Bio

Jordan Davis transformed himself from a Nashville newcomer into a countrywide chart-topper with 2018’s Home State. Inspired equally by the old-school songwriters of his parents’ generation and the high-production dynamics of modern country radio, Home State was a once-in-a-decade debut, filled with fresh material — including the Number 1 hits “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot,” “Take It From Me,” and “Singles You Up” — that bridged the gap between the classic and the contemporary.

That unique sound owed its diversity to Jordan’s roots in Shreveport. Raised by a family of songwriters (including his uncle, Stan Paul Davis, who wrote hit songs for Tracy Lawrence during the 1990s), he grew up in the cultural melting pot of northern Louisiana, within a day’s drive of New Orleans’ jazz clubs, Mississippi’s juke joints, and East Texas’ country saloons. Music was everywhere, and Jordan happily soaked it up. “I never felt drawn to one specific genre,” he remembers. “I was just drawn to songwriting. It didn’t matter if I was listening to folk music or southern rock — if it was a well-crafted song, it would pull me in.”

Years later, Jordan’s the one pulling people in. Buy Dirt, his eight-song follow-up to his self-titled EP and his debut album, Home State, is a record for the modern-day Spotify generation — for music fans whose tastes are all-encompassing, influenced by genre-crossing playlists and the ever-widening range of contemporary country music. Songs like “Drink Had Me” and “Lose You” mix Nashville twang with poppy punch, rooted in beats that owe as much to the dance club as the honky tonk. At the same time, Jordan fills Buy Dirt with the same ingredients that made classic country so great: southern storytelling, timeless melodies, a blue-collar work ethic, and the willingness to break new ground.

“I’ve always loved artists who take risks,” he says. “I’m in a different spot in my life than I was when I released Home State. We all are! 2020 was a tough time for everyone. I was able to use that time to recenter some things in my world, and I didn’t want those lessons to go to waste. I wanted to create something special. The best way to that was to write honestly, and we did a lot of that on this record.”

Teaming up with producer Paul DiGiovanni and all-star co-writers like Hillary Lindsey, Ashley Gorley, Emily Weisband, Josh Kerr, and more, Jordan Davis created Buy Dirt during a year that found the whole world on edge. There was an election. A pandemic. A period of social and civil unrest. Looking to write uplifting music that celebrated the commonalities that bind us together rather than the differences that drive us apart, he focused on universal experiences: breakups (“Almost Maybes”), boozy nights (“Drink Had Me”), old flames (“Need To Not”), self-improvement (“Trying”), and long-lasting love (“I Still Smoked”). Tipping his hat to those who came before him, he also recorded an abbreviated version of John Prine’s “Blow Up Your TV,” which opens the EP.

Featuring an appearance by Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt” isn’t just the record’s title track. It’s also the centerpiece. Written amidst the chaos and uncertainty of Covid-19, “Buy Dirt” focuses on the things that truly matter. The song finds its narrator sitting on a back porch with his grandfather, listening to the old man dispense pearls of wisdom between sips of hot coffee. For Davis, the story goes even further than that.

“When Covid hit, I was worried that I’d lost a career that I’d spent my entire life building,” he admits. “It took me a couple months to realize I already had everything I needed — a roof over my head, a beautiful daughter that I could watch grow up, and an amazing wife. I had my family, faith, and friends. As humans, we always want what we don’t have… but it’s good to take a step back and refocus on what’s really important.”

The conversation depicted in “Buy Dirt” reminded Davis of a night he spent with Luke Bryan. The two musicians had first met at an awards show, then bumped into each other on the golf course throughout the years that followed. “We sat around the fire after a golf tournament one day, smoking cigars and talking about everything but music,” Davis recalls. “That conversation always stuck with me. Luke isn’t just a great entertainer; he’s a great Dad, a great husband, and a great friend, too. That’s what ‘Buy Dirt’ embodies. When I wrote ‘Buy Dirt,’ I knew he could relate to the song’s message. I took a chance and asked him to join me on the recording, and he said yes.”

Had Luke Bryan joined Jordan Davis on 2018’s Home State, it might have come across as an established country headliner voicing his support for a young up-and-comer. This is something different. Here, the two artists are genuine peers, handing down advice to those within earshot.

