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Jameson Rodgers: In It For The Money – EP Review

Jameson Rodgers’ highly anticipated EP, In It For The Money, is out now, April 23rd, everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

Jameson Rodgers is a man with humble beginnings. He did not originally set out in Nashville to “make it big.” He simply wanted to write music that others would love, but as fate would have it, he is a great vocalist too. The time is officially now for Rodgers to showcase his undeniable talent and firmly take his spot in the industry. Rodgers’ newest project In It for the Money is the perfect record to solidify his much-earned place in country music.

“I would do this forever, for a just getting by salary. It’s just something in your heart. It makes you happy,” shared Rodgers in a recent press release, “I literally look forward to waking up every day and getting to write a song or play a show. I just can’t imagine doing anything else in life.”

The seven-track project begins with three songs that will be familiar to fans. The chart-climber “Cold Beer Calling My Name” kicks off the record. Rodgers joins forces with labelmate and superstar Luke Combs on this fun-loving jam. Similarly, “Rolling Rock, Rolling Stones” is a song that needs to blast through your speakers.

Fittingly, the singer’s debut number one single “Some Girls” is also featured on the project. The song still remains one of the best on the project, both lyrically and vocally.

“Some girls drink a bottle of wine // Got an old ex to text, too get them through the getting by // Sometimes it’s a clean break, stay gone // Clean slate, moving on to something new // Sometimes, some girls make it easy on you // But some girls never do”

Of course, the record also boasts the recently released “Good Dogs.” The song is all about reminding us all to not take the people and pets we love and the things we cherish for granted. Written during a writer’s retreat with a few of his buddies and fellow songwriters, Rodgers created a unique, yet powerful tune that fits in nicely with this project.

The title track “In It for the Money” is the heart of the record, properly placed in the center of the tracklist. The song is all about having the drive and the passion to be a musician. It perfectly personifies Rodgers’ journey in the country music industry and his incredible grit, while still feeling relatable for anyone who has a passion for something.

“And the high you get when they’re singing your song // You wrote about how a heartbreak feels // Looking at the world through an old man windshield // That long road to the top ain’t paved with sold-out shows // If I was in it for the money, I’d of quit a long time ago”

“When You Think of Mississippi” is the nostalgic song on the record. The verses give Rodgers a chance to reflect on a broken relationship that reminds him of his roots and upbringing. The song oozes radio appeal, and we’re sure fans are going to fall in love with this tune.

The record ends with another one of our favorite tunes off the project, “Desert.” Rodgers is truly at his best on this heartbreakingly beautiful song. Although the song is clearly from the perspective of having dealt with heartbreak, the singer encourages people to move on and to focus on the stuff we can control in life. Life is full of ups and downs, but it is still beautiful. It’s a song we all need to hear.

“Tell the ones you love that you love em // Tell the ones you miss that you miss em // Cause life’s kinda crazy, you can’t predict the weather // But the cold and the rain, and the pain don’t last forever // You know the lows sure make the highs so much better // Man sunshine all the time just makes a desert”

“My purpose that I know right now is that I want to leave the world a better place than I found it. And the best chance I have of doing that is writing and singing songs,” shared the singer. We could not agree more! Rodgers was made for the life he is living, and In It for the Money EP is an incredible reflection of that.

Jameson Rodgers' EP, 'In It For The Money' is out now, April 23rd

Jameson Rodgers’ EP, ‘In It For The Money’ is out now, April 23rd

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In It For The Money is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Jameson Rodgers Announces EP + Releases Heartfelt “Good Dogs”

Jameson Rodgers announced his next EP, In It For The Money, due out April 23rd. Additionally, he dropped a brand new song, “Good Dogs”, available now, April 9th, everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

One of our former Swag Spotlight artists, Jameson Rodgers is proving to be quite the force in country music. His debut single “Some Girls” went number one in October, and he has continued the momentum since. Today, he announced his next EP, In It For The Money, due out April 23rd, and dropped another heartfelt tune entitled “Good Dogs.”

Written during a writer’s retreat with a few of his buddies and fellow songwriters, Rodgers created a unique, yet powerful tune. “Good Dogs” is all about how important our pets are to us throughout the many stages of life. If the song sounds familiar, it may be because the singer leaked the song back in January, when he shared a clip of him playing the song on Youtube. Similar to Riley Green’s hit, “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” Rodgers’ new song tugs at listeners’ heartstrings as he conveys the message that we all feel, we wish dogs lived forever.

