Jon Christopher Davis has come full circle. After years of writing songs in Nashville for publishers, Warner Chappell and BMG, Jon returned home to the Lone Star State to make music his way. While in Nashville, the Texas born singer-songwriter penned over twenty cuts for artists like Dolly Parton, Hal Ketchum, Tammy Cochran, Sherrie Austin, Billy Ray Cyrus and Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles.
He also recorded his own songs for Warner Brothers, Sony and MCA Records. All three of Jon’s artist projects were praised within the Nashville music community. Unfortunately, even with Vince Gill singing back-up, Jon’s music had a hard time fitting into the cookie-cutter world of Nashville’s decision makers.
Through all of this, he became friends as well as collaborators with some of the biggest names in the business. Look at Jon’s body of work over the last ten years and you’ll find names beside his like Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, Steve Lukather from Toto, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Stan Lynch, Charlotte Caffey from The Go Go’s, as well as hit producers, Dann Huff (Faith Hill, Lonestar, Keith Urban) and David Z. (Prince, Jonny Lang). Not bad for a small town boy from Bonham who married his high school sweetheart.
After the birth of his daughter, Claire Marie, Jon and his wife Kelli made the decision to move back to Texas so that Claire could grow up around her family as well as take advantage of the exciting music scene. “The older you get the more you realize just how important family and close friends are. With the birth of our daughter and the Texas music scene blowing up, it just seemed like the right time to come home,” says Jon.
Within a year of moving back, Jon signed a new record deal with Palo Duro Records. “I’m so excited about this new chapter in my career. No more committees over thinking this stuff. Palo Duro Records has given me the freedom to be who I am. I can’t wait to share this music with the world! It’s been a long time coming,” says Jon.
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Country-rock with a "Lone Star Attitude"
The Eagles, Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Jude Cole, Rodney Crowell, Mickey Newbury, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash