In 2016, Jordan Rager professed his small-town bona fides on “Country Boy,” a collaboration with Jason Aldean. Now, the Georgia native continues that narrative on his latest single, “Georgia Boy.”
A celebration of his home state, the song — written by Michael Whitworth, Andy Albert and Dave Pittenger — summons the imagery of Georgia, from its crops to its famous red dirt. “You can take me out of my home sweet home /a two-light town where the pecan groves grow,” sings Rager, just the latest in a long line of Georiga country artists, from Aldean to Cole Swindell. “You can wash that clay off all four tires / but that old sweet song is always on my mind.”
Formerly signed to Broken Bow Records, where he crossed paths with Aldean, Rager is now on the roster of Riser House Entertainment, the home to burgeoning outlaw-country artist Dillon Carmichael. In December, Rager will play a pair of end-of-year shows at Eddie’s Attic — in his native Georgia.