If a rustic music fan have been a fly on a wall in Jameson Rodgers tour bus or inexperienced room – they’d watch the breakout star shake nerves with a glass of Jack Daniels on the rocks, whereas relishing in a playlist that features AC/DC. Regardless of touring with music sensation Luke Combs, the Mississippi native instructed CMT that he nonetheless finds his comparatively new life-style irregular.
The fast-rising artist doesn’t take his speedy rise to fame calmly. Since selecting up a guitar in his early twenties, he would catch himself fantasizing a couple of profitable music profession.
“Only a dream come true,” mentioned Rodgers backstage at Live In The Vineyard. “I used to go and see artists like Eric Church and Jason Aldean once they have been sort of at this degree – taking part in golf equipment and stuff once I was in school. I all the time wished to go try this. It’s fairly surreal attending to do it.”
It was Eric Church’s first document, “Sinners Like Me” that inspired Rodgers to open his eyes and pursue nation music full-time.
“I grew up listening to nineties nation. Garth Brooks was my first reminiscence of music. I grew up taking part in baseball. So, I referred to as it ’baseball music,’” he shared with CMT with a smile. “However Eric Church…I really like his songwriting and his fashion lots. His first album actually made me take music critically. I didn’t notice you may write songs in that lane,” he added with confidence.
Rodgers moved to Nashville in 2010 with nothing however a suitcase, restricted music titles, and a pipe dream. It wasn’t lengthy till he obtained co-writing credit on smash hits reminiscent of Florida Georgia Line’s “Talk You Out of It,” Luke Bryan’s “Born Here Live Here Die Here,” Chris Lane’s “I Don’t Know About You,” and extra. Nonetheless, his 2018 debut single “Some Girls,” positioned him on radars nationwide as a vocalist.
The playful love music made for mainstream radio was his leaping pad to stardom and served as Rodgers’ first No.1 single. Whereas expressing his gratitude, the chart-topping artist acknowledged the rigorous climb within the ten-year city and identified that it’s not-so-glamorous as an outsider would possibly assume.
“Individuals don’t see what occurs behind the scenes that artists and people within the enterprise need to do. We have been simply speaking in regards to the all-day airplane rides, no one loves to try this,” he pressured earlier than declaring that he wouldn’t change it for the world. “Once I’m on stage, I’m like, ’It was value doing all that stuff.’ I feel each job it’s a must to do stuff that you just don’t essentially wish to do generally, however it will get you to the place you wish to go,” he added.
Working across the clock for over a decade has lastly paid off for the nation traditionalist. Standing inside the sacred circle on the Grand Ole Opry or listening to ticket-holders belt again the lyrics to his songs is what makes him pinch himself.
“Each time I’m standing aspect stage, anytime a crowd sings again a music to me, or anytime I get to play the Opry – I’m like ’wow, I can’t consider I’m taking part in the Grand Ole Opry.’ Once I get to return to Mississippi and play a sold-out present the place I grew up, it’s all the time superior,” he mentioned, making an attempt to wrap his head round his flourishing profession.
The soft-spoken singer confided in CMT and revealed that he struggles to have a good time his large or small achievements, as he’s always overthinking his subsequent transfer.
“I maintain my head down a lot that it’s arduous to lookup and say, ’Oh, I’ve really completed this. I’ve had this success.’ You’re all the time anxious in regards to the subsequent day or the subsequent music or the subsequent present,” Rodgers declared.
He continued to say that Combs relieved a number of the stress he speaks of, when he determined to leap on his 2020 smash single, “Cold Beer Calling My Name.” The consuming music scored the No.1 spot on each the Billboard Nation Airplay and Mediabase/ Nation Aircheck charts in October of 2021.
Rodgers penned the only alongside songsmiths Hunter Phelps, Alysa Vanderheym, and Brett Tyler. “Cold Beer Calling My Name” marked the second observe on his debut document, “Bet You’re From A Small Town.”
“Thankfully, I’ve identified Luke since earlier than he was like actually well-known,” laughed Rodgers. “I’ve gotten to see his profession go loopy and take off. I’m so fortunate and lucky that he took me out on tour and jumped on that music with me. “Some Women” acquired me off the bottom, however I really feel like “Cold Beer Calling My Name” actually put just a little extra air beneath my wings.”
The multi-platinum artist declared that he felt like an in a single day sensation when he dropped the celebration observe with Combs.
“It was bizarre,” he identified. “My final present was earlier than the pandemic began, and ’Some Women’ wasn’t even within the high 50. So, by the point I performed a present after the pandemic, ’Some Girls’ had gone No.1, and ’Cold Beer Calling My Name’ was within the high 30. I went from zero hits to a success and a half in a single day. I can’t consider that is taking place…I used to be simply eager to go play,” Rodgers uttered.
When ’CBCMN’ formally went No.1, he started his hunt to get Combs one thing particular to have a good time their victory. So, when the 34-year-old got here throughout a golden champion belt whereas visiting a radio station in Nashville, Rodgers knew that he had discovered the souvenir he wished to symbolize the consideration.
“I mentioned, ’If this music goes No. 1, I’m ordering one for the entire group.’ That’s what I did, and he loves it,” he gushed. “It’s arduous to get any person a present that has the whole lot. I needed to suppose outdoors the field. I figured he didn’t have a wrestling belt in his man cave, and he didn’t.”
The hitmaker just lately launched his “Live From Oxford, MS” document to maintain the optimistic momentum up. To domesticate the gathering, Rodgers returned to his outdated stomping grounds of Oxford, MS, to document eight of his greatest songs stay throughout a sold-out present on the historic Lyric Theater. The challenge captures Rodger’s country-rock sound and proves that he is likely one of the few must-see acts within the style.
The nation music mainstay confirmed that new music is simply across the nook and that followers ought to count on a contemporary batch of content material fall of 2022.
“I feel fall is an efficient life like timeline,” he completely conveyed to CMT. “We’re simply going to go document a bunch of songs. It would find yourself being one music each 4 weeks or a batch of 12… I don’t know, it could possibly be something,” he concluded with a secretive smile.
Whereas writing and recording, the breakout star shall be making stops nationwide at revered music festivals. Tickets can be found for buy, here.