Jordan Davis (singer)

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Jordan Davis
Davis at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Background information
Birth nameJordan Carl Wheeler Davis
Born (1988-03-30) March 30, 1988 (age 36)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2017–present
LabelsMCA Nashville

Jordan Carl Wheeler Davis (born March 30, 1988) is a songwriter in American country pop. He is signed to Universal Music Group Nashville's MCA Nashville division, for which he has released the albums Home State in 2018 and Bluebird Days in 2023, as well as two extended plays. His discography also includes seven singles, of which four have reached number one on Country Airplay.

Biography and career[edit]

Jordan Carl Wheeler Davis was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, to mother Luwanna and father Ricky. 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". He attended C. E. Byrd High School before graduating college with an Environmental Science degree from Louisiana State University.[1][2]

After graduation, he moved to Nashville in 2012,[1] and secured a recording contract with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2016.[3]

Davis's debut single, "Singles You Up", came out in mid-2017. He wrote the song with Steven Dale Jones and Justin Ebach. It hit number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in April 2018. The corresponding debut album, Home State, was released on March 23, 2018.[4] Paul DiGiovanni, guitarist for Boys Like Girls, produced the album.[1] "Take It from Me" was released to country radio on May 7, 2018; it was the second single from the album. It reached number two on the Country Airplay chart in March 2019. The album's third single, "Slow Dance in a Parking Lot" released to country radio on April 22, 2019, and also topped Country Airplay.[5]

In May 2020, Davis announced the release of his self-titled extended play, which was produced by Paul DiGiovanni. Davis said "I can't tell y'all how pumped I am for y'all to hear these songs. I'm proud of this one." The EP was preceded by the release of "Cool Anymore", "Detours", and "Almost Maybes".[6] Davis is nominated for ACM Song of the Year and Single of the Year with "Buy Dirt" featuring Luke Bryan. They won Song of the Year.[7] Davis co-wrote the single "Broken Umbrella" by Jojo Mason.

In November 2022, Davis performed at the halftime show at the 109th Grey Cup in Regina, Saskatchewan alongside Tyler Hubbard and Josh Ross.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Davis married Kristen O'Connor in 2018.[9] Their daughter was born on October 17, 2019.[10] Their first son was born on September 4, 2021, and their second son, Elijah, was born April 15, 2023.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[11]
US Country
[12]
AUS
[13]
CAN
[14]
Home State 47 6 48
Bluebird Days
  • Release date: February 17, 2023[17]
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, download
19 3 92 18

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[11]
US Country
[12]
CAN
[14]
Jordan Davis
  • Release date: May 22, 2020
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: CD, download
124 16
Buy Dirt
  • Release date: May 21, 2021[19]
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: CD, download
86 11 99

Singles[edit]

Official singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
US
[20]
US Country
[21]
US Country Airplay
[5]
CAN
[22]
CAN Country
[23]
WW
[24]
2017 "Singles You Up" 50 4 1 64 1 Home State
2018 "Take It from Me" 46 4 2 67 4
2019 "Slow Dance in a Parking Lot" 37 6 1 15
2020 "Almost Maybes" 43 7 5 60 6 Jordan Davis
2021 "Buy Dirt"
(featuring Luke Bryan)
22 1 1 23 1 117
  • RIAA: 4× Platinum[18]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[16]
Buy Dirt and Bluebird Days
2022 "What My World Spins Around" 40 8 1 51 3 Bluebird Days
2023 "Next Thing You Know" 23 7 2 35 1
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[18]
"Tucson Too Late"[28] 71 13 1 8
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2019 "Trouble Town"[29] Non-album single
"Cool Anymore"
(featuring Julia Michaels)[30]
Jordan Davis
2020 "Detours"[31]
2022 "Good Beer" (with Seaforth)[32] What I Get for Loving You

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Digital
[33]
US Country
[21]
2020 "Lose You" 26 49 Buy Dirt

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2018 "Singles You Up"[34] Eric Ryan Anderson
"Take It from Me"[35]
2019 "Slow Dance in a Parking Lot"[36] Patrick Tracy
"Cool Anymore"[37] Eric Ryan Anderson
2020 "Detours"[38] Rand Smith, Tim Duggan
"Church in a Chevy"[39] Eric Ryan Anderson
2023 "Next Thing You Know" Stephen and Alexa Kinigopoulos