Jameson Rodgers' EP, 'In It For The Money' is due out April 23rd

Jameson Rodgers’ EP, ‘In It For The Money’ is due out April 23rd

“Good trucks they’ll run forever if you keep oil in ‘em and you treat ‘em right // A good woman holds you together, she’ll stick with you for the rest of your life // Good buddies will always come running, got your back no matter what // But good dogs don’t live long enough”

Moreover, the tearjerker tells a compelling story, reminding us all to not take the people and pets we love and the things we cherish for granted. As usual, Rodgers’ vocals are powerful on the track too. The singer-songwriter is proving to be one of the newer artists that we are most excited about!

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“Good Dogs” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Jameson Rodgers’ “Some Girls” Earns Him First Career Number One

Jameson Rodgers’ “Some Girls” earns him very first career number one as the song hits the top spot on the country charts this week.

For about a decade, Jameson Rodgers has been grinding it out in the Nashville scene, cultivating a unique fanbase. Finally given his shot, Rodgers was signed by Columbia Nashville and released his debut song “Some Girls” to country radio. The song, written by CJ Solar, Jake Mitchell, and HARDY, has been steadily moving up the charts, hovering in the top ten for weeks, but now “Some Girls” is officially a number one hit.

“Sometimes it’s a clean break, stay gone / Clean slate, moving on to something new / Sometimes, some girls make it easy on you / But some girls never do”

 

We named Rodgers one of our 2020 Artists to Watch earlier this year, and despite this crazy year we are having, this proved to be an important one for the songwriter-turned-singer/songwriter both personally and professionally. He released more music to fans and on a personal level, got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Sarah Allison Turner.

We are sure that the addition of “Some Girls” being a chart-topper will only add to Rodgers’ excitement! The song itself is a modern-twist on getting through a break-up. It is a great introduction in to the rising artist’s writing style and crisp vocals. We are excited to see how Rodgers’ career continues to blossom. Congratulations on your very first number one!

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Jameson Rodgers announcements and releases.

To keep up with Jameson Rodgers, you can follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Some Girls” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Newcomer Jordan Rowe Drops Debut Single “Good For Nothin'”

Jordan Rowe has released his debut song, “Good For Nothin'”, available on all streaming platforms now.

A new artist that we are excited about, Jordan Rowe was recently discovered by River House Artists, which includes superstars such as Luke Combs and Jameson Rodgers. Rowe is a great vocalist and songwriter, marking his debut release with a song entitled “Good For Nothin’.”

With a twang that is hard to miss, the South Georgia native laments on the track about taming his wild ways for a girl, who decided to break-up with him anyway. Written by the Rowe with songwriters, Ray Fulcher and Jay Brunswick, the song is traditional country mixed with a modern flair. Although the track appears lyrically to be sad, sonically the song uplifts us, and ultimately Rowe becomes a guy who is happy to get back to his good ole country boy roots.

Jordan Rowe Good For Nothin'

“A little bit of you made a lot of me go away and mostly my wild side / Now I’m a Sunday morning saint / Got some narrow in my straight, leaving kind’s one thing I ain’t, but I can’t say the same ‘bout you / Now mama always said that the good guys win, but she must’ve never met you cause after all I did / All it is good for nothing, but cold beers but he dozen with good for nothing boys like me”

In his short career, Rowe has already performed with some of the most promising names in country music right now, including Combs, Riley Green, Chris Janson, and Morgan Wallen. The singer-songwriter is sure to have a bright future in country music!

To keep up with Jordan Rowe follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Good For Nothin’” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Our Current Favorite Songs by Our Swag Spotlight Artists

Every Monday, we post our NYCountry Swag, Swag Spotlight artist interview, where we showcase a rising artist in the country music industry. Over the past three years, since this feature began, we have had the opportunity to highlight artists at the brink of their careers, as well as, interview some interesting rising talent.

We decided to take a look back and share some of our favorite songs from some of the hundreds of artists we have featured as a Swag Spotlight artist.

 

  1. Brett Kissel “Drink About Me”

Our first ever Swag Spotlight, we are so proud to see how far he has come with his music.

