Jordan Davis Didn’t Move To Nashville To Be An Artist
Jordan Davis played Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest over the weekend (6/8) for the first time in his career. Backstage before he performed for 60,000 plus fans, Jordan shared his path to country music stardom.
Davis told us, “Long story short, I moved to town to write songs. I had never played with a band; I’d never played a show. I was trying to get a publishing deal and trying to get other artists to cut my songs. I truly started playing music and trying to go after being an artist because I didn’t know if that was going to happen.”
He added, “I figured I was already this far down the road, so I might as well start trying to make some money gigging around, and here we are. I kind of fell backwards into it, but I’m very grateful I did. I truly never, never dreamed that I would be playing on the stage that I’m getting to play on tonight.”
Davis recently celebrated a number one song (“What My World Spins Around”), making it five songs he’s brought to the top of the country charts. Before the party, Jordan told us what the best advice he ever got was.
Davis said, “I got the best piece of advice I got in a very long time. It was probably two or three years into being in Nashville that I still love today, which was, ‘Comparison is the theft of all joy.’ I truly took that to heart.” He added, “I’m not saying that I don’t fall victim to that sometimes, but I still truly try to always go back to that. If I ever catch myself looking at another artist, other writers, or whatever, I try to kind of remind myself of that.”
He adds, “I’m very grateful, very blessed, but I’ve also truly had a lot of help. It takes an army, so I’m very grateful for the success, but it’s not just me. A lot of people have helped me get here.”