“Those years I spent in college, driving around with the radio on… Luke Bryan was the radio,” Jordan says. “He’s the guy I was always listening to. I don’t know what I would’ve done if someone had told me I’d be teaming up with him in 2021, singing a song that means so much to me. It’s such a special moment. Something to be grateful for.”

These days, Jordan Davis has much to be grateful for. With Buy Dirt, he stakes his claim as a country innovator, both expanding and modernizing his sound without abandoning his love for the classics. It’s there — in the grey area between eras — that he’s built his career, digging deep into his own sonic territory. And there are diamonds in the dirt.

 

 

Download bio

News

View all news on Jordan Davis

MICKEY GUYTON RELEASES ALBUM TITLE TRACK REMEMBER HER NAME.

Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton released the title track today from her album, Remember Her Name.  The song written by Guyton, Parker Welling, Black Hubbard and Jarrod Ingram and produced by Karen Kosowski is an anthem about finding strength through hard times.

The vocal powerhouse posted the news on her socials, writing, “It almost doesn’t feel real yet, but my new song ‘Remember Her Name’ is officially out everywhere now! This song means so, so much to me. Not only does this song represent my journey, but I hope the message reflects yours as well. This is our story.”

The vocal powerhouse posted the news on her socials, writing, “It almost doesn’t feel real yet, but my new song ‘Remember Her Name’ is officially out everywhere now! This song means so, so much to me. Not only does this song represent my journey, but I hope the message reflects yours as well. This is our story.”

 

Remember the fire

Remember her face

She felt the storm and danced out in the pouring a rain

Remember her laughing

Through all the pain

Remember the girl that didn’t let anything get in her way

Remember her name

“‘Remember Her Name’ is a song for anyone who has ever felt less than, forgotten or up against impossible obstacles,” shares Guyton. “I hope this song is a reminder of the importance of self-worth and the power of persistence and perseverance.”

Mickey Guyton’s Remember Her Name Track List

  1. Remember Her Name (Mickey Guyton, Parker Welling, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram)
  2. All American (Mickey Guyton, Victoria Banks, Emma-Lee, Karen Kosowski) Different (Mickey Guyton, Emma-Lee, Karen Kosowski)
  3. Love My Hair (Mickey Guyton, Anna Krantz)
  4. Lay It On Me (Mickey Guyton, Jaden Michaels, Gavin Slate)
  5. Higher (Mickey Guyton, Nathan Chapman, Fraser Churchill, Preston Glass, Narada Walden)
  6. Dancing In The Living Room (Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks, Emma-Lee)
  7. Do You Really Wanna Know (Mickey Guyton, Melissa Fuller, Andy Skib)
  8. Black Like Me (Mickey Guyton, Emma Davidson-Dillon, Fraser Churchill, Nathan Chapman)
  9. Words (Mickey Guyton, Abbey Cone, David Kalmusky)
  10. What Are You Gonna Tell Her? (Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks, Emma-Lee)
  11. Smoke (Mickey Guyton, Nathan Chapman, Balewa Muhammad)
  12. Rosé (Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks)
  13. Indigo (Mickey Guyton, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz, Mozella)
  14. If I Were A Boy (Toby Gad, Brittany Jean Carlson)
  15. Better Than You Left Me (Fly Higher Version) (Mickey Guyton, Nathan Chapman, Jennifer Hanson, Jenn Schott)

Mickey is coming off an incredible year that saw her co-hosting the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards in April with labelmate Keith Urban, a historic performance and nomination for “Black Like Me” on the 63rd GRAMMY Awards in March and “Black Like Me” being named a Top 5 song of 2020 (all genre) by NPR and Associated Press.

On July 28th, Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts premiered on Disney+ including an episode featuring Mickey, Jamie Lee Curtis and Billie Jean King. Mickey was also recently featured on the cover of Billboard and profiled in The New Yorker.  Over the last year she has been featured in American Songwriter, BBC News, CBS This Morning, Ebony, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, HITS, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine’s Vulture, The New York Times, PEOPLE, Pollstar, Rolling Stone, Today Show, USA Today, Variety, VIBE, Vogue, Washington Post and many more.