 

  1. Jillian Jacqueline “Wait for the Light”

Jillian Jacqueline’s newest release is one of our all-time favorites in her music collection.

 

  1. Jameson Rodgers “Missing One”

We love stellar songwriting, and that’s truly what Jameson Rodgers does best. “Missing One” is just another example of this, and we believe that his career is going to take off.

 

  1. Jon Langston “Now You Know”

In just a few short years, Jon Langston has grown his fanbase immensely. “Now You Know” is just another notch in his belt.

 

  1. Jimmie Allen “Good Times Roll” featuring Nelly

One of our favorites, Jimmie Allen can truly do no wrong. His latest collaboration with Nelly is a bonafide hit!

 

  1. Hailey Whitters “Janice At the Hotel Bar”

This song speaks to us on so many levels. The newly signed artist, Hailey Whitters is bound to have a bright career!

 

  1. Abby Anderson “GOOD LORD”

Texas firecracker, Abby Anderson continues to release vocally-impressive, yet spunky jams like this one!

 

  1. Tenille Townes “Somebody’s Daughter”

Still one of our favorites, “Somebody’s Daughter” by Tenille Townes should go down in history.

 

  1. Brett Sheroky “Ain’t My Place”

Brett Sheroky is still so underrated, but we will always champion his one of a kind talent.

 

  1. Kelleigh Bannen “Happy Birthday”

Kelleigh Bannen is a true artist, and “Happy Birthday” embodies that to a t.

 

  1. Teddy Robb “Me on You”

We love Teddy Robb. One of his newest songs “Me on You” is as clever and catchy as they come.

 

  1. Brandon Ratcliff “Living for the City (Uncovered)”

Brandon Ratcliff is as humble and he is talented. His newest project, featuring “Living for the City (Uncovered)” is funky and fun, just what we need right now!

 

  1. Seaforth “Everything Falls for You”

This Australian duo is up and coming that’s for sure. They have unmatched charism and stage presence, and fans are going to continue to fall in love with their music.

 

  1. Jordan Rager “Somebodys Summer”

Jordan Rager’s newest tune is a feel-good summer anthem that we just cannot get enough of.

 

  1. Hannah Ellis “If the World Was Ending” featuring Nick Wayne

Although a cover, we just cannot get enough of Hannah Ellis and her fiancé Nick Wayne’s cover of this song. It truly sounds like an original, and it is one of the best covers out there.

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Jameson Rodgers Features Luke Combs on “Cold Beer Calling My Name”

Cold Beer Calling My Name

Who doesn’t look forward to a cold beer at the end of a long day or week? We might not be able to cheers with friends right now, but boy can we enjoy some new music from Jameson Rodgers featuring superstar Luke Combs.

Rodgers, one of our NYCS Swag Spotlights from back in February of 2018 and most recently one of our 2020 Artists to Watch, just dropped “Cold Beer Calling My Name” which features his buddy and labelmate Luke Combs. The song, written by Alysa Vanderheym, Brett Tyler, Hunter Phelps, and Jameson Rodgers, is a midtempo bop, perfect for waving your hands back and forth, even if you are just doing it in your living room for the time being.

Describing the typical long work week and the buzzy excitement you feel once you’ve accomplished that long Friday, “Cold Beer Calling My Name” is blue-collar magic. As the story unfolds, you can vividly follow each step that leads to the crack of a beer can.

“There’s a cold beer calling my name, feel a good time coming, got a new song humming / and the sunset’s doing its thing / feeling lucky as a 7, yea sometimes heaven is a pocket full of payday green / and my baby putting sugar on me / yeah it’s sure been a pretty damn good day and there’s a cold beer calling my name”

Combs starts the second verse before they join in together each of their vocals complimenting the other. The final chorus just begs for an audience to be singing it back to the singer and we can’t wait until Rodgers sings this one at Mercury Lounge on September 9th (the rescheduled date from last month’s Grew Up In the Country Tour). For tickets and more info head to jamesonrodgers.com.

Put a little chill in your Tuesday as you look forward to brighter days ahead!

To keep up with Jameson Rodgers follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Cold Beer Calling My Name” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

 

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Jameson Rodgers Drops “Grew Up In The Country”

Jameson Rodgers Grew UP In the Country

One of our 2020 Artists to Watch, Jameson Rodgers finally released his headlining tour namesake entitled “Grew Up In The Country.” The singer-songwriter continues to make a name for himself in the industry, all while creating music that is laced with authenticity and honesty.

