Jordan Davis Takes “Singles You Up” to No 1 on Country Charts
After a 43-week’s “Singles You Up” reached No.1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart & Mediabase chart
“From the bottom of my heart, I’m so grateful to the fans, country radio and everyone who helped make ‘Singles You Up’ the number one song in the country,” said Jordan via Twitter. “Thank you for making this past year the best year of my life.”
Co-penned by Jordan, Justin Ebach and Steven Dale Jones, the clever tune is a “gentlemanly” take on a situation a lot of guys have found themselves in—pining for a girl who’s dating someone else.
“Justin had just gotten engaged, and we were congratulating him, and we told him he was smart not to ‘single her up,’” says Jordan to NCD. “I remember we all looked around and were like, ‘Is that dumb or should we write it?’ I bet you a lot of great songs have been written after saying that. We had all be in that situation with a girl, but we tried to be respectful when writing ‘Singles You Up.’ We didn’t want the guy to come across as a jerk or the girl to cheat . . . we wanted to be as gentlemanly as we could about it. Every once in a while you have to wait your turn. If you do get a chance, you have to capitalize on it.”
“Making this record has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done,” says Jordan.
“Singles You Up” is the lead single from Jordan’s new album, Home State, which dropped on March 23. Jordan co-wrote every song on the 12-track offering. “I want to thank everyone who was involved in bringing this to life, especially to my producer Paul Digiovanni and the songwriters that helped me create these songs. I can’t wait for y’all to hear it”
Traditional country music is alive and well!
Brinley Addington Keeps It Traditional on ‘Another Heartache’
Brinley Addington’s new song is a beacon of hope for fans who lament that traditional country music is fading. The Tennessee native offers up an instant barroom classic with “Another Heartache.” The song features prominent electric guitars set over a backdrop of staggering drums, flavored with some aching pedal steel licks in the chorus as Addington delivers a classic trying-to-get-over-heartbreak lyric. It’s the kind of song you could picture him singing in a rowdy dive bar as last call is approaching, but you could also picture him throwing back one last beer in the audience and ruefully shaking his head before pouring himself — and maybe a female companion — into a cab.
The song is one of five tracks on Addington’s new EP, the appropriately titled Songs From a Bar, which is set for release on Friday (April 20).
“I love all the songs on this EP, but ‘Another Heartache’ really set the tone for what we wanted to do with this project,” Addington says. “I was writing with Brice Long and Terry McBride and we wanted to try and capture a classic Dwight Yoakam or Radney Foster feel that talked about kind of saying, ‘No thanks,’ to having your heart broken one more time. We were looking for songs for the EP when I told my producer, Aaron Eshuis, that I’d love to build a record around this kind of song, and that’s what we did. It’s a lighthearted, feel-good song, but it touches on some real feelings as well, and that’s my favorite kind of song to sing.”
Traditional country music comes to Addington naturally. One of his earliest memories is of himself up on his parents’ coffee table at the age of three, pretending he was performing on the Grand Ole Opry, and he counts Alan Jackson, Randy Travis and George Strait among his influences. In more recent years he’s made a name for himself as a songwriter for artists including Tyler Farr, who cut his song “I Should Go to Church Sometime.” Addington has opened shows for some of country music’s biggest contemporary stars, including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi and Chris Young, as well as Marty Stuart, Ronnie Milsap and even rocker Gavin DeGraw.