Saturday, October 13 – Demontrond Stage
The best introduction to Jon Wolfe is the basic yet not so simple fact that he’s a country singer and songwriter. Country music, as it was, is and always should be, with boots firmly standing on the bedrock of tradition and an eye focused on taking it into the future. And that, as any fan of true country knows, is no simple proposition.
“At heart, it’s all about being a great singer and storyteller.”
Hence the other best introduction to Jon Wolfe is to hear him sing and share the stories in the songs he performs and writes. And to learn his life story — from small town Oklahoma to the bustling big city commodities trading floor to the dancehalls and honky-tonks of Texas and Oklahoma to Music Row, to give the highlights — and witness his faith in the power of music and determination to touch the hearts of others with something that means so much to him.
It’s world class country music from the American heartland, informed by the great singers that inspired Wolfe — like George Strait, Garth Brooks (a fellow Okie), Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson and Dwight Yoakam, to name a few — yet fired by his own contemporary energy and vision.
Wolfe’s music has been burning up the Texas Charts where he garnered six consecutive Top Ten singles(“Let A Country Boy Love You,” “That Girl In Texas,” “I Don’t Dance,” “It All Happened In A Honky Tonk,” “The Only Time You Call” and “What Are You Doin’ Right Now”), making Wolfe a “must see” act in the Texas touring scene.
“A seasoned performer, Wolfe has opened for some of country’s biggest stars and has played more than 400 live shows over the past four years. ”
His 2010 release, It All Happened In A Honky Tonk, became such a regional success that it was re-released as a Deluxe Edition by Warner Music Nashville in 2013. The album debuted at #34 on the Billboard Album Chart and has collectively sold 25,000 units.
2015’s Natural Man debuted #13 on iTunes, #25 on the Billboard chart, and #8 on the Nielsen SoundScan Top New Artist Albums Chart. It’s been loudly applauded and continues to sell and produce chart-topping singles. The 13-track collection merges Wolfe’s signature traditional sound, influenced by some of country music’s greatest legends, with an edgy, modern energy.
Jon Wolfe’s current single “Boots On A Dance Floor” hit No. 1 on the Texas Regional Radio Report. It’s Jon Wolfe’s 4th consecutive No.1 single! He’s risen to 77,000 monthly Spotify listeners and the single has 470,000 total Spotify streams and counting Added to Spotify’s “Texas Red Dirt” playlist (158,000 followers)
After lots of interest from many boot companies, Olathe Boot Company hopped on board as the “Boots on a Dance Floor” Tour’s official boots sponsor. Jon Wolfe gave away 30 pairs of their boots throughout the tour.
The tour hit over 30 cities from South Texas all the way to California. Highlights were sold out shows in Austin and Corpus Christi, and near sellouts in College Station and Tulsa, OK.
“Wolfe invites country music fans everywhere to dust off your boots, download or spin the single, and come see the electrifying live show that has everyone talking. The numbers don’t lie: Jon Wolfe is the torchbearer for country music.”
Saturday Texas Stage