“It’s one of my favorite songs I’ve put out. Love where I grew up like most everyone does,” Rodgers shared via his social media, and we could not agree more!

The new song is a slow-groove about the way Rodgers grew up. The Mississippi native shows his pride in his small-town upbringing and the simple life that country-living instills in you through this new track. Although topically this track discusses common themes that can typically be found in country music, Rodgers relies on personal details and an endearing vocal to make the song different, unique, and heartfelt.

“I’m just a good ole boy thinking out loud / I ain’t no better ya’ll, I’m just proud / I grew up in the country / Where you only gonna reap what you sow”

Since signing with Columbia Nashville, Rodgers has released a Top 50 single, “Some Girls” and garnered more and more fans across the nation. Additionally, the singer just kicked off his ‘Grew Up In The Country’ headlining tour this month. The tour stops at New York City’s The Mercury Lounge on March 25th, and Rodgers is bringing along special guest Hunter Phelps. For tickets and more information head to jamesonrodgers.com

To keep up with Jameson Rodgers follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Grew Up In The Country” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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NYCountry Swag’s 2020 Artists To Watch

The New York Country Swag team loves to support rising artists and introduce our followers to the best new music in the genre. Since our inception four years ago we have named rising stars like Russell Dickerson, Luke Combs, Brett Young, Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Jimmie Allen as our Artists to Watch. Check out our picks in 2017, 2018, and 2019 before checking out the 10 artists we picked to have a huge 2020 below.

 

Parker McCollum

10. Parker McCollum – This Texas native may have just released his first song on a major label, “Pretty Heart” this past summer after signing with MCA Nashville/UMG Nashville but in the past, he has independently delivered two full-length projects. Focusing on the depth and artistry behind songwriting, McCollum has found a clever balance between traditional Texas country and what is coming out of modern Nashville. We are looking forward to more new music in 2020 and to catch a live show.

For Fans Of: Cody Johnson, Riley Green

Listen: “Pretty Heart”

Stay Connected: @ParkerMcCollum

 

Madison Kozak

9. Madison Kozak – Growing up in Ontario but moving to Nashville when she was only 14 years old, Kozak has been chasing the music dream, honing in on her incredible ability to write a song that is filled with emotions for years. We first heard of the songstress in May we were instantly hooked and since then 2019 was a whirlwind for the budding star, signing a record deal as the flagship artist on a female-driven label, Songs & Daughters and touring the country on three different tours.  Label head, Nicolle Galyon in partnership with Big Loud Records saw something special in this songwriter artist after hearing “First Last Name”, a song she wrote for her father and ever since has been releasing exceptional songs. She kicks off the new year by heading overseas to tour with Chase Rice.

For Fans Of: Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood

Listen: “OMG ILY”

Stay Connected: @Madison_Kozak

 

King Calaway

8. King Calaway – Last January we were introduced to a brand new band comprised of six talented musicians from different places, Caleb Miller (Ohio), Chris Deaton (Nashville), Simon Dumas (Gibraltar), Jordan Harvey (Scotland), Chad Michael Jervis (Delaware), and Austin Luther (Minnesota). One of the very first time they played for fans before their music was released, King Calaway performed a showcase with NYCountry Swag in New York City and all in attendance were blown away.  Their impeccable harmonies, catchy tunes, and larger than life personalities have since caught the attention of country music fans across the nation. Their debut record, Rivers features 12 tracks written by some of Nashville’s biggest songwriters and covers an array of topics.

For Fans Of: One Direction, Rascal Flatts

Listen: “Rivers”

Stay Connected: @KingCalaway

 

Chris Bandi

7. Chris Bandi – When a song is streamed 60 million times, you know there is something special about it. St. Louis native, Nashville based artist and songwriter Chris Bandi is pushing his major-label debut, “Man Enough Now” to country radio this year and the tale rings true of realizing your mistakes, owning them and hoping for a second chance. Bandi will hit the road with Matt Stell in the upcoming months and sources say plans to release an EP as well.

