Jordan Davis Feeling ‘Blessed’ And ‘Grateful’ For Multiple ACM Awards Nominations [Exclusive]

Davis received four ACM Awards nominations, all acknowledging his multi-week No.1 hit, “Next Thing You Know.”


Madeleine O’Connell

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April 22, 2024


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Jordan Davis is heading into the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards with multiple nominations recognizing his sixth career No. 1, “Next Thing You Know.” 

Jordan Davis Earned Four ACM Awards Nominations

This year, he is vying for a win in the categories of Single of the Year, Song of the Year (as both an artist and songwriter), and Visual Media of the Year, all as a result of the multi-week No.1 tune that reflects on how fast live moves and the memories made along the way. 

The Louisiana native is going up against the top nominees of the night, Luke Combs, Megan Moroney and Morgan Wallen. Seeing his work placed beside his friends and tourmates makes this recognition that much more special for Davis. 

“Those guys, they’re all on fire. ‘Tennessee Orange’ was such a great song. Megan’s had such a great year. To be nominated with them is an honor,” Davis told Country Now. “I’ve said it before, the nomination is a win and everything after that is just extra. I’m so honored by the ACMs, honored by everyone that’s believed in that song and voted for that song.”

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Reflecting On His Musical Journey

As he went on to reflect on the honor of being recognized among his peers, Davis thought back to his early days, when something like winning a major music award felt almost like an impossible part of the dream. 

“Every time these award shows come around and I see my name in those categories, I remember just thinking, when I moved to town, all I wanted was one number one song. That was my goal,” he continued. “I thought that if I could just move to Nashville and have a number one song, that everything would be alright. So I’m blessed, and it’s crazy to think that we have another ACM and ‘Next Thing You Know’ is up for Song of the Year, which is so special to me. I’m grateful for it.”

Jordan Davis; Photo Provided
Jordan Davis; Photo Provided

If He Wins, He Plans To Display His Trophy Proudly

If he does take home any wins at this year’s star-studded event, Davis revealed that he plans to proudly display his trophy in his home for all to see. Not only would it be a reflection of his efforts, but also of his co-writers Chase McGill, Greylan James, and Josh Osborne, as well as the fans and everyone else who had a hand in turning this sentimental tune into a massive success. 

“It’ll be the first thing you see when you walk in my house,” he joked. “I’m proud of them. They’re hard to get. So definitely, the ACM would go right there. It becomes the centerpiece. And it’s not just me, it’s the writers of it, it’s the team behind it that made that song connect and reach as many people as it did…I think that’s kind of the coolest thing with those awards…it’s not really just a singular award. It’s me and the writers that are up there, but there’s just so many people that go into making these things go. It’s cool to look at that, and get a chance to reflect on that and say thank you to all those people. So it’s definitely getting a center spot.”

The 59th Academy of Country Music Awards will stream live exclusively on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch Live for a global audience on Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. PDT from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Tickets to attend the ACM Awards are available to purchase now.

Jordan Davis; Photo Provided
Jordan Davis; Photo Provided

In The Midst Of His Headlining The Damn Good Time World Tour

Along with the excitement of getting to be a part of “Country Music’s Party of the Year” on May 16, Davis also recently kicked off the next leg of his Damn Good Time World Tour. He wrapped up his time overseas on February 21 and enjoyed some much-needed downtime with his wife, Kristen, and their three kids before heading back on the road for the remainder of the run in the U.S. and Canada.  

“We have a little farm that we go to and just kind of decompress and hang out, spend some time together. So I spent a lot of March out there with them and just catching up on not seeing them for a month,” he shared of his family time. 

Davis, alongside his openers Ashley Cooke and Mitchell Tenpenny, celebrated opening night in Moline, IL on April 11, and the “Buy Dirt” singer says the experience has been “unreal” so far. 

“Having Mitchell Tenpenny and Ashley Cooke out with me makes it even better, but the crowds have been great, and the response has been great.”

Jordan Davis; Photo Provided
Jordan Davis; Photo Provided

He’s “Grateful” To Be Touring With Tenpenny and Cooke

This star-studded performance lineup is a long time coming, according to Davis, who shared that he and Tenpenny have been in talks about touring together for several years now. Additionally, Cooke has become a fast-rising star who has stood out to Davis for her remarkable abilities as a singer, songwriter, and performer.

“I just think Ashley is an absolute rock star. She was on a tour with us overseas and just absolutely crushed every night. And Mitchell and I have been buddies for, going on eight years now. So we’ve been talking about trying to get together and tour since we were doing bars and bands, driving around together, and playing shows. It’s just been two people that I’ve been really wanting to tour with and I’m glad that it worked out and that they said, yes. I’m grateful to both of them for being out here with me.”

Jordan Davis, Ashley Cooke, and Mitchell Tenpenny will be touring together throughout the summer and into the fall, when they bring the Damn Good Time World Tour to a close on October 20 in Abbottsford, BC. 

Fans can also catch Jordan Davis on select dates of Luke Combs‘ Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour throughout the summer.

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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.