Last week, Jordan Davis and an eager Children's Hospital of Philadelphia patient (DJ Cotton Candy) joined in the video call that was broadcasted throughout the hospital. To kick things off, Jordan rocked us with a live performance of his first hit, Singles You Up. We then jumped into a quick game show, challenging Jordan to pick the best parts of his hometown (Louisiana) versus his new home (Nashville, Tennessee). After a good balance between the two, Louisiana ended up with the most points, just barely beating out Jordan’s new love of Nashville and Tennessee! Louisiana gumbo is just too hard to beat!
Callers started coming in, asking things like Jordan’s favorite musical inspirations to his favorite current day country artists (Brothers Osborne and Old Dominion). And of course, we had to find out his beard care routine, which is surprisingly complex! We ended the visit with DJ Cotton Candy quizzing Jordan with one more game. This time, we took popular songs and turned them into emojis! He had to guess which emojis matched with which song. Funny enough, the only one that stumped him, was his very own Slow Dance in a Parking Lot, which he then performed for us!
Following a virtual visit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Jordan hopped on a call with Seacrest Studios at Cincinnati Children’s! During his visit Jordan performed his first hit song, “Singles You Up” for patients and families watching from their rooms, and answered viewer questions. One caller, Madison, wanted to know what inspired Jordan to start a career in music and what we hoped to achieve with his music in the future. We learned that Jordan came from a very musical family and he hopes people will look back at his music someday and feel like he had some meaningful songs. His greatest hope? Fans will find songs to connect to like his current song, “Church in a Chevy."
Another patient asked, “Would you rather create a new holiday or a new sport?” Jordan responded with a definitive answer: A new holiday. It turns out Jordan is a huge fan of Christmas and starts decorating as soon as December 1st comes around, letting us know his favorite time of year is from December 1st to right after New Year’s.
Thank you, Jordan, for bringing some joy to patients and families at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children's. We cannot wait for him to be back on the road and to come visit us in person!