Stan Lynch of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers may have said it best – “It’s as if Don Henley, Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers met late one night at a Texas Roadhouse parking lot and beat the crap out of each other, and what came out was Jon Christopher Davis. He’s brains, hips and harmonies.”

JCD’s songs have been covered by Dolly Parton, Hal Ketchum, Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sherrie Austin, Rodney Atkins, Tammy Cochran and several indie artists. “Little Bird,” recorded by Sherrie Austin, peaked at number 4 on Billboard’s Top Country Singles Sales Chart. His music and raspy voice are often licensed for television.

JCD’s recorded for Warner Brothers, Sony and MCA Records, supplied background vocals on albums for Arista and Curb Records, and has been featured on/in ABC, CBS, FOX, CMT, the Style Network, Pentagon Network, CW Network, Oxygen Channel, USA Today, Billboard Magazine, Texas Highways and the Washington Post. USA Today called “The Bottom Line” “one of the most intriguing tracks from the past, present and near future.”

His discography includes work with Vince Gill, Radney Foster, Rodney Crowell, Steve Lukather (Toto), Stan Lynch (The Heartbreakers), Dann Huff (Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban) and David Z (Prince, Jonny Lang).

JCD’s shared the concert stage with Train, Daughtry, The Roots (Jimmy Fallon’s house band), Lyle Lovett, Jack Ingram, Radney Foster, Rodney Crowell, Hal Ketchum, Michael McDonald, Eddie Money, Poco, Pure Prairie League, Restless Heart, Kansas, REO Speedwagon and performed twice for President George W. Bush.

In 2004, his song, “Lone Star Attitude,” stayed on the Texas Music Chart for 6 months. In 2006, the album featuring “LSA” was picked up for national distribution by Palo Duro Records. “LSA” has since transitioned into a trademarked brand for the singer/songwriter (Lone Star Attitude® apparel stores at DFW International Airport and LSA Burger Co. in Denton, TX).

In 2009, JCD released “Demos From the Vault (1999-2009),” a 2-disk collection that includes the moving military tribute with Deryl Dodd, “The Boy I Left Behind,” which became the theme song for The American Fallen Soldiers Project. In 2010, JCD was awarded Song of the Year by the American Cancer Society for Relay For Life. In 2012, he was a featured artist on the critically acclaimed television show, Troubadour TX. In 2014, he put out “Last Night’s Dinner Party.” In 2018, he released the album, New Wind Blowing, featuring the singles, “Vinyl Revival,” “Sisters Do” and “Boom Box.”

JCD’s music is available at iTunes, Amazon, Pandora and Spotify.

He resides in McKinney, TX with his yoga instructor wife, Kelli, and daughter, Claire.

FAVORITE SHOWS: City Winery (NYC), Peju Province Winery (Napa Valley), Bellagio (Las Vegas), Gruene Hall (oldest dance hall in TX), Dosey Doe (Houston), AT&T Stadium (Arlington), Wales Manor & Winery (McKinney)

INFLUENCES: Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Eagles, John Fogerty, Bryan Adams, Jude Cole

LISTENING TO: Amos Lee, Ryan Adams, Marc Cohn, The War on Drugs