Jeremy Studdard has the kind of country voice that’ll catch on the heartworn splinters of a broken relationship one minute, then capture the passion of a newly forged one the next. In fact, that’s just about the order of affairs, so to speak, in his debut singles, “Your Heart or Mine” and “Barely Breathing.” He released the first one, written by Jerry Glidewell and Chad Roland, last April; the second one, penned by Chase Yaklin (aka Chase Bryant), Derek George (Bryan White, Randy Houser, Darius Rucker) and Tim Owens (Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire) released a couple of months later, and his current Radio Single, “All Nighter”, written by Studdard himself along with Justin David, is climbing the Texas Radio charts now.
Studdard, who hails from Tishomingo, Oklahoma (Blake Shelton’s native turf), built a name for himself as the lead singer of a regionally successful touring band, which he fronted for six years before going solo. His debut album, “On my Own” was produced by Casey Wood and recorded at the Insanery in Nashville, and he is already at work on more tracks for his next album. Influenced by “the best of 90s country” — George Strait, Keith Whitley, Travis Tritt and Hank Williams Jr., to name a few — Studdard is a staunch advocate for “real” country, the kind with actual fiddle, no synthesized beats and honest, relatable stories. And that’s what he sings.