Texas singer-songwriter Hunter Tynan Davis is giving The Boot's readers a first listen to his new song "Best Is Yet to Come." Press play below to hear the optimistic tune.

Davis tells The Boot that "perpetual optimism and self-actualization emanate out of every word, verse and chorus" of "Best Is Yet to Come" -- and, well, he's right. Over a light, acoustic guitar-driven melody, Davis sings in the chorus, "You know you've only just begun to show / You'd rather fight than run / Well, the war ain't won, and the battle ain't done / Got a long way to go / But the best is yet to come ..."

"Lyrically, the positive direction is intentional and motivating," Davis adds, "while the acoustic guitar riffs happily counterpoint the straightforward Americana / rock vibe provided by a steadfast rhythm section."

Guitarist Daniel Donato plays on "Best Is Yet to Come," which was produced by Ken Coomer of the alt-rock band Wilco. The song comes from Ferris Wheel, a new album that Davis plans to release in early 2019.

Born on the Gulf of Mexico, Davis grew up on his grandfather's shrimping boat, before his parents somewhat-settled in southeastern Texas. His father's side is athletic -- his grandpa, Walter Buddy Davis, played in the NBA and won the gold medal in men's high jump at the 1952 Olympics, while his father also played basketball -- and Davis played Division I college football before moving back to Texas to pursue a music degree. He moved to Nashville in 2011, to both attend Tennessee State University and further his music career.

“When I started songwriting, it was like I was taking over the family business,” explains Davis, whose dad wrote songs as well. “It was very seamless in its transition.”

To learn more about Davis, fans can visit HunterTynanDavis.com.

Listen to Hunter Tynan Davis, "Best Is Yet to Come"