For Fans Of: Gavin DeGraw, Chris Lane

Listen: “Man Enough Now”

Stay Connected: @ChrisBandi

 

Ingrid Andress

6. Ingrid Andress – We first caught songwriter/artist Ingrid Andress last February during an NYC showcase right after she was signed to Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic Records and her unique presence, storytelling ability, and hilarious realness caught our attention immediately. With songs like “More Hearts Than Mine”, “Both”, and “Lady Like”, Andress pushes the boundaries of topics usually discussed in the country format, forcing new followers to pay attention. She was named one of CRS New Faces for the class of 2020, a prestigious honor and she joins Dan + Shay on the first leg of their arena tour in 2020.

For Fans Of: Kacey Musgraves, Ashley McBryde

Listen: “More Hearts Than Mine”

Stay Connected: @IngridAndress

 

Ross Ellis

5. Ross Ellis –  Although a bit more undiscovered than the rest of our list, Ross Ellis has a powerhouse, unique voice and his latest single “Buy and Buy” is compelling and begs for repeat spins. By weaving a powerful visual of religion, addiction, and wasted time, “Buy and Buy” is as profound as it is innovative. As a songwriter, Ellis co-wrote one of Tim McGraw’s latest singles, “Neon Church” and a song on Home Free’s new album, Dive Bar Saints called “Dreamer” but in 2020 we hope to hear new songs from Ellis as we continue to champion rising artists and songwriters like him.

For Fans Of: Brett Young, Dan + Shay

Listen: “Buy and Buy” 

Stay Connected: @RossEllisMusic

Avenue Beat 2020 Artists to Watch

4. Avenue Beat – Our most unique, fresh, and different act on this year’s Artists to Watch is Avenue Beat. Comprised of three girls from Illinois, Sami Bearden, Savana Santos, and Sam Backoff they are original and their creative new wave country is as endearing as it is inventive. Their harmonies, melodies, and frankly genius lyrics are relatable to a niche of young women that are thirsty for someone to sing about what they are going through. Signed to Big Machine Label Group’s Valory Music Co. in partnership with Tape Room Records they released their debut self-titled EP in July and toured with Mason Ramsey in 2019. If you are looking for some sass with a side of sensational lyrics, look no further than Avenue Beat.

For Fans Of: Walker Hayes, Kelsea Ballerini

Listen: “Be A Bro” 

Stay Connected: @AvenueBeat

 

Jameson Rodgers

3. Jameson Rodgers – Last February we interviewed Jameson Rodgers for our Swag Spotlight feature, right after he released his EP which featured his break out hit, “Some Girls”. This Mississippi native is now planted firmly in Nashville, writing and creating music as a Sony Music Nashville artist and has toured with Luke Combs on his Beer Never Broke My Heart tour and just announced that in 2020 he will embark on his very first headlining tour. Relatable lyrics that are set to a modern-day twang, Rodgers has already garnered a ton of fans and hopefully the new year we can expect a full-length album.

For Fans Of: Jon Pardi, Luke Combs

Listen: “Some Girls”

Stay Connected: @JamesonRodgers

 

Gabby Barrett

2. Gabby Barrett – She may have become a household name because of her stint on American Idol but Gabby Barrett is showing Nashville and the country music community that women want to hear a female write a song from her own perspective. Her debut radio single, “I Hope” not only features her sultry voice but has a twist in the chorus that will make men and women fall in love with her honest take on a bad breakup. Having toured with Chris Lane, Barrett is already included in major festival line ups including Stagecoach, Tortuga, and New York’s own TrailBlazer.

For Fans Of: Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina

Listen: “I Hope”

Stay Connected: @GabbyBarrett_

HARDY 2020 Artists to Watch

1. HARDY – Already having a huge break out year in 2019, HARDY celebrated four number one songs as a songwriter, “God’s Country”, “I Don’t Know About You”, “Simple”, and “Up Down”. He also released one of the most prolific albums of the year, HIXTAPE Vol. 1 which features 17 different artists, all singing about growing up in a small town. Emerging as an artist, HARDY has created a persona that makes you envy his Mississippi upbringing, making ‘redneck’ cool. In October we caught his sold-out headlining NYC show and just announced, the songwriter and artist will join Cole Swindell and Thomas Rhett on the Center Point Road tour which will make it’s away across the country this summer.

