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Texas Music Spotlight: Jon Wolfe

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If there is any one Texas Music artist poised on the edge of super stardom, it’s Jon Wolfe. His new album, “Any Night In Texas” is already making noise on Billboard and Texas Music charts. The first single, “Boots On A Dance Floor” reached No. 1 on the Texas Regional Radio Report. Now, the second release, “Baby This and Baby That” is on track to do the same. It sure looks like Jon Wolfe is leading the Texas Music pack and he shows no sign of slowing down.

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Born in Oklahoma, Jon started singing at an early age in his local church. He was first drawn to classic pop music until his stepfather introduced him to country music. After graduating college with a degree in finance, Wolfe began his career as a commodities trader. In 2003, he transferred from Chicago to Houston where he roomed with Texas-born singer/songwriter Hayes Carll. One night, Jon was invited on the tour bus following an Alabama show. An impromptu jam session with Tedd Gentry and John Rich inspired Jon to take the leap into the Texas Music scene. He started making the rounds at local honky tonks throughout Texas and Oklahoma and landed a record deal with a Nashville recording company in 2006. Perhaps fortuitously, the company went out of business before the record was released and Jon returned to Texas to lick his wounds.

Reintroduction

Texas Country Music artist Jon Wolfe

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Over the next few years, Jon continued writing music and touring the Texas honky tonk circuit. A 2010 gig at South by Southwest in Austin landed him a new management team. He subsequently self-released “It All Happened in a Honky Tonk.” The album produced five top-ten singles, including “That Girl In Texas” and “I Don’t Dance”. When Wolfe signed with Warner Bros. in 2013, the album was re-released as a deluxe edition. It featured three bonus tracks: “I’ll Take My Chances,” “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and “That’s Not Very Texas Of You.” The album collectively has sold over 25,000 units to date and firmly established Jon as a leader of the pack.

Natural Progression

Texas Country Music artist Jon Wolfe
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