This is a true story, and it happened just this way. I got a phone call from my old friend Kidd Manning, a popular broadcaster in our West Texas area. I’ve always respected Kidd’s handle on the Texas Music scene, so I mentioned to him that like always, we were looking for Texan singer / songwriters for our Free Range Talent file segments. Kidd did not bat an eye. He said, “I’ve got someone for you, and this kid is going to blow you away.”
He told me about Jordan Robert Kirk and I was a little embarrassed to say that I didn’t know about this new talent. Kidd Manning put this fresh, young singer in touch with us and when I heard his music and visited with him on the phone for a little while, we moved on this guy immediately.
He is a young fourth generation farmer living out around Idalou, Texas. He received a degree in Engineering at Texas Tech, but has decided to make music his career. That is … when his dad lets him off the tractor.
In all honesty, first I will tell you that he has a tremendous attitude, but beyond that, his talent knocks us down! He writes great music and when he starts to sing, it sounds like he should be on the stage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Jordan Robert Kirk is one of the best examples of why we created the Free Range Talent file.
Episode 23 of our Podcast, released a day early on the evening of Wednesday, July 3rd, is not to be missed. Our prediction is Jordan Robert Kirk is going places, and a lot of you will have heard him here first.