Shreveport Brothers Win CMA Song of the Year
Shreveport native and Byrd High School graduate Jordan Davis was shocked by his CMA Award for Song of the Year at Wednesday night's CMA Awards.
“Oh, man! I did not expect that,” Jordan said over the microphone. “.... These guys behind me, Jake, Josh, Matt, and Paul DiGiovanni, love you, buddy. Oh my god, I want them to say something too. Everyone has played this song. Fans, we wrote a song about faith and family. If that’s not country music, I don’t know what is!”
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Jordan and his brother Jacob were born in Shreveport and are Byrd High grads. Jordan went on to graduate from LSU before moving to Nashville in 2012. Local music fans might recognize the name of Jordan's uncle, Stan Paul Davis.
Jordan explained how he came to collaborate with Luke Bryan:
"...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," he explains. "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."
This is the first CMA for Jordan Davis and his brother Jacob.