Noah Gordon (singer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Noah Gordon
Birth name Noah Adrian Gordon
Born (1971-09-19) September 19, 1971 (age 42)[1]
Origin Sparta, Illinois, U.S.[1]
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, mandolin, drums
Years active 1995-present
Labels Patriot
Associated acts Phoenix

Noah Adrian Gordon (born September 19, 1971 in Sparta, Illinois) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He had been a musician since childhood, playing mandolin and drums in his parents' band, and he began playing drums for Randy Travis at age ten.[2]

After graduating high school, Gordon signed to Liberty Records sister label Patriot Records. There, he released his debut album I Need a Break on February 7, 1995. The album produced the single "The Blue Pages," which spent three weeks on the Billboard country charts, peaking at No. 68.[1] Billboard gave the album a positive review, saying that its opening track "may leave you with the impression that Gordon is yet another honky-tonk pretender," but considered the other tracks to be strongly written.[3] In January 1999, Gordon and Bryan Austin, also a former Patriot Records recording artist, founded a band called Phoenix.[4]

Gordon has written songs for other artists, including "You Still Own Me" by Johnny Reid (also released by Emerson Drive), "You Are" by John Michael Montgomery (also released by Chad Brock) and "The Call" by Matt Kennon. He also co-wrote and produced several tracks on Colt Ford's 2012 album Declaration of Independence.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
I Need a Break
  • Release date: February 7, 1995
  • Label: Liberty/Patriot

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country[1]
1994 "The Blue Pages" 68 I Need a Break
1995 "I Need a Break"

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1994 "The Blue Pages"[5] R. Brad Murano/Steven T. Miller
1995 "I Need a Break"[6] chris rogers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 165. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ John Bush. "Noah Gordon biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Album reviews". Billboard: 58. 11 March 1995. 
  4. ^ Fulmer, John (15 January 1999). "Bryan Austin hopes to strike country gold with new band Phoenix.". Tribune News Service. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Noah Gordon : The Blue Pages". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Noah Gordon : I Need A Break". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 29, 2011.