Learn about Jordan
He can’t remember a time when his life didn’t revolve around his love of country music. The Atlanta, GA native began singing and writing at an early age. In fact, one of his earliest memories is singing George Strait’s hit “Blue Clear Sky.” He knew every word at three years old, and he still knows every word today
His first performance may have been in the backseat of his parents’ minivan on a rural Georgia road, but it didn’t take long for Jordan James to find himself singing on stages in front of sold-out crowds. James was selected to sing with Kenny Rogers as part of his annual Christmas concert when he was just 12 years old. The experience sparked him to pursue music as a writer, artist and performer. In his teens, he won the Nashville CMT Rising Star award and was named Most Outstanding New Vocalist. He quickly began sharing the stage with country stars like Joe Nichols, Tyler Farr, Jake Owen, Mark Wills, and Charles Kelley.
James was hand-picked by legendary producer and 14-time Grammy Award-Winner David Foster to be a part of Foster’s 2009 Hit Man Tour where James was given the opportunity to play to crowds across the country, catapulting him into the limelight. He collaborated with and was accompanied by David Foster on stage at the Historic Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA.
The rising young talent moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career and quickly found success with major pop artists including Andy Grammer, Hailee Steinfeld, and others recording his songs.
Despite his early success writing for the pop world, James found himself longing to get back to his country roots. He returned to Nashville with wisdom well beyond his years and is now carving his own path in Music City. With a refined musical style that can best be described as “country music for the 21st century” or “edgy country,” he’s primed to make his mark.
Throughout his career, the one thing that has remained consistent is that he’s always written about the things that mean the most to him. With a unique ability to make vulnerability seem effortless, James has penned songs about love and heartbreak and even his own adoption.
“My writing style has definitely been influenced by my experiences in LA, but my heart is and always has been in country music,” explains James. “Growing up just outside Atlanta, I’ve always felt like I had the best of both worlds – city and country – and that’s what I want my music to reflect.”