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Jordan Davis: ‘Detours’ Single Review

Jordan Davis – one of the many talented artists to bless the country music scene. On Friday March 27th, Davis released a personal and reflective single ‘Detours.’ A single that he called “… one of my favorite songs I have ever written…”

Let’s flashback to 2017, first. We had the honor of covering an Eli Young Band concert at the House Of Blues in Boston. The opener for EYB was Louisiana native, Jacob Davis (yes, you read that correctly). Jacob Davis is none other than Jordan Davis’ twin brother. As Jacob’s set unfolded, he introduced a new, not yet recorded single called ‘Detours.’ As soon as the first chord hit, the crowd was mesmerized. People swayed back and forth, recording the single with their phones so that they could listen to it before it was officially released. When the song ended, Jacob confided in the crowd by saying “that song is my life. I love it so much, man. We’re in the studio with it right now and it should be out soon!” 

Fast forward to 2020 and we finally have this amazing single, with Jordan being the one to cut it! Jacob performed this song before Jordan came to fame from his debut album, ‘Home State.‘ However, what makes ‘Detours’ so special is the story behind it – for each of the brothers, and listeners will be able to resonate with the message within the lyrics, too. 

‘Detours’ is a song that celebrates all the wrong paths life takes you down on the way to finding where you’re supposed to be. The song was co-penned by Jordan, Jacob Davis and Dave Turnbull. With his daughter and wife in mind, Jordan wrote the song from the perspective of being thankful for all the different directions life took him in. What seemed like obstacles at the time, were actually changes that made him the man he is today. 

Soft guitars open the song with Davis’ voice sneaking through – blissful and content. He begins to explain how his life was growing up and where his choices took him, which ultimately led him to his wife, Kristen. Davis sings that she “was an everything but the wings angel outta nowhere” and that “she’s the dotted lines and every sign that led me straight to Jesus.” After learning from his past mistakes, he states that he’s finally on the right road now.

Melodic and sweet, ‘Detours’ fits in perfectly with Davis’ sound. He delivers the story behind the music soulfully and convinces the listeners of how grateful he is for all of the detours that led him to where he is today. It’s been a long three years waiting for this single to be released, but we’re ecstatic that it’s finally out. 

Favorite Lyrics: “And I’d love ’em and I’d leave ’em and it was what it was. And it is what it is and I wouldn’t change it if I could…”

Listen to ‘Detours’ now: Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

Jordan Davis Is Killing It and We’re So Happy To See It

We often find an artist, recognize the talent and/or stage charisma, and latch on to them. We did it before with a little group you may have heard of before named Old Dominion. We interviewed them before they even had a FM radio single and were probably one of the few people who knew who they were when they played at House of Blues Boston opening for Chase Rice. Jordan Davis is the another artist that falls into the category. He is one of the hottest names in the impressive group of up-and-coming country artists- and he’s absolutely killing it and us here at NECM are so happy to see it.

We first got introduced to Jordan Davis when he opened for Chase Rice and The Cadillac Three in Lowell, MA in 2015. Being the opening act is not the easiest of tasks as you’re generally playing for a fairly empty room as many fans have not made it into the building yet or are still getting their first round of beers and snacks. But that didn’t stop Davis from taking the stage with a beard you couldn’t forget and a set that shouldn’t be missed. He played as if it was a full room and he was the headliner.

Last year, he took over NECM’s Instagram during his day at the 2017 Tortugafest. He had one of the early slots in the day and again faced the challenge of seeing more sand on the Fort Lauderdale beach than fans’ faces- a challenge of an early slot on the first day of a 3-day festival. But again, he rocked it.

First, let’s fast forward to June of 2017. Jordan released his debut single to country radio, called ‘Singles You Up.’ Now let’s fast forward to today. ‘Singles You Up’ is one of the biggest songs on country radio, currently sitting at Number Two on the charts- with a strong chance it goes to Number One… And let’s put into context that it’s Luke Bryan sitting in front of Jordan on the charts… LUKE BRYAN!

And a couple weeks ago, Jordan released his debut album, titled ‘Home State,‘ which we guarantee you will be on our year-end list of our favorite albums of the year. You can check out our album review here.

And lastly, Jordan has been selling shows like CRAZY including several sell outs as a headliner. This past weekend was probably a full-circle moment as Jordan returned to Tortuga and he experienced a whole different environment than he did last year. The crowd was absolutely PACKED for Jordan’s set- as far as the eye can see. And when Jordan played ‘Singles You Up’ for the Tortuga crowd, well, check it out for yourself…

Unbelievable. Crazy what a year can do… #singlesyouup #tortuga

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That’s a hair-raising badass moment that we’re sure Jordan will never forget. In a year’s time, Jordan released his debut single, his debut album, sold out shows, and had a massive crowd sing back the words of his song, currently sitting at Number Two on the charts, back to him. And we’re totally stoked to see it as we were big believers in Jordan going back to 2015.

Keep it up, JD. We’re proud to see how far you’ve come, you absolutely deserve it, and how much further you’ll go in the next few years.