NOTES ON A SOUTHERN SONGWRITER
2013 finds Patrick Davis in the midst of diligently writing, recording & producing music for both himself and others. Davis’ near constant writing, playing & recording schedule has garnered hit songs, ever growing crowds & musical collaborations with industry heavyweights.
Patrick’s song “Where I’m From”, co-written with co-writer Joe Leathers, was released to country radio by rising country music star Jason Michael Carroll in 2009 and made it all the way to Country Radio’s Top 10. Davis also has the closing track, “Be Wary of a Woman” on Darius Rucker’s debut Capitol Records release “Learn to Live”, which hit #1 on the Billboard Country Music Chart & has sold over 1.8 million copies, the song “Love I’ve Found in You” on the double platinum Lady Antebellum album “Own the night”, 11 songs co-written with Jewel on her latest release “The Merry Goes Round”, the beautiful “So Sweet” on Sony Recording Artist Casey James’ debut release, multiple tracks on an upcoming project by Texan Pat Green and 2 co-writes on legendary singer songwriter Guy Clark’s latest album “Somedays the Song Writes You”.
Over the past few years Patrick has scaled back his touring itinerary to only headlining shows in select markets in the Southeast, but has in years past not only toured the Southeast, but much of the country as a support act for Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Pat Green, Jewel and other well known acts.
Patrick recently began producing music for others with his 1st released production project being a 2010 Christmas EP for Jason Michael Carroll titled “Christmas on the Farm”, which including the title track & holiday single “Christmas on the Farm”, a song Davis co-wrote with friend & collaborator Rhett Akins. Davis’ next big production project was also with Jason Michael Carroll & was a full length album released through Crackerbarrel Records in July of 2011, with a debut single titled “Numbers” (co-written by Patrick) getting strong airplay throughout the country.
Patrick was originally signed to EMI Music Publishing in 2006 (Davis now writes for Warner Chappell Publishing) and since that signing has earned nearly 40 cuts by the aforementioned Carroll, Green, Jewel, Rucker, Guy Clark, Lady Antebellum, Josh Kelley, American Idol alumni Casey James, former Sony Nashville Artist Caitlin & Will, former BR549 front man Chuck Meade, Texas legend Cory Morrow, Texas artist Django Walker and others.
Patrick pens tunes with a wide range of artists and writers, including Lady Antebellum, Jewel, Kristian Bush, Steel Magnolia, Robert Randolph, James Otto, Matt Kearney, Casey James, Whitney Duncan, Josh Kelley, Guy Clark, Julianne Hough, Dallas Davidson, Jason Michael Carroll, JT Harding, Dave Berg, David Wilcox, Radney Foster, Darius Rucker, David Lee, Pat Green, Jewel, Cory Morrow, Brett James, Jeffrey Steele, Tim Nichols and many of the top songwriters in Nashville, NY, LA and Texas.
Patrick got his professional start in songwriting in 2005 with 2 co-writes on Texan Cory Morrow’s “Nothing Left To Hide” album and then followed that up with 4 tracks on Pat Green’s 2006 major label release “Cannonball”, including the critically acclaimed single “Dixie Lullaby”, which had a successful run on the Country Radio Charts in 2007.
Patrick’s 1st album, Chances Are, was produced by Mark Bryan, guitarist for Hootie and the Blowfish, and was released independently in late 2003. Davis’ 2nd proper release was called, NUMBERS, & was released digitally on Dec. 21st, 2010. Davis’s latest project, released July 20th, 2012, is a 6 song EP titled “The Cuts – Volume One” and it highlights songs written by Patrick that had previously only been recorded by other artist, such as Lady Antebellum, Pat Green, Darius Rucker & others.
Before signing his publishing deal in 2006, Patrick played nearly 200 dates each year.
Playing music is the only job he has ever had.
Patrick learned to play the guitar in high school and was influenced from a young age by his father, Rusty Davis, a guitar player and local music shop owner.
Originally from Camden, SC, Patrick Davis has lived in Nashville, TN since 2002.
Patrick loves the South Carolina Gamecocks, Dallas Cowboys & Atlanta Braves.