Join host Mary O'Neill Phillips as she guides the audience on a live-music adventure that any outdoors-person would love! And this is live and in-person so get your tickets early!
2020 ACM Best New Male Artist of the Year nominee Jordan Davis
It was a dream of becoming a songwriter that first brought Shreveport, Louisiana native Jordan Davis to Nashville in 2012. A lot has changed for 2020 ACM Best New Male Artist of the Year nominee since moving to Music City. From signing a record deal with MCA Nashville and racking up over one billion streams of his debut album Home State to touring the country playing for fans and notching three consecutive No. 1s with Platinum-certified Singles You Up and Take It From Me and most recently Slow Dance In a Parking Lot, one thing has remained constant for the breakthrough hitmaker, his love for the craft of songwriting. That passion continues to drive his latest project, a self-titled EP now available featuring his latest chart climber, Almost Maybes and our favorites Detours and Church in a Chevy! If you can't make the Writers Round, look for Jordan to appear on Country Outdoors LIVE on Outdoor Channel on Monday October 5, 2020!
About Lindsay Ell:
Lauded as “one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music” (Forbes), Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and awe-inspiring songwriter. The Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13. The multi-instrumentalist was soon touring alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, and Keith Urban. Ell also shared the stage with distinguished country group, Little Big Town, along with other powerhouse female artists in one the biggest moments of the 2019 CMA Awards where she was also nominated for Musical Event of the Year. Ell’s nominations do not stop there. She has been nominated for New Female Artist of the Year in both 2019 and 2020, in addition to her 2020 ACM nomination of Music Event of the Year. These nominations are well earned after Ell exhilarated audiences as part of Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour, Brantley Gilbert’s Not Like Us Tour, and Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour. Ell’s first full-length album The Project debuted at No. 1 on the Country Album Sales Chart and was named Billboard’s “Best Country Album of 2017. “What Happens In a Small Town,” Lindsay’s duet with Brantley Gilbert, claimed the top spot at country radio, marking her first No. 1 in the US. Her new single "wAnt me back" is out now from her recently released sophomore album, heart theory. For more information visit: www.LindsayEll.com.
ABOUT LAINE HARDY: A native of Livingston, Louisiana (pop. 2,000) Laine Hardy was six when he picked up his first guitar and later joined his brother playing in local clubs and bars for upwards of six hours a night, inspired by artists ranging from Morgan Wallen to Luke Combs and Elvis Presley to Mark Broussard. After winning American Idol in 2019, Laine focused on songwriting and touring, headlining shows in Denver, Indianapolis, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Lexington and more. His 2020 “Ground I Grew Up On” virtual tour garnered over 2 million views in April and May.
While Louisiana is home, Nashville is where he is destined to be. There he met producer Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett) and the pair went to work on several new sides releasing in 2020. His latest, “Tiny Town” (Michael Tyler) was released on July 10, and tracks “Ground I Grew Up On” (Brandon Kinney, Josh Thompson, Brett Beavers) and “Let There Be Country” (Jason Afable, Steve Moakler, Tim Nichols) were released April 10 on Buena Vista Records / Industrial Media’s 19 Recordings — tell the stories of Laine’s childhood on the bayou where on an average day you’ll find him fishing, riding his four wheeler, spending time with his family, dogs, and feasting on jambalaya or his Korean grandmother’s homemade kimchi.
While singer/songwriter Jacob Davis has found recent success writing hits for his brother Jordan, he was the first of the Louisiana brothers to make it to Nashville. Influenced by John Prine, Jim Corce, James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Tim McGraw, Jacob quickly made an impression on the Nashville music scene with songs about love and life. A guitar player since the age of 11, Jacob wrote songs, sang at open mikes and performed in church. He earned a degree in Environmental Sciences at LSU. He left a job on an oil platform to chase his dream of country music and moved to Nashville. Within six months Jacob had a publishing deal and in September 2015 he released a single Something to Remember You By, which became a success, generating over 1.2 million streaming plays. In June 2016 Jacob signed with Black River Records; his first single for the label, "What I Wanna Be," was released in March 2017. He hit his first #1 with his song Take it From Me; which we believe will be the first of many! And, this just in...Jacob announced a new publishing deal with UMPG on 9/14/2020...way to go Jacob!
Check out Meghan Patrick singing Wild As Me at the inaugural Writers Round, 8/11/2020: