John David Kent

#CMchat is excited to kick off October with our John David Kent as our 4th #CMchat #OneToWatch.  We’ll be highlighting Up & Coming New Artists every Wednesday! I am hoping this will be a great way to recognize and introduce you to some amazing new artists!

Seasoned troubadour John David Kent is teaming up with Thirty Tigers for the distribution of his sophomore album Before The Sun Comes Up (Blackland/Roustabout Records).

“Thirty Tigers allows us to broaden our reach and we could not be more excited to work with their team of experts,” says Kent.  “It’s really a perfect fit as I continue to take the next steps in my career.”

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Before The Sun Comes Up was recorded at Matchbook Studios in Austin, TX with world-renowned producer, Dwight Baker, (Kelly Clarkson, David Archuleta, Bob Schneider) at the helm. The result of the recording process is a collection of material that balances commercial appeal and raw energy, a feat JDK has eloquently mastered over the last couple of years.

To listen to the new single and stream the entire new album click HERE.

Although this is only JDK’s second release as a front man, he has already experienced a whirlwind of success with a resume that contends the biggest names in country music.  At age 16, he was signed to a major label with alt-rock band, Radish. During that time, he traveled and played throughout the world and appeared on both Letterman and Conan. After embarking on his solo career, Kent built his own studio, started his own record label, formed a new band whose first full-length record spawned three top 20 singles on the Texas charts and a hit video on CMT Pure Country.

For more information and to keep up with JDK on the road visit:

John David Kent Before The Sun Comes Up Track Listing:

  1. Country Twang
  2. Before The Sun Comes Up
  3. Fight For You
  4. A Little Less Lonely
  5. Leaving Without You
  6. Last Call
  7. Struck A Nerve
  8. Should’ve Just Let Me Go
  9. Free To Drive
  10. Until We Turn Around

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