Stan Lynch of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers may have said it best – “It’s as if Don Henley, Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers met late one night at a Texas Roadhouse parking lot and beat the crap out of each other, and what came out was Jon Christopher Davis. He’s brains, hips and harmonies.”
JCD’s songs have been recorded by Dolly Parton, Hal Ketchum, Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sherrie Austin, Rodney Atkins, Tammy Cochran, along with several indie artists. “Little Bird,” recorded by Sherrie Austin, peaked at number 4 on Billboard’s Top Country Singles Sales Chart. His heartland songs and commanding voice are often licensed for television.
The Dallas-born singer, songwriter has recorded for Warner Brothers, Sony, MCA, Palo Duro Records, supplied background vocals on albums for Arista and Curb Records, and featured on/in ABC, CBS, FOX, CMT, the Style Network, Pentagon Network, CW Network, Oxygen Channel, USA Today, Billboard Magazine, Texas Highways, the Washington Post and Huffington Post. USA Today called “The Bottom Line” one of the most intriguing tracks from the past, present and near future.
JCD’s discography is packed with industry veterans, such as Vince Gill, Radney Foster, Rodney Crowell, Steve Lukather (Toto), Stan Lynch (The Heartbreakers), Dann Huff (Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban) and David Z (Prince, Jonny Lang).
He’s shared the concert stage with Train, Daughtry, The Roots (Jimmy Fallon’s house band), Michael McDonald, Eddie Money, Lyle Lovett, Jack Ingram, Hal Ketchum, Poco, Pure Prairie League, Restless Heart, Uncle Kracker, Kansas, REO Speedwagon and entertained the President of the United States twice.
In 2004, “Lone Star Attitude” landed and stayed on the Texas Music Chart for over 6 months. It was later re-released nationwide by Palo Duro Records. It’s now a trademarked brand for the ARTrepreneur (Lone Star Attitude® apparel stores – DFW International Airport (C-33 & E-35) and LSA Burger Co. in Denton, TX).
In 2009, he released “Demos From the Vault (1999-2009),” a 2-disk collection including the military tribute with Deryl Dodd, “The Boy I Left Behind.” In 2010, he composed the American Cancer Society Song of the Year, Relay For Life. In 2012, JCD was a featured artist on the critically acclaimed television show, Troubadour TX. In 2014, he came out with “Last Night’s Dinner Party,” which features a ballad twist on Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” In 2016, he unleashed several singles and music videos, such as “Vinyl Revival,” “Sisters Do,” “Boom Box” and the popular power ballad, “Crazy’s What I Need,” with Maylee Thomas.
FAVORITE SHOWS: City Winery (NYC), Peju Province Winery (Napa Valley), Bellagio (Las Vegas), Gruene Hall (oldest dance hall in TX), Dosey Doe (Houston), AT&T Stadium (Arlington), Wales Manor & Winery (McKinney)
INFLUENCES: Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Eagles, John Fogerty, Bryan Adams, Jude Cole
LISTENING TO: Amos Lee, Ryan Adams, Marc Cohn, The War on Drugs