JORDAN DAVIS ANNOUNCES NEW EP BUY DIRT OUT MAY 21
Photo Credit: Eric Ryan Anderson
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
NEWS PROVIDED BY
Universal Music Canada
Multi-Platinum-selling singer/songwriter, Jordan Davis, announced his new EP, Buy Dirt, to be released May 21. Produced by Paul DiGiovanni, Buy Dirt is Davis’ eight-song follow-up to last year’s self-titled EP and his debut album Home State. Davis co-wrote every song on the EP except for the John Prine inspired “Blow Up Your TV,” who is a major influence on Davis and his music. As a husband and new father, Davis finds himself in a different place in his life, and the songs reflect it. Davis stakes his claim as a country innovator, both expanding and modernizing his sound without abandoning his love for the classics.
"I've always loved artists who take risks," says Davis. "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."
Country superstar Luke Bryan lends his vocals on the vulnerable title track and centerpiece of the EP. 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 butmusic," 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."
Additionally, Fans can watch the EP trailer detailing the new project HERE. Davis’ current single, “Almost Maybes,” is currently Top 10 on the country radio charts and Davis will hit the road this Fall performing on Kane Brown’s Blessed and Free Tour.
Buy Dirt Track Listing:
MCA Nashville’s Jordan Davis has been named an “Artist to Watch” by Billboard, Rolling Stone, CMT, Pandora, Shazam, Amazon Music, Sounds Like Nashville, The Tennessean, SiriusXM, Whiskey Riff, and more. A Native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Davis graduated from LSU and briefly pursued the path of his degree working as an environmental consultant; however, his passion for music and songwriting eventually compelled him to move to Nashville in the summer of 2012. The 2020 ACM New Male Artist of the Year nominee has accumulated over 2 billion streams worldwide and notched three consecutive No. 1 hits: Platinum-Certified “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot,” the Double Platinum-Certified “Singles You Up” and Platinum-Certified “Take It From Me.” In 2019 Davis won Best New Country Artist at the iHeart Radio Music Awards and was a nominee for ACM New Male Artist of the Year. He was also named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2018 as well as Country Aircheck/Mediabase’s Most Heard New Artist of 2018. The hitmaker recently released a six-song, self-titled EP featuring current Top 15 single “Almost Maybes” as well as a collaboration with pop superstar Julia Michaels, “Cool Anymore.” The singer/songwriter has previously toured with the likes of Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Brett Young and Old Dominion and headlined his Trouble Town Tour hitting over 20 cities. For additional information, visit www.jordandavisofficial.com.
Source Universal Music Canada
May 4, 2021 6:00am ET by Pressparty