Jordan Davis Earns Fifth No.1 With ‘What My World Spins Around,’ Says ‘It’s Crazy’
Jordan Davis earned his fifth career No.1 this week as his latest single, “What My World Spins Around,” tops both…
Jordan Davis; Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC
Jordan Davis earned his fifth career No.1 this week as his latest single, “What My World Spins Around,” tops both the Billboard and MediaBase Country Airplay charts.
Davis was duck hunting in Arkansas when he received the good news and took to social media to share a message of gratitude.
“Just found out that ‘What My World Spins Around’ is my fifth number one single. Thank you so much country radio. Thank y’all for supporting this song,” he shared. “It’s crazy. I can’t believe I’m sitting here celebrating my fifth number one… Thank y’all so much.”
Davis co-wrote the song alongside Ryan Hurd and Matt Dragstrem and first debuted the track during an appearance on The Today Show.
“What My World Spins Around” garnered an immediate reaction from fans, something Davis was quick to take notice of.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a song take off like ‘World Spins,’” the Louisiana native shared with Country Now and other media outlets last year. “Ever since we teased it the first time, I feel like I get messages weekly asking, ‘when’s that song coming out you put out a couple months ago?’ It definitely gives you a little more confidence going into it.”
While writing the song, the co-writers drew upon their life experiences and thought about how the things that are important to them changed over time.
“The things that my world revolved around were sports, football, huntin’ and fishing. That was priority number one in everything. When me and Kristen had just started dating, it was music…That probably took priority sometimes,” he shared.
As a father of two, Davis understands how one’s priorities begin to shift after having children. So, he drew upon his personal life when crafting the lyrics.
“To have ‘What My World Spins Around,’ it could be the kiddos showing up, but I’m kinda like, everything I do now is because of them and for Kristen,” he added. “I think that’s one reason I like this song so much, it’s such a look back on what I used to be about to what I am now. I think Matt and Ryan both can relate to that as well.”
The song hit the top of the charts just weeks before the release of Jordan Davis’ brand new album, Bluebird Days. The project, out February 17, will feature “What My World Spins Around,” as well as previously released tracks “Next Thing You Know,” “Midnight Crisis” featuring Danielle Bradbery, “Part of It,” and more.
Davis says the project reflects his current life.
“It’s been an evolution, and not just from a songwriting standpoint,” Davis shared about the project and teaming up with Producer Paul DiGiovanni. “Everything matches the song…letting the song be a song and letting the lyrics lead it. Nothing feels forced. To me, it’s an album expressing exactly where I’m at right now.”
Davis has a busy year planned for 2023. Soon, he’ll be hitting the road with Thomas Rhett on the Canadian leg of the Bring The Bar To You Tour. The trek kicks off in Vancouver on February 9, 2023 and will visit various cities around Canada through February 25.
Jordan Davis will then hop over the pond for C2C Festival. He’ll also visit Australia this spring.
Bluebird Days will be released on Friday, February 17. The album is available for pre-order now.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.