Jordan James


Jordan James can’t remember a time when his life didn’t revolve around his love of country music. The Atlanta native began singing shortly after learning to talk. 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 James to find himself singing on stages in front of sold-out crowds. At age 12, Kenny Rogers invited him to appear in his annual Christmas concert at the Gwinnett Arena. At 16, he won CMT’s Rising Star Award where he was also named Most Outstanding New Vocalist. That same year, legendary producer and 14-time GRAMMY Winner David Foster asked him to join his “Hit Man Tour,” where James was given the opportunity to play to crowds across the country, catapulting him into the limelight.  

 While his peers were going to prom, James was sharing the stage with well-known country stars like Jake Owen, Charles Kelley, Joe Nichols, and many others. With his star on the rise, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career as a songwriter and performer and quickly found success with major pop artists including Andy Grammer, Hailee Steinfeld, and others recording his songs.

Despite his early success in the pop world, James found himself longing to get back to his roots. So, he returned to Nashville with wisdom well beyond his years and a refined style that can best be described as “country music for the 21st century”.

Throughout his career, the one thing that has remained consistent is that James has 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.”