promotion Katie Dean, UMG Nashville VP A&R Stephanie Wright, UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan

     

     

    The Shreveport, Louisiana native co-wrote all 12 tunes on the album, including a few with his producer Paul DiGiovanni, who’s worked with Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes and Dan + Shay. Jordan hopes people get to know who he is through his music on the album.

    “I really hope that through this album you get a better glimpse into who I am as an artist, you know a glimpse into not only my country influences, but some of my rock influences, some of my R&B influences, and just my love for songwriting. I really feel like we’ve done a good job with the production [and] with the writing of this record, and I hope you feel like you know a little bit more about who I am after listening to it. That’s kinda what I hope you take away with from the Home State album.”
    Home State Track List:

    1. “Take It From Me” (Jordan Davis, Jason Gantt, Jacob Davis)
      2. “Going ‘Round” (Jordan Davis, Ben Daniel, Pavel Dovgalyuk)
      3. “More Than I Know” (Jordan Davis, Paul DiGiovanni, Blair Daly)
      4. “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot” (Jordan Davis, Lonnie Fowler)
      5. “Singles You Up” (Jordan Davis, Justin Ebach, Steven Dale Jones)
      6. “Sundowners” (Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins)
      7. “Tough To Tie Down” (Jordan Davis, Jeff Middleton, Seth Ennis)
      8. “Selfish” (Jordan Davis, Jason Gantt, Joshua Wade Door)
      9. “Made That Way” (Jordan Davis, Paul DiGiovanni, Scooter Carusoe)
      10. “So Do I” (Jordan Davis, Paul DiGiovanni, Jamie Paulin)
      11. “Dreamed You Did” (Jordan Davis, Shane Minor, Jonathan Singleton)
      12. “Leaving New Orleans” (Jordan Davis, Lonnie Fowler, David Frasier)

      Jordan is on the road in St. Louis this weekend wrapping up his White Wine and Whiskey Tour.

    Audio / Jordan Davis explains how he and his co-writers came up with the idea for "Singles You Up."

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    Jordan Davis (Singles You Up) 1 OC: …lot to me. :29
    “‘Singles You Up’ was written with two buddies of mine back in Nashville. One of ‘em had just gotten engaged, and when he came in we were congratulating him on it, and the saying ‘You’re smart enough not to single her up’ was thrown up, and I think we all kind of knew that we needed to write that. We actually wrote it really, really quick, I mean right when we got done, we knew we had something special. So, we have a blast playing it, and I can’t be happier that it’s my debut single. It’s a song that means a lot to me.”

    Audio / Jordan Davis talks about his hopes for his debut album, Home State.

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    Jordan Davis (album expectations) OC: …Home State album. :27
    “I really hope that through this album you get a better glimpse into who I am as an artist, you know a glimpse into not only my country influences, but some of my rock influences, some of my R&B influences, and just my love for songwriting. I really feel like we’ve done a good job with the production [and] with the writing of this record, and I hope you feel like you know a little bit more about who I am after listening to it. That’s kinda what I hope you take away with from the Home State album.”

    Audio / Jordan Davis explains why he named his debut album, Home State.

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    Jordan Davis (album title) 1 OC: …Home State. :39
    “When it came time to name the record, you know, Louisiana is a big part of who I am and I love the fact that I’m from Louisiana and I call Louisiana my home state. One of the main reasons that it’s called that is that this record, the ideas for these songs, the inspiration behind these songs can all be traced back to Louisiana. All those songs [on the record] started in Louisiana, and I thought what better way than to kinda put a line through all of them and tie a bow on this whole record. I thought Louisiana was too much, and I’ve always loved that title, Home State.”

  • JORDAN DAVIS OVERWHELMED BY HOW HIS DEBUT SONG, ‘SINGLES YOU UP,’ IS AFFECTING PEOPLE.

    Jordan Davis is experiencing his first Top 5 record with his debut song, “Singles You Up.” He says seeing how the song affects people is the main reason he writes and makes music.

    “Obviously, country radio has been great in playing it and to see it where it’s at on the charts as a debut song, you know it’s kinda crazy you know to think that it’s doing what it’s doing,” says Jordan. “To see people’s reaction when we start playing that song, you know that’s why we do it. That’s why you write songs for people to hear ‘em, for people to feel something. That’s one that people have fun when they hear that song, you know when we play it in the live show. When I see people’s reaction to it on Twitter or Instagram, that’s why you write music — to make somebody feel something. And if they feel happy when they sing it, it’s pretty awesome. So, it’s one that I’m happy to be a part of.”

    “Singles You Up” is the first release from his debut album, Home State, which will be available next Friday (March 23rd).

    Audio / Jordan Davis talks about how his debut song, “Singles You Up,” has changed his life.

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    Jordan Davis (debut song has changed his life) OC: …a part of. :47
    “Obviously, country radio has been great in playing it and to see it where it’s at on the charts as a debut song, you know it’s kinda crazy you know to think that it’s doing what it’s doing. I’ll be honest with you as one of the last songs, it actually was the last song that we wrote for this record. To see people’s reaction when we start playing that song, you know that’s why we do it. That’s why you write songs for people to hear ‘em, for people to feel something. That’s one that people have fun when they hear that song, you know when we play it in the live show. When I see people’s reaction to it on Twitter or Instagram, that’s why you write music — to make somebody feel something. And if they feel happy when they sing it, it’s pretty awesome. So, it’s one that I’m happy to be a part of.”

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