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KROW Country Top 20 - June 2016

Here they are y'all. The Top 20 Most requested songs for June 2016!

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#1 Barrett Baber - Somethin' 'Bout The Summertime (Up 15 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#1 Barrett Baber - Somethin' 'Bout The Summertime (Up 15 Spots)

About Barrett Baber:

NBC’s The Voice finalist Barrett Baber gave millions of viewers one of the most memorable introductions to a true artist and entertainer the show has ever seen.
With commanding performance energy, Barrett owned the stage from round 1, and his unique, soulful country sound stood out among the entire show as something truly special. Blake Shelton says, “Barrett sounds like no one else on country radio. He can be a superstar in Country music.”

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#2 Matthew Huff - That's My Baby (Up 6 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#2 Matthew Huff - That's My Baby (Up 6 Spots)

About Matthew Huff:

Matthew Huff, an independent artist, making his own way as a fusion genre’d artist with a mix best described as a little bit of Keith Urban, John Mayer, John Mellencamp, and James Taylor all rolled up in to one. A country rooted artist with several musical genre inspirations.
Huff recently was awarded a 2015 Independent Music Network Award for Favorite Country Single (A Little Bit of Crown).

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#3 Tristan Horncastle - On My Way Girl (Down 1 Spot)

Jul 01, 2016
#3 Tristan Horncastle - On My Way Girl (Down 1 Spot)

About Tristan Horncastle:

On My Way Girl Debuts on KROW Country Radio's Top 20 Countdown at #5.

When you hear a Tristan Horncastle song, whether it’s the Friday night anthem “She Brings The Beer” or the yearning “You Want,” you’re hearing his life. With the Canadian radio success of his Top 5 selling debut album A Little Bit Of Alright having established Horncastle as an undeniable breakout artist, he’s eager to share more of his life on his latest single, “Drinkin’ Girl,” a taste of his next album, Turnin’ Up A Sundown, due out in early 2016.

The song encapsulates Horncastle’s courtship of his fiancée a decade ago, although its sentiments will surely resonate with anyone who’s found their special someone. “It was one of those things that started just sitting around the fire one night with a bunch of friends, seeing this girl and falling in love,” Horncastle says. “She was with another guy at the time, and I had to kind of carry on and deal with that. But within about a year and a half, things didn’t work out between them and we were both free. It made me a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. We’ve been together nine years now and have two kids.”

Horncastle credits the strength of that relationship for getting him to this point where he’s poised to make an indelible mark on the Canadian country scene. Recorded at Nashville’s fabled Sound Stage Studio with producers Julian King (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill) and Bart Butler, Turnin’ Up A Sundown features eight solid cuts laid down with some of Music City’s top musicians, including the title track written by Jason Blaine.

Although it wasn’t Horncastle’s first trip to Nashville, the experience making this record was something he never expected would come his way. “When I found out I was singing in the same vocal booth where George Strait recorded so many of his hits, I literally got goose bumps,” he says.

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#4 Brett Young - Sleep Without You (Up 5 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#4 Brett Young - Sleep Without You (Up 5 Spots)

About Tristan Horncastle:

On My Way Girl Debuts on KROW Country Radio's Top 20 Countdown at #5.

When you hear a Tristan Horncastle song, whether it’s the Friday night anthem “She Brings The Beer” or the yearning “You Want,” you’re hearing his life. With the Canadian radio success of his Top 5 selling debut album A Little Bit Of Alright having established Horncastle as an undeniable breakout artist, he’s eager to share more of his life on his latest single, “Drinkin’ Girl,” a taste of his next album, Turnin’ Up A Sundown, due out in early 2016.

The song encapsulates Horncastle’s courtship of his fiancée a decade ago, although its sentiments will surely resonate with anyone who’s found their special someone. “It was one of those things that started just sitting around the fire one night with a bunch of friends, seeing this girl and falling in love,” Horncastle says. “She was with another guy at the time, and I had to kind of carry on and deal with that. But within about a year and a half, things didn’t work out between them and we were both free. It made me a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. We’ve been together nine years now and have two kids.”

