Zero Mile and Peachtree Entertainment Presents
Jobe Fortner & Drew Parker
Fri · March 22, 2019
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
40 Watt Club
$13.00 - $16.00
This event is 18 and overhttp://www.georgiatheatre.com/event/1818993/
Coming from a small, unincorporated town of Stewart, Georgia (located in Covington, Georgia), Parker began singing at age 3 in front of small church crowds. Over the years, he began to build his confidence and, at age 14, he decided to pick up a guitar and teach himself how to play songs from his inspirations, such as Keith Whitley, Daryle Singletary, Eric Church, Tim Mcgraw and more.
Parker made the move from his small town in Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee in 2015 and signed a publishing deal in September of 2017.
During the time he has lived in Nashville, Parker has earned the opportunity to open up for Brett Eldredge, Alabama, Dwight Yoakam, Aaron Watson, Craig Campbell, Aaron Lewis and even toured with A-List country artist Luke Combs on his ‘Don’t Tempt Me With A Good Time’ tour in Spring of 2018 and was also a co-writer on Combs’ debut platinum record “This Ones For You”. Joining the tour helped to celebrate Parker’s Debut Self-Titled EP that released in February prior, of which includes songs entitled, “California Ain’t For Ya,” and “Just Asking.”
Aside from his cowboy hat and boots, Drew Parker is the definition of true country. He is genuine, honest, and carries an old soul that resonates with many. He is on the rise and sees no end….
At the age of three, he stood on a stool in front of his local church congregation and sang "Jesus Loves Me." Little did he know a passion for music was born inside him that day that continues to grow.
At the age of ten, he earned the title of "CES Idol" at Cook Elementary School which was a spin-off of American Idol. The contestants sang weekly, and the votes of the school body was the process of elimination. For his final performance, he sang "God Bless the USA" for a crowd of approximately 1,400 students. He sang at local talent shows, fund-raising events, and anywhere else that needed entertainment.
As his teenage years began to unfold, he started playing guitar and became the drummer for the adult choir at the same church where he made his first debut. Also, he was a soloist for his high school chorus all four years where he sang many genres of music.
During his high school years, Jordan would drive out to a field, sit on the tailgate of his truck with a guitar, and write his songs. They are the real life adventures of a country boy in his country town.
And now a word from the artist himself:
First and foremost, I would like to thank the LORD for giving me the ability to sing. It's always been a dream of mine to release my own music, and to see it happen is an unbelievable blessing. I would like to recognize Gary DiBenedetto, Steve Cummings, Jason Roller, Julie Gandy, and Rick Lipscomb. It was their incredible work, along with the support of my family and friends, that made this project possible. Thank you for purchasing the Dust in the Tail Lights EP. I hope you will relate to it, share it, and most of all, enjoy it. - Jordan Rowe
40 Watt Club
285 West Washington St
Athens, GA, 30601