Remember Her Name available HERE

 

Video /

View

PARKER McCOLLUM GOLD CHAIN COWBOY ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT.

We have compiled an array of content — a variety of liners and soundbites – from PARKER McCOLLUM to equip you with everything you might need to put together your own album radio special; roll-out tracks leading up to –and following — the release of his new record, GOLD CHAIN COWBOY, to use in news feeds, radio specials and much more. Check out all of details below (including audio liners and soundbites, as well as transcriptions) to create your own content surrounding Parker’s new album release.

Parker McCollum wants it both ways. Restless soul who can slam dunk a major venue. Texas spirit who can exist on mainstream country radio. Songwriter with a sense of turpentine and truth singing for people whose life isn’t quite the truckbed/field party revel much of country music would have you believe.

Coming up in Texas, selling out Stubbs, Billy Bobs and Nutty Browns, the brash young man with a taste for Rodney Crowell, Todd Snider and James McMurtry had just enough Houston gangster rap in the water to develop a swagger that’s miles from the good ole boy patina so many of his peers embody. But don’t let that bravado fool you, his passion for songwriting runs deep.
“I want to have Luke Bryan success, singing Chris Knight-caliber songs,” he declares. “To have longevity, you can’t sacrifice integrity to get on the radio. People know the difference, look at Willie, look at Strait. I knew I could do Texas and never leave, or come to Nashville and do the pop-country thing. My goal is to ride the middle.”

He exhales as he says this, takes in the landscape. He’s already notched a platinum-certified #1 with the banged-up declaration of love and betrayal “Pretty Heart.”

 

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT.

LAUREN ALAINA ANNOUNCES HER TRACK LIST FOR HER NEW ALBUM, SITTING PRETTY ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

Lauren Alaina announced on her socials the track list for her new album, Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World, as well as the release dateThe collection features 15 tracks and will be released September 3rd. She also released one of the new tracks and her favorite song she’s ever written, “It Was Me.”

 

Sitting Pretty on Top of the World is available for preorder beginning today at all digital retailers or by clicking HERE. Those who preorder the album will instantly get a download of the album’s lead off song “It Was Me.” The song is available now on all DSPs and for digital download HERE.

Alongside award-winning songwriters Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Emily Weisband, David Garcia, Ben Johnson, and more, Alaina co-wrote 14 of the 15 songs on Sitting Pretty On Top of the World, including her “Getting Over Him” featuring Jon Pardi, which is currently climbing the country charts.

Alaina describes how personal this album is saying, “It’s about a dreamer becoming an achiever. It’s being broken and ending up healed. It’s all of me. The early chapters. The new beginnings. The hope for the future and total appreciation for the past. Taking the Road Less Traveled and ending up Sitting Pretty on Top of the World.”

In addition to the 12 brand new songs included on Sitting Pretty on Top of the World, Alaina included the two duets she recorded for her Getting Over Him EP- “What Do You Think Of?” featuring international pop sensation Lukas Graham and “Getting Over Him” featuring Jon Pardi. Additionally, the Georgia native also reached out to her friend/mentor Trisha Yearwood to remix the just recently GOLDâ certified “Getting Good” from her Getting Good EP to include as a duet on this new album.

Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World Track List:

  1. It Was Me
  2. If The World Was A Small Town
  3. Getting Good (Duet with Trisha Yearwood)
  4. Same Story, Different Saturday Night
  5. On Top Of The World
  6. Run
  7. I’m Not Sad Anymore
  8. What Do You Think Of? (With Lukas Graham)
  9. Getting Over Him (With Jon Pardi)
  10. Good Ole Boy
  11. When The Party’s Over
  12. You Ain’t A Cowboy
  13. Goodbye Street
  14. Written In The Bar
  15. Change My Mind

In more Lauren Alaina news, the Georgia native will star in an upcoming episode of CBS Television’s Secret Celebrity Renovation. She will join Florida Georgia Line’s I Love My Country Tour in September and will star in a Hallmark Channel movie “Roadhouse Romance” premiering on September 11. On November 2, her book, Getting Good At Being You will be released. The book is available for presale wherever books are sold.

Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (It Was Me out now)

Download

 

Social

Official Photos

Press Photos

Official Photos

View all

Press Photos

View all