Horncastle credits the strength of that relationship for getting him to this point where he’s poised to make an indelible mark on the Canadian country scene. Recorded at Nashville’s fabled Sound Stage Studio with producers Julian King (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill) and Bart Butler, Turnin’ Up A Sundown features eight solid cuts laid down with some of Music City’s top musicians, including the title track written by Jason Blaine.

Although it wasn’t Horncastle’s first trip to Nashville, the experience making this record was something he never expected would come his way. “When I found out I was singing in the same vocal booth where George Strait recorded so many of his hits, I literally got goose bumps,” he says.

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#5 Daryle Singletary - Get Out Of My Country (Up 5 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#5 Daryle Singletary - Get Out Of My Country (Up 5 Spots)

About Daryle Singletary:

Hardcore country traditionalist, Daryle Singletary, has built a career based on musical integrity.

“When I moved to Nashville in 1990, I left Georgia telling my Daddy, ‘I want to make my living in country music,’” Daryle recalls. “I didn’t tell him I wanted to be played on the radio every day or be on a video channel every day. I said, ‘I want to make a living playing for the people who enjoy my kind of music.’ Fortunately and thankfully, I have been able to do that since 1995.

“We’ve been very fortunate to stay on the road, year in, year out. I continue to work and continue to build a fan base. There are still people out there who want to hear traditional country music. I’ve been fortunate to be able to always keep it real and not have to compromise. I can’t ask for nothin’ better, I don’t guess.”

Daryle Singletary earned his notoriety for country authenticity with such unforgettable hits as “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun,” “Amen Kind of Love” and “The Note.” His newest album, “There’s Still A Little Country Left” , finds the country singer smack dab in the middle of what he loves the most, traditional Country music. On past albums, some of the greatest talents in his industry have lined up to sing with Daryle, including the late George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson and Rhonda Vincent. On “There’s Still A Little Country Left”, Daryle finds harmony vocal assistance from Grand Ole Opry member Vince Gill on the poignant and moving “Say Hello To Heaven.”

Daryle is from rural Georgia. His father is a retired postmaster and his mother is a hair dresser. They sang gospel music on weekends. By the time he reached his teens, Daryle was a rabid country music fan, enthralled by the sounds of Keith Whitley and his all-time favorite, Randy Travis.

He moved to Nashville in the fall of 1990 and made the rounds of Music City’s nightclub talent contests, picking up $100 here and there. Producer Greg Cole began playing drums in his band at a club called The Broken Spoke. Daryle recorded a pair of singles for the independent label Evergreen Records in 1992, but neither was a success. In the meantime, he was badgering his idol with letters. After members of the Randy Travis band heard Daryle at The Broken Spoke, they urged the star to listen, too. With Randy as his co-producer, Daryle Singletary issued his debut album on Giant Records in 1995. It included the career-launching singles “I’m Living Up to Her Low Expectations,” “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun” and “Workin’ It Out.” Traditional honky-tonk fans shouted “Hallelujah!” in response. Daryle’s consequent projects included the hits “Amen Kind Of Love”, The Used To Be’s and The Note. 2015 will bring the newest CD release “There’s Still A Little Country Left”, many corporate collaborations and a tour schedule packed with dates from March until December.

When asked about the current state of Country Music Singletary says, There are still great country songs out there. You just have to either write them or ask the songwriting community for them... and say, ‘Look, when I say country, I mean country.’ “And lucky for me, on this new CD I did both... and there are fans who still appreciate that. My fans are not fans of the bro-country movement, which doesn’t bother me a bit. They’re people who like it real, and that’s what I give them. “Like I say, I’ve been very fortunate. I just wanted to make a living doing something I love to do. I’m by no means a millionaire, but I make a living singing what I love, honest country music.”

