Jordan Davis recently performed — virtually — his No. 1 hit, “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot,” as a couple’s first dance…in a parking lot.
According to Good Morning America, when Carrie and John Michael Simpson got engaged in April, they knew they wanted to start their lives together right away. They had always dreamed of fall nuptials and were determined to make that happen despite COVID-19. So, they inquired about different venue parking lots to hold their ceremony. The idea of getting married in a parking lot was also a special one because the couple’s anthem during the pandemic has been “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot” by country singer Jordan Davis.
“There’s a lyric from it that says, ‘Making the most of whatever we got / Even if it’s just a slow dance in a parking lot,’” explained Carrie. “That’s just kind of our anthem for life now of just making the most of whatever you get, even if it’s not that much just making the most of it.” The two have taken a hit financially this year and said the song helped them get through the toughest days of the global pandemic.
“They had this huge moment in their lives, which is, I know, looking back on my marriage, it was such a special day,” Davis told “Good Morning America.” “I hate that some of the shine is getting covered up because of what’s going on.”
When Davis learned that “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot” was the Carrie and John’s favorite song, and were planning on having their first dance to it in a parking lot on their wedding day, he wanted to help make the moment even more special by surprising them with a live performance via Zoom.
A couple who tied the knot in a parking lot due to the coronavirus pandemic got an epic musical surprise from country singer Jordan Davis on their big day. https://t.co/EwqhdzRWq5 pic.twitter.com/qdYXvH0chv
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 9, 2020