Jon Wolfe just released his latest single “Feels Like Country Music” to Texas radio where he has racked up an impressive string of No. 1 Singles on Billboard’s Texas Regional Radio chart and twelve consecutive Top Ten singles. We had the opportunity to chat with him about what makes Nashville so special. Check it out!
Thank you so much for talking with us Jon! What excites you most about the Nashville music scene right now? I feel like a lot of the young country artists that are coming out now are really focused on the traditional country sound. That’s where I’ve always focused my efforts, and it’s great to see that others are carrying that forward as well.
Do you remember your first trip to Nashville? I do! Believe it or not, it’s been 15 years ago now. George Strait’s nephew Trey Strait, was managing me at the time, and he took me out there to get my feet wet. I immediately felt like I had a lot of work to do! Haha. There are so many great talented singers and songwriters out there and it can be really intimidating. That first visit truly propelled me to work hard to prove myself within that scene.
Can you tell us about the story behind “Feels Like Country Music,'” and what fans expect from it? Are you writing for the next album? “Feels Like Country Music” is my new single and the title track to a five song EP that I released last June. Produced by Dave Brainard and recorded at the Sound Emporium. It was really the first project where I was able to work with a producer. Through the process Dave and I really found a common love of Traditional Country Music and I think what we created is something special. We’re going to keep the formula going for the next project as well. I guess you could say we’re in the song searching and writing zone now. Hoping to start recording by late summer.
Is there anything left on your musical bucket list? I think there will always be musical bucket list items on my list. I would have to say that playing the Grand Ole Opry is right there at the top!
What do you do on a day off in Nashville, no work allowed? Running trails at Percey Warner park and I’m always down for a late afternoon bar hop down on Broadway!
Favorite music store/venue in Nashville? My favorite music store would have to be Ernest Tubb record shop, of course! As for venues, I love playing the Exit/In.
Let’s Talk Nashville Favorites:
What’s your favorite place to eat: It may not be thought of as a restaurant in the traditional sense, but I love burgers and fries from Robert’s Western World.
Breakfast: Hermitage Café for me
Lunch: I’m an M.L. Rose fan
Dinner: I love Virago – I’m a sushi fan, so it’s a great dinner spot.
Place to get BBQ: Bar-b-cutie for me!
Nashville Hidden Restaurant Gem: Midtown café, for sure!
Best place to relax with a beer and listen to music: Robert’s Western World – I’ll saddle up with a cold beer, a burger, and some fries and listen to music til the wee hours of the night!
Finally, how do you stay connected with your fans? Social media of course is a big part of what we do to stay connected with folks. However, staying on the road and keeping a full tour schedule is most important to me. It’s the face to face that means the most in my opinion. There’s no substitute for the live show experience.