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#6 Marty Brown - Country Girls (Down 3 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#6 Marty Brown - Country Girls (Down 3 Spots)

About Marty:

Marty Brown was born in Maceo, Kentucky. He started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of twelve, and he started entering local talent shows at sixteen. Throughout his teens he worked in the tobacco fields of Kentucky often playing his guitar during lunch hours under the shade of a nearby tree.

Eventually Marty made his way to Nashville, Tennessee and met with legendary record producer Tony Brown who signed him to a record deal at MCA Records. Marty, together, with Tony, made four (4) albums for MCA and eight (8) videos for CMT television AND APPEARED ON “THE GRAND OL OPRY STAGE” over the next ten (10) years performing… Wild Kentucky Skies, In My Wildest Dreams, High and Dry, and Every Now and Then.
​He toured with acts such as Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Hank Williams Jr. and many, many more. After his recording years, he started writing hit songs for artists like the heart-felt and groovy, ​“I’m From the Country and I Like It That Way” for Tracy Byrd and the classic country tune, “When I Stop Loving You” for Trace Adkins. He still lives in Kentucky with his wife, Shellie, and kids, and he is still cranking out his classic country sound. Marty is just coming off a successful run to the New York City semi finals of NBC’s hit reality show, Season 8 America’s Got Talent where he wowed television audiences of 11 million people worldwide, with his cover of the Bob Dylan classic, Make You Feel My Love!

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#7 Eric Church - Record Year (Down 6 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#7 Eric Church - Record Year (Down 6 Spots)

About Eric Church:

Country singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Church grew up in Granite Falls, North Carolina, and began singing as a child. At 13, he started writing songs, later teaching himself to play guitar. While attending college at Appalachian State, he formed a band, the Mountain Boys, that played around western North Carolina. After graduating with a degree in marketing, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in country music. It took him a year to get a song publishing deal with Sony/ATV Tree, after which he started getting his songs recorded by other artists, an example being Terri Clark's version of "The World Needs a Drink." He met producer Jay Joyce, who took an interest in him as a recording artist, and they began making demos. That led to his being signed by Capitol Records Nashville.

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#8 Doug McCormick - Pretty Girls and Fishing Poles (Down 4 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#8 Doug McCormick - Pretty Girls and Fishing Poles (Down 4 Spots)

About Doug McCormick:

Country music has always maintained an ebb and flow between pushing the genre forward with outside influences and returning back to the roots that keep the genre grounded in its history. It’s rare for one artist to balance those two directions, but Doug McCormick pulls off that hat trick masterfully on his new EP, Sweet Dixie Memory.

Doug grew up the son of a blue-collar textile worker in Patrick, South Carolina (pop. 350). He spent his childhood loving the land and the outdoors, appreciating the significance of the hard working men and women on those neighboring farms. Doug played second base on the McBee High School Panthers baseball team, was a leader in the local FFA organization, and even received his B.S. in Agricultural Education from Clemson University.

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#9 Barrett Baber - Kiss Me Hello (Down 4 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#9 Barrett Baber - Kiss Me Hello (Down 4 Spots)

About Barrett Baber:

NBC’s The Voice finalist Barrett Baber gave millions of viewers one of the most memorable introductions to a true artist and entertainer the show has ever seen.
With commanding performance energy, Barrett owned the stage from round 1, and his unique, soulful country sound stood out among the entire show as something truly special. Blake Shelton says, “Barrett sounds like no one else on country radio. He can be a superstar in Country music.”

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#10 Trace Adkins - Jesus And Jones (Down 4 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#10 Trace Adkins - Jesus And Jones (Down 4 Spots)

About Trace Adkins:

Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, the American Red Cross and has performed seven USO Tours.