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2022 CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year "What my world spins around" Nominated [40]
Academy of Country Music Awards New Male Artist of the Year "Take It From Me" Nominated [41]
2022 Single of the Year "Buy Dirt" with Luke Bryan Nominated [42]
Song of the Year Nominated
Music Event of the Year Nominated
CMT Music Awards Collaborative Video of the Year Nominated [43]
Billboard Music Awards Top Country Song Nominated [44]
Country Music Association Awards Song of the Year Won [45]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Country music, with a side of Environmental Science: "Singles You Up" hitmaker Jordan Davis revisits his previous life | Froggy 92.9 | Today's Country". Froggy 92.9. 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  3. ^ Casey, Jim (June 22, 2017). "Don't Fear the Beard . . . Just Listen to Jordan Davis' New Single, "Singles You Up"". Nash Country Daily. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  4. ^ "MCA Nashville Newcomer Jordan Davis Announces 'Home State' Debut". January 16, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Jordan Davis Chart History: Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2024.
  6. ^ "Jordan Davis Releases "Almost Maybes" Ahead of Self-Titled EP". U Discover Music. May 8, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  7. ^ "Exclusive: Jordan Davis Shares the Story Behind ACM Nominated Song, "Buy Dirt"". American Songwriter. February 28, 2022.
  8. ^ "Canada's Josh Ross, Florida Georgia Line pair set to perform during Grey Cup halftime show". The Canadian Press. CBC News. November 4, 2022. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  9. ^ "Jordan Davis Reveals He and His Wife Are Expecting Their First Child, Premieres New Music Video". People.com. July 15, 2019.
  10. ^ "Excited to announce that Kristen and I have welcomed a beautiful baby girl...". Instagram.com. October 19, 2019. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24.
  11. ^ a b "Jordan Davis Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  12. ^ a b "Jordan Davis Chart History: Billboard Top Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  13. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 27 February 2023". The ARIA Report. No. 1721. Australian Recording Industry Association. February 27, 2023. p. 6.
  14. ^ a b "Jordan Davis Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  15. ^ Bjorke, Matt (August 15, 2018). "The Top 10 Country Albums: August 14, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
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  21. ^ a b "Jordan Davis Chart History: Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2024.
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  23. ^ "Jordan Davis Chart History: Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2024.
  24. ^ "Jordan Davis Chart History: Global 200". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2022.
  25. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 5, 2018). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: June 6, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  26. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 8, 2019). "Top 30 Digital Country Tracks: April 8, 2019". RoughStock. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  27. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 4, 2020). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Sales Chart: March 2, 2020". Rough Stock. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  28. ^ "Summer 2023 Print Special".
  29. ^ "Trouble Townsingle". Apple Music. October 25, 2019. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  30. ^ "Cool Anymore single". Apple Music. November 8, 2019. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  31. ^ "Detours single". Apple Music. March 27, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  32. ^ "Breakups - single". Apple Music. January 7, 2022. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  33. ^ "Jordan Davis Chart History: Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2021.
  34. ^ "Singles You Up". Eric Ryan Anderson. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  35. ^ "Jordan Davis Brings 'Take It From Me' to Life Across NYC in New Video: Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  36. ^ Chris Parton (July 15, 2019). "Jordan Davis unveils romantic 'Slow Dance in a Parking Lot' video". Sounds like Nashville. Retrieved February 9, 2020.
  37. ^ "Jordan Davis - Cool Anymore ft. Julia Michaels". YouTube. November 9, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  38. ^ "Jordan Davis - Detours". YouTube. April 11, 2020. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  39. ^ "Jordan Davis Church in a Chevy Official Video". YouTube. May 23, 2020. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
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  42. ^ Leimkuehler, Matthew. "ACM Awards 2022: Morgan Wallen wins album of the year, Miranda Lambert entertainer of the year". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2022-03-17.
  43. ^ "CMT Music Awards 2022: Complete list of winners and nominees". www.cbsnews.com. 11 April 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-15.
  44. ^ "Here Are the 2022 Billboard Music Awards Winners: Full List". Billboard. 2022-05-15. Retrieved 2022-05-16.
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