Cody Purvis sometimes walks down Music City’s famed Lower Broad listening to the myriad of songs pouring onto the historic street. Like thousands of other music lovers who flock there, he finds himself drawn to the “real country music.” “I love walking down Broadway and thinking about all the real country singers who have walked that same street. Those are the people who are my musical influences.”
When Purvis first moved to Nashville, he had to be content to listen from the street as he was not of age to enter the fabled honkytonks. Still, he paid dues searching out and singing at any venue available. Now, at 22, he can point to the silhouette of the Ryman Auditorium and remember the night he performed a song standing on the wooden boards of that hallowed stage.
The Charlottesville, Virginia native’s earliest memories are of listening to his parents as they performed in country music bands. “I wanted to follow in their footsteps and country music was something that rang true for me.” He wore out 5 karaoke machines by the time he entered middle school; fronted his own band to perform around the Charlottesville area; and won Brooks and Dunn tickets at a singing contest, until promoters learned the 6’6” singer was still a teenager and could not be awarded the prize
Purvis recently finished his EP, “Southern Thang,” which is available on iTunes. He searched for songs from the best of Nashville’s songwriting community, including award winners Dallas Davidson, Josh Hoge, and Thomas Rhett. These tunesmiths were eager to give their more traditional songs a voice and, to them, Purvis is that voice.
“The amount of people who are playing ‘country’ music these days is very slim. But it’s the kind of music I grew up on and I know there’s still a demand for it. I want to provide for that demand. Those listeners are my audience.”
Getting warmed up at Swingin' Doors downtown Nashville. Come on down!
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A big thank you and massive respect to @bergenfieldpd @bobby_172 @wendy6272 @stevenwesley9294 @aaronsilvey Tommy Barnes Ram Travino and everybody else that made last weekend one of the best weekends of my life. I didn't know what I was getting into, but as soon as I was asked to be a part of this benefit, it was an absolute no brainer. Military, police, fire fighters, and any other individual/group of individuals that serve and protect this country to make it a better place will always have my utmost respect and time. See y'all again soon! Always remember and respect your active men and women. Be careful and much love.
- Cody Purvis
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Haven't been to Panama City Beach in a while....how about June 30 - July 2? Playing at Sharky's Beachfront Restaurant....mark your calendars!
Nashville...playing rooftop at Swingin' Doors Saloon today from 2-6. Come see me!
Nashville - I'm doing the VIP party for the Thomas Rhett show Friday night at Ascend Amphitheater! VIP tickets are $230 and gets you VIP Club Access, VIP Parking, and a seat in the first 10 rows! My band and I are playing in the VIP Club an hour before the opening act from 6-7 pm and after Thomas finishes! Come see us!