In an era when country music is making a comeback, many stars are on the rise. One of these is currently Jordan Davis, a young singer-songwriter specialising in American country pop. While he’s already garnering an impressive fanbase, if you’ve just discovered his music – you might want or need an introduction to who he is! In which case, we’ve got the rundown for you, so keep reading to get up to date. 


1. He signed with Universal in 2016

Like many young people, Jordan made a shift to achieve his dreams. For him, this was from rural Louisana to Nashville after he completed an Environmental Science degree to pursue his true passion – music. The move paid off as he signed with Universal Music Nashville in 2016, officially marking his start in the industry. 




2. He quickly released his first single

Jordan’s debut single, ‘Singles You Up,’ was released in 2017. It succeeded, climbing to number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart by early next year. ‘Singles You Up’ follows a very traditional country theme, focusing on a man trying to woo another man’s woman. Written with Steven Dale, Jordan said that once they landed on the potential narrative for the song, it came together ‘really quick.’ 





3. He’s played the halftime show

Admittedly, that’s a pretty good hook for a fact right? While Davis hasn’t performed THE halftime show (Super Bowl Beyonce Rihanna one, Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, etc.), he played the 109th Grey Cup halftime show in Canada. That’s pretty impressive, considering he was on stage with other country names.



4. He’s released two albums so far

Davis has released two full-length albums: Home State in 2018 and Bluebird Days in early 2023. They reached number 47 and number 19 on the US charts, respectively, and were certified gold and released through MCA Nashville Records.




5. He draws his inspiration from personal experience

Davis continually draws from his life to develop emotional, meaningful tracks, including his experience as a child of divorced parents and his past relationships. While many of the songs on the album are tinged with a severe tone, some moments reflect an upbeat outlook and joy, such as on ‘Damn Good Time’ and ‘One Beer In Front of the Other.’





6. However, he also takes inspiration from some of the classical musicians in his area

In recent years, Luke Combs and Kane Bryan have broken into the mainstream in an awe-inspiring fashion. And now they, among others, are influencing the next group of country artists. Davis cites these two as two of his main inspirations in a musical sense, stating this is because they know “exactly what they want to do, who they want to be, and what they want to say.” Their music has significantly impacted forming Davis’ now intrinsic confidence. 



7. He collaborated with Luke Bryan

In 2021, Bryan and Davis worked on a song called ‘Buy Dirt.’ It quickly became one of Davis’s better-known tracks, racking up six nominations across various categories, including the Billboard Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, CMT Awards, and Country Music Association Awards. Out of these, the song was then awarded ‘Song of the Year’ at the Country Music Association Awards, joining the ranks of past icons like Tracy Chapman, Taylor Swift and Blake Shelton.





8. This week, he’s starting a tour

Titled the ‘Damn Good Time World Tour’, this week on March 16, Davis will play his first show on the road this time around. He’s heading around the US, Canada and various parts of Europe and will be joined by numerous special guests, including Mitchell Tenpenny & Ashley Cooke.




9. He comes from a musical family.

Jordan isn’t the only muso in the Davis fam. While his sister Jentry isn’t in the business, brother Jacob is also a country singer. Furthermore, his uncle Stan Paul Davis wrote Tracy Lawrence’s singles ‘Better Man, Better Off’ and ‘Today’s Lonely Fool.’ It’s clear talent runs in their blood. 




10. He got married in 2018

Jordan married in 2018 and has three young children, born in 2019, 2021 and 2023. Listening to his more recent music, I see that his love for his young family comes through in his music, as does so much of his life.