Before I start discussing the singer who has me under his country spell, I must say this first, I’ve always had an appreciation for country music, but I was never a country music lover nor could I bear listening to an entire country CD, but that’s changed.
The journey we’re on musically as individuals can be compelling and a testament that music reaches the depths of our souls like nothing else! Today, I discovered country singer, Jordan Davis, and I am in love.
Let me be transparent, Jordan Davis is a sexy ass man, but within minutes of listening to his latest CD, “Home State,” I was compelled to listen to his entire album, and fuck, I think “I’M A COUNTRY MUSIC” lover! The lyrics are relatable, rich with passion, painful, loving and soulful. “Selfish” is one of my favorite songs from his debut album.
If you’re like me, and you’re not familiar with Davis, well; he was born in Shreveport, LA and is happily married. Bummer, but we can still dive in and imagine every note and lyric is meant for us. With big rhythms, and bright guitars this Nashville artist is heading to the CMA’s.
“…He has a brother, Jacob Davis (who is also a country singer), and a sister, Jentry. His uncle, Stan Paul Davis, wrote Tracy Lawrence’s hit singles “Today’s Lonely Fool” and “Better Man, Better Off.” Wikipedia
He began playing guitar when he was twelve years old. He attended C. E. Byrd High School. He then attended Louisiana State University before graduating in 2012. After graduation, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and secured a recording contract with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2016.
Personally, this is the first time, I am sitting down to write about a country artist, and I feel like I am struggling because I am not entirely expressing and using the words to describe how I feel about this debut album. The entire time I’ve been writing this short piece, I’ve been hanging on every lyric and every word he sings in “Made That Way,” another favorite of mine.
Jordan Davis is an artist we all should be paying attention too. He has masterfully taken the Maroon 5 vibe sound and given it a country twist.
When you listen carefully to each track, Davis tells a familiar country story, but it’s not depressing. It’s the type of music you want to hear to as you drive from up north to down south. “Dreamed You Did” is the epic road trip track and one I could listen to night and day.
Davis’s debut album reminds me of a time when my family would charter a bus and head south for our family reunion. My aunt would be screaming up and down the aisle of the bus, “no sleeping on the bus” as we were heading down the highway. We would listen to a lot of R&B music which eased the pain of a long distance trip. The sounds of Davis’ voice were soothing just like those songs we’d listen to on our trip.