For Fans Of: Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line

Listen: “One Beer” 

Stay Connected: @HARDY

 

 

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Jameson Rodgers Announces GREW UP IN THE COUNTRY TOUR

Jameson Rodgers Tour

Announced today, Jameson Rodgers is going on his first headlining tour! The GREW UP IN THE COUNTRY TOUR will kick off on Valentine’s Day in Saint Louis, MO and conclude on April 24th at a hometown show for Rodgers at The Lyric Oxford in Mississippi. Along for the tour on select dates are Hunter Phelps, Drew Parker, Jordan Rowe, and Sarah Allison Turner. Rodgers and Phelps just celebrated their first number one as songwriters with Chris Lane’s “I Don’t Know About You”. For more about Phelps, check out our Swag Session below where he performs the song.

“2019 has been a whirlwind year for me, signing a record deal with RiverHouse/Columbia, opening for my brother Luke Combs on his sold out arena tour all year, playing the Stadium at CMA Fest, launching my first single ‘Some Girls’ to country radio, and so much more,” said Rodgers in a press release. “The band and I are so grateful for getting to make a lot of new fans this year and we’re looking forward to playing some longer sets and a lot of new music from my debut album. I’ve asked some of my favorite artists/friends to tag along and I’m really excited for the GREW UP IN THE COUNTRY TOUR next year.”

Tickets for the GREW UP IN THE COUNTRY TOUR go on sale to the general public on Friday. For tickets and more info head to www.jamesonrodgers.com

 

GREW UP IN THE COUNTRY TOUR 2020
Feb. 14 – Saint Louis, MO / Delmar Hall^
Feb. 28 – Columbia, MO / The Blue Note*
Feb. 29 – Fayetteville, AR / George’s Majestic Lounge*
March 5 – Statesboro, GA / The Blue Room*
March 6 – Sarasota, FL / White Buffalo Saloon*
March 13 – Springfield, MO / Midnight Rodeo*
March 14 – Des Moines, IA / Wooly’s*
March 20 – Lancaster, PA / Chameleon Club#
March 21 – Boston, MA / Brighton Music Hall#
March 22 – Uncasville, CT / Mohegan Sun Wolf Den&
March 25 – New York, NY / Mercury Lounge#
March 26 – Washington, DC / Union Stage#
March 27 – Warrendale, PA / Jergel’s Rhythm Grille#
March 28 – Rootstown, OH / The Dusty Armadillo#
April 17 – Athens, GA / Georgia Theatre+
April 18 – Starkville, MS / Rick’s Café+
April 23 – Nashville, TN / Exit/In+
April 24 – Oxford, MS / The Lyric Oxford+

*Drew Parker
#Hunter Phelps
+Jordan Rowe
^Sarah Allison Turner
&Free Show

 

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Jameson Rodgers

Swag Spotlight: Jameson Rodgers

Jameson Rodgers

Jameson Rodgers is our next Swag Spotlight and definitely an artist to watch this year.  Releasing his latest 5 song EP earlier this month, Rodgers’ sound is unique and rugged. Growing up in Mississippi,  he can recall listening to old recordings of his grandfather’s band. The Delta Playboys. Just before turning ten years old, Rodgers went to the Pyramid in Memphis to see Garth Brooks perform.  He clearly remembers watching him on stage, smashing the guitar and thinking that it was the coolest thing he had ever seen. Besides influences like Garth Brooks and country music, Rodgers always loved the music they would play in between innings at his baseball games including John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty.

With music in his blood but baseball on his mind, he pursued a career in baseball all through high school and ended up at Southern Mississippi, where he eventually started writing songs. Playing those songs with his roommates at local bars or around a fire, he was hooked. After graduating, Rodgers headed to Nashville. “I didn’t know a soul, so I just started writing with whoever I could. I went to open mic nights and played, wrote a bunch of bad songs, then finally wrote a few good ones that landed me a publishing deal in 2014,” he tells us.

His latest self-titled EP features five tracks, three of which Rodgers co-wrote. The songs are a culmination of music he has loved over the past few years. He explains that his songwriting process varies daily, but he loves to be the “idea guy” and bring the idea of a song to the table. Listen to the full EP below.

 
After recently selling out the Lyric Theatre in Oxford, MS, a 1250 person room, Rodgers is in an exciting place in his musical career.  Looking ahead to the new year, Rodgers looks forward to promoting new music and getting out on the road. “I think we’ve gotten every step except the record deal. so that is the biggest target in sight. We are going to try like heck to get that,” he explained.  Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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