Jordan Davis Bids Farewell To Dierks Bentley’s Gravel & Gold Tour, Readies Upcoming Headlining Run

The country star’s Damn Good Time Tour kicks off this week.


Madeleine O’Connell

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August 29, 2023


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Jordan Davis, Dierks Bentley; Photo Courtesy Instagram

Jordan Davis has spent the last few months serving as direct support on Dierks Bentley’s Gravel & Gold Tour, which officially came to an end on August 26. Before launching his own headlining run in just a few days, the country star took to social media to bid farewell to all the memories he made during the summer trek with Bentley.  

Davis’ recent Instagram post features a slideshow of candid photos and videos captured both on stage and backstage that highlight a few significant moments of the Gravel & Gold Tour. Then in his caption, the “What My World Spins Around” singer reflected on the memorable experience by sharing his appreciation for Bentley, his crew and Bentley’s ‘90s country comedy band, Hot Country Knights, who made a surprise appearance on the final night of the trek.

“Hated to see the “Gravel & Gold Tour” end, they don’t get any better than Dierks Bentley,” Davis wrote. “Grateful to the entire @dierksbentley band and crew for a hell of a summer and for allowing us to tag along, it was fun to watch y’all put on a masterclass every night…And sorry we couldn’t stop the @hotcountryknights from interrupting y’all’s show last night.”

The Hot Country Knights’ official Instagram account also shared a glimpse into the hilarious moment when they joined Davis on stage during his delivery of his award-winning hit single, “Buy Dirt.” Bentley, who serves as the frontman for the band under the comedic persona Douglas ‘Doug’ Dougalson, made his way next to Davis and pulled a banana out of his pants. Simultaneously, his bandmates began playing a game of pickleball in the background, which in turn caused an uproar of laughter from the audience.

The clip was paired with a caption that read, “Thanks to @jordandavisofficial for inviting the Knights out to close his show. He knows what the crowd wants!”

Named after Bentley’s 10th studio album, the Gravel & Gold Tour kicked off on June 1 and hit a total of 28 cities before coming to a close on August 26 at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, WA.

Along with Davis, the trek featured a diverse group of special guests that joined Bentley on select dates including Elle King, Tracy Lawrence, Tyler Braden, Caylee Hammack, Hot Country Knights, Kameron Marlowe, The Cadillac Three, The Red Clay Strays, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Shane Smith & the Saints, Caitlyn Smith and Hailey Whitters.

Next up, Jordan Davis will hit the road for his DAMN GOOD TIME Tour. Throughout the fall, the multi-platinum, CMA award-winning entertainer will play his largest venues to date as a headliner in support of his latest album, Bluebird Days.

The upcoming stint of shows will kick off this August 31 in Atlanta, GA at the Roxy before heading to Nashville on Labor Day Weekend. Davis will hit several more major cities like Philadelphia (10/5), New York (10/6) and Boston (10/7) before wrapping in Las Vegas on October 21.

Tour openers include Avery Anna, Gabby Barrett, Danielle Bradberry, Flatland Calvary, Greylan James, Dylan Marlowe, Kameron Marlowe, Mike Ryan, Connor Smith and Georgia Webster on select dates. 

In the midst of his busy touring schedule, Davis is also juggling being a husband to his wife, Kristen, and a dad to their three kids. This has become an especially challenging task now that the pair have a newborn son named Elijah Patrick, whom they welcomed into the world in June. 

On Thursday, June 15, the country singer took to social media to share a black and white photo of his baby boy holding onto his fingers, revealing that his wife has given birth to their third child. 

His caption read, “God is good! My son Elijah Patrick is in the world…His momma did incredible in getting him here and we hope to get him home to his brother and sister soon.”

During Davis’ recent No. 1 party for the fan-favorite tune, “Next Thing You Know,” he reflected on adding a new addition to their family and also got candid about the difficulty of balancing his responsibilities as a parent and an artist. 

“Life’s pretty crazy right now, especially in like where we’re at in the touring season. I mean, it’s just like the throes of touring, so it’s like you’re gone from home 100+ dates, most of the time 150, and that’s half the year you don’t get to see the kiddos,” he shared. 

Davis went on to explain that being away from home so often means unfortunately having to miss out on milestones with his family. He’s currently living out the narrative of his song “Next Thing You Know,” which illustrates how fast life moves, especially with young ones growing at a rapid speed. 

“Even my son who’s about to turn two, they change so much in this era, in that first year of life, you know and now the second you leave for a week, you come back and he’s got five new words. It just changes so quick, and you can’t get those moments back. Baby number three kind of heightened the antennas for an idea like ‘Next Thing You Know,’ my kids are gonna be 18 and going to college.”

Jordan Davis and Family; Photo by Brigette Billups Photography
Jordan Davis and Family; Photo by Brigette Billups Photography

On top of having a nearly three-month-old baby, the couple are also parents to their 3-year-old daughter Eloise Larkin and their son Locklan Joseph, who arrived on September 4, 2021.   

Jordan Davis is next scheduled to perform on August 31 in Atlanta, GA for the opening date of his Damn Good Time Tour. 

For a full list of Jordan Davis’ tour dates, click here

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.