Jordan Rager ‘Got Pretty Fired Up’ When He First Heard Himself on the Radio
Jordan Rager first found his way into the national spotlight in 2012, when he took part in Season 2 of The Voice in 2012, landing on Blake Shelton's team before being eliminated during the show's Battle Rounds. His debut single, "Southern Boy," a collaboration with friend and fellow artist Jason Aldean, dropped in 2016.
Below, Rager recalls the moment he heard himself on country radio for the very first time. It's a memory made in his hometown, with some of the people who have watched his career progress from the very start.
I was in my hometown of Loganville, Ga. I didn’t know what to think at first. Being with my family, I figured my mom or dad [had] started playing it on their phones.
Once I realized it was on the radio I got pretty fired up. Mom was crying, Dad was giving me high fives from the front seat; it was great.
It was on my hometown radio station that I grew up listening to -- that was pretty cool. Also, we were on the way to my mom’s birthday dinner, so I had my whole family with me at the time.