Jordan Davis has announced his new EP, Buy Dirt, is due out on May 21.
Produced by Paul DiGiovanni, Buy Dirt is the follow-up to Davis’ self-titled EP that was released last year and his debut album Home State. Davis co-wrote every song on the new project except for “Blow Up Your TV,” which was co-written by John Prine, a major influence on Davis and his music.
“I’ve always loved artists who take risks,” says Davis. “I’m in a different spot in my life than I was when I released Home State. We all are! 2020 was a tough time for everyone. I was able to use that time to recenter some things in my world, and I didn’t want those lessons to go to waste. I wanted to create something special. The best way to that was to write honestly, and we did a lot of that on this record.”
The new eight-track project features superstar Luke Bryan on the title track. After the two first met at an awards show and bumped into each other on the golf course throughout the following years, Bryan volunteered to lend his vocals on the centerpiece of the EP.
“We sat around the fire after a golf tournament one day, smoking cigars and talking about everything but music,” Davis recalls. “That conversation always stuck with me. Luke isn’t just a great entertainer; he’s a great dad, a great husband, and a great friend, too. That’s what ‘Buy Dirt’ embodies. When I wrote ‘Buy Dirt,’ I knew he could relate to the song’s message. I took a chance and asked him to join me on the recording, and he said yes.”
Davis’ current single, “Almost Maybes,” is currently Top 10 on the charts and he is slated to hit the road this fall performing on Kane Brown’s Blessed and Free Tour.
Buy Dirt Track List:
1. Blow Up Your TV – Written by John Prine and Jeffrey Bradford Kent
2. Buy Dirt (feat. Luke Bryan) – Written by Jordan Davis, Jacob Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins
3. Need To Not – Written by Jordan Davis, Jacob Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins
4. Drink Had Me – Written by Jordan Davis, Ashley Gorley, Emily Weisband, Paul DiGiovanni
5. Lose You – Written by Jordan Davis, Paul DiGiovanni, Josh Kerr, Josh Dorr
6. Almost Maybes – Written by Jordan Davis, Jesse Frasure, Hillary Lindsey
7. I Still Smoked – Written by Jordan Davis, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton
8. Trying – Written by Jordan Davis, Ashley Gorley, Emily Weisband, Paul DiGiovanni