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#11 Jake Worthington - Just Keep Falling In Love (Debut)

Jul 01, 2016
#11 Jake Worthington - Just Keep Falling In Love (Debut)

About Jake:

At only 20 years old Jake Worthington has quite the resume. In 2014 Jake he was named "Runner-Up" on Season 6 of the hit NBC TV Show "The Voice". While on the show Jake managed to release 2 songs that reached the Top 20 on Billboard Heatseekers: His cover of Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting" hit #14 & his remake of Keith Whitley's "Don't Close Your Eyes" went to #17. But perhaps the most impressive of the feats was when Jake's rendition of the Bryan Adam's hit song "Heaven" reached #3 on Billboard Country Top Digital Songs.
Success from the TV show has led to a Social Media presence that reaches nearly 250,000 total people across the world; resulting in numerous YouTube videos with over 1 Million views each.
In October 2015 Jake released his debut EP of original songs. The EP debuted: #6 Billboard South Central, #16 Billboard Heatseekers & #44 Billboard Country. The debut single from the EP "Just Keep Falling In Love" is currently climbing the country music charts and the music video has been featured on GAC, CMT and many other TV outlets.

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#12 Matt Farris - Me Or The Whiskey (Up 7 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#12 Matt Farris - Me Or The Whiskey (Up 7 Spots)

About Matt Farris:

With an unparalleled passion for country music, it comes as no surprise that Skytone Entertainment artist Matt Farris's career has gotten off to a promising start. A heart for helping those in need paired with an incredible talent and positive energy has allowed for the early and natural growth of a significant fan base. All of these characteristics have given Farris a strong foundation on which to build his career – one that, at the hands of another, was almost
instantaneously taken away.

Entertaining family and friends from the moment he spoke his first word, Farris's passion for
entertainment has always been apparent. With an early exchange of lullabies for classic country tunes sung by his mother Sandra, the Lake Havasu City, Arizona­native has ever since gravitated toward the genre.

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#13 Blake Shelton - She's Got A Way With Words (Debut)

Jul 01, 2016
#13 Blake Shelton - She's Got A Way With Words (Debut)

About Blake:

With If I’m Honest, Blake Shelton has made the most personal album of his career. Long known as a public figure unafraid to be himself, Blake has applied that same guileless approach to his art, bringing a searing emotional honesty to the 15 slices of life that make up the project.“I’ve never been as proud of an album as a body of work as I am of this one,” he says, citing the title itself as an example of his approach.
“I felt like with this record being so important to me and basically autobiographical, a snapshot of a
year-and-a-half of my life, an ordinary album title would be a copout. I thought, 'I can do better than that.'” The result is an aptly named and fully mature work about love lost and found, with Blake, in the best voice of his career, singing his own songs and those of many of Nashville’s best writers. For fans who know Blake only for hits like “Honeybee” and “Boys ‘Round Here,” or for his role in helping to make The Voice one of television’s most popular shows, it is proof he has taken his career and artistry to yet another level.
Blake being Blake, you can be sure one of the world’s best-known country boys has balanced the album’s emotion with a generous share of fun. In fact, the record opens with “Straight Outta Cold Beer,” a lifestyle party anthem a la “Boys ‘Round Here,” and includes “Green,” an ode to genuine country living, and “Doing It To Country Songs,” a natural for Blake and a track that features none other than The Oak Ridge Boys.
The heart of the album lies in songs of regret and remembrance, like “Bet You Still Think About Me”

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#14 Marshall - Tailspin (Debut)

Jul 01, 2016
#14 Marshall - Tailspin (Debut)

About Marshall:

Country singer, storyteller and entertainer Marshall makes dynamic, homespun music based on his everyday life and observations about the human condition. Packed with soul and grit, his tunes are radiant with infectious guitar melodies, rollicking rhythms and nostalgic poetry. Marshall channels his fresh, frank views on love, loss, self-discovery and moving on through his gravelly voice seasoned with a drop of sweetness. A generous and engaging performer, he connects to audiences through his energetic live shows, inviting them into his expressive inner world.
Marshall's solo debut, Sinners and Saints features six heartfelt songs that bloom from a place of deep honesty and real-world experience. Produced by two-time Grammy nominee Travis Wyrick (Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Shinedown) in Knoxville, the material on the EP flowed out of Marshall when he moved to Nashville after the brutal end of a long-time romance. The album is brimming with heartbreak and hope and shows his growth as a songwriter as well as his ability to glide through many musical styles, including modern and retro country, rock, folk and everything in between.
A passion for music has coursed through Marshall's veins since his childhood split between rural West Virginia and North Carolina; he hails from three generations of accomplished musicians and singers. He came up listening to country radio hits by artists such as Restless Heart, Lonestar, George Strait and John Michael Montgomery, often while riding around in his uncle's truck. On New Year's Day when he was 16-years old, he discovered his father's old bass guitar in a closet and started learning to play it while experimenting with throwing together his own lyrics. Before long, he was seeking out concerts with friends, playing in bands and putting poetry to music, embracing that he was fated to be a country singer/songwriter. Marshall has already garnered many accomplishments as a musician. He has played bass and sung in both rock and country groups, played thousands of shows and recorded half a dozen studio albums. He has released singles that have charted in the top 10 on R&R charts. Marshall also supported country artist Jody Lee Petty on bass, touring the southeast and opening for nationally-known acts including Colt Ford, Josh Thompson, Justin Moore and David Allen Coe. Drawing inspiration from great country crooners such as Travis Meadows, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Dierks Bentley, who are capable of painting vivid pictures with words, Marshall is now boldly embarking on a solo career and preparing for the official release of Sinners and Saints. He is currently building a robust backing band and booking both acoustic and full-band shows throughout the southeast and mid-Atlantic states.

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#15 Jon Pardi - Head Over Boots (Down 2 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#15 Jon Pardi - Head Over Boots (Down 2 Spots)

About Jon Pardi:

"All I ever wanted to do coming to Nashville was to write rowdy, in-your-face, straight country music," says Jon Pardi, "and that's what this album is."

Pardi’s high-energy approach, perfected on stages throughout his native California, has its stamp all over his Capitol Records Nashville debut. Just as importantly, that energy is applied to music rooted in songwriting legend Harlan Howard's adage that country is three chords and the truth.

"If you can take a piece of life and put it in a song," says Pardi, "it's going to be a good song—especially if it's from the heart."

Life and love, truth and energy wind their way all through his debut album, which showcases a young artist who is clearly no ordinary newcomer. Few artists hit stride as quickly and as forcefully as he has, and his fellow artists have been among the first to take note.

"People ask me who I'd like to open up for," he says with a smile, "but I’ve been lucky enough to have opened for several artists I look up to."

It's a list that includes Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan and Luke Bryan, artists who appreciate the kind of influences Pardi brings to the table—echoes of the crisp Bakersfield sound of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, hints of the driving beat of Waylon Jennings and the excitement of Jerry Lee Lewis. He brings all of it together and puts his unique stamp on it, topping it off with just a bit of swagger that gives a little edge to his undeniable appeal.

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#16 Tony Justice ft. Aaron Tippin - Brothers Of The Highway (Debut)

Jul 01, 2016
#16 Tony Justice ft. Aaron Tippin - Brothers Of The Highway (Debut)

About Tony:

An East Tennessee man, via California and Kentucky, Tony Justice likes to sum up his life in six words: God, Family, Country Music, and Trucking. And this truck-driving, singer-songwriter, God-fearing, family man, with a tough-as-nails work ethic,is having the time of his life chasing his dream! With straight up honesty in his songs, Tony Justice, a second generation trucker, not only writes about the trucking life, he lives it. And he’s well on the way to making his goal (dream?) into a reality – having a No. 1 hit song.

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#17 Josh Turner - Hometown Girl (Debut)

Jul 01, 2016
#17 Josh Turner - Hometown Girl (Debut)

About Josh:

As a family man, a philanthropist, a devoted Christian, and a passionate sports fan, you might say Josh Turner’s commitments run as deep as his voice.

Of course, he’s also a double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists —and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.

All of those layers construct Josh’s new album, Punching Bag. His fifth for MCA Nashville, the record is a knockout collection of bluegrass-influenced barnburners, lonesome laments, and the slow and steady love ballads on which Josh’s trademark baritone excels.

The follow-up to 2010’s Haywire, which yielded the No. 1 hits “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “All Over Me,” Punching Bag represents Josh in fighting shape. Throughout all 11 songs, he bobs and weaves like a champ, exhibiting new range in both his voice and his songwriting. Josh penned eight of the record’s eleven tracks, including the rollicking title song that, he says, set the tone for the entire project.

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#18 Jacob John - Beach Bummin' (Debut)

Jul 01, 2016
#18 Jacob John - Beach Bummin' (Debut)

About Jacob John:

Well my Grandfather Harold on my mothers side was the singer/musician in the family. he was a true musical genius. Blues, country he did it all played the harmonica at the same time. got offered a deal in memphis to record a cd but back he didn’t want to leave upstate New York & his family behind during tough times & he never did it. i want to fill his unknown footsteps. i remember watching him when i was just little boy thats when i really got into music. one of my greatest memories was my grandpa and i playing infront of the family together. i wasn’t that good but they all cheered & it made me realize i might have some fire for this kinda thing. it hasn’t left yet & never will.

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#19 Granger Smith - If The Boot Fits (Down 7 Spots)

Jul 01, 2016
#19 Granger Smith - If The Boot Fits (Down 7 Spots)

About Granger Smith:

My name is Granger Smith. Sometimes long, fancy industry bios are helpful, but other times you just need to hear from the guy actually living it, so here’s my story.

I was born and raised Texan, and I’m proud of that. I grew up along with two brothers, a couple of yellow labrador retrievers and parents that stayed together because they loved each other. My life changed when I was 14 years old and decided I would teach myself to play guitar. This was motivated by two things: I thought the guitar would make girls pay attention to me, and George Strait played one. By the time I turned 15, I was performing weekends on small town stages in North Texas, and doing my best as a fan club member to attend every George Strait concert within driving distance. Playing high school football was an important rite of passage for me, along with hunting and fishing, but the dream of a music career consumed me. At age 19, I was satisfied with enough songs I had written to make an album. As a freshman at Texas A&M, I was able to scrape together some studio money by pre-selling the album to friends around campus. For being just a kid, that album did pretty well. It landed me a songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing in Nashville, and the following year, I took the leap to Tennessee.

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#20 Jordan Rager ft. Jason Aldean - Southern Boy (Debut)

Jul 01, 2016
#20 Jordan Rager ft. Jason Aldean - Southern Boy (Debut)

About Jordan:

Jordan’s competitive nature began at a young age. Sports and music ran on parallel tracks for the Loganville, Georgia native. “My dad’s from Chicago, a big Cubs fan and baseball is lifeblood up there,” Jordan says. “So me and my brothers were raised with that and I was infatuated with it from a young age. I played from the time I could hold a ball up until I was about 16. My dad’s also a pastor and sang a little bit – he’d lead a special song one Sunday a month. He tells a story about me being three or four singing along with the radio and he turned to my mom and said, ‘He’s on key!’”

Speaking of keys, it’s his dad that Jordan credits as being key to shaping his musical influences. “My dad was a huge Country music fan – Kenny Rogers, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Lawrence. All the guys from that ‘90s era have always been big influences for me as well.”

But don’t let that decade fool you: Jordan’s music speaks to his peers – the millennials, the social media generation, the dreamers, the do-ers. The 21-year-old’s music chronicles his everyday life – from the parties to the tender moments to the lofty dreams attainable just over the horizon. It is, in a term, the voice of “Young Country” as evidenced in Jordan’s lead single “Feels Like One Of Them.”

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