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Jamie Davis (musician)

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Jamie Davis
Birth nameJames Lee Davis III
Born (1983-09-03) September 3, 1983 (age 40)
Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.
OriginRienzi, Mississippi, U.S.
GenresCountry, soul, Southern rock, blues rock, folk rock, pop
Occupation(s)Singer, guitarist
Instrument(s)Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Years active2005-present

James Lee Davis III (born September 3, 1983) is an American country/soul/Southern rock musician. He is best known as lead singer, guitarist, and principal songwriter of Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy, the band notable for its 2006 single "Mississippi Moonshine".[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was born as James Lee Davis III in Tupelo, Mississippi, and grew up in Booneville. He is the eldest of three children born to Angela Cook Hughes and James "Jim" Davis, Jr. He attended Northeast Community College and Mississippi State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business.[2] Davis is a Republican, although he supported then-Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) in 2008. He was married in October 2013 to Maria Davis and has two children.

Musical career[edit]

Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy[edit]

Davis and Dan Isbell, former member of Christian rock group Wavorly, founded Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy while attending Mississippi State University. The rotating band lineup solidified in 2005 with the addition of highly acclaimed Starkville-area musicians John Staggers (drums), Mitch Shurden (bass), and Jerry Carnathan (lead guitar). The band's current members are:[3]

  • Jamie Davis, lead vocals, guitar[4]
  • Jerry Carnathan, vocals, lead guitar
  • Lee Graham, bass
  • Dustin Nunley, vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo
  • John Staggers, drums

Former members:

  • Dustin Childers, current manager/booking agent, lead guitar until 2005
  • Dan Isbell, vocals, guitar until 2014
  • Josh Mallard, drums until 2005
  • Mitch Shurden, bass 2005-2009
  • Jason Herndon, bass until 2005


In 2020, Davis co-wrote "My Kinda Folk" along with Ray Fulcher, Dan Isbell, Dustin Nunley and Luke Combs.[5] The song was released on August 20, 2020 on the deluxe album, What You See Ain't Always What You Get. On June 16, 2022, Luke Combs released "The Kind of Love We Make" written by Davis, Dan Isbell, Reid Isbell and Luke Combs.[6] The song debuted at number 18 on the Billboard County Airplay chart dated June 25, 2022.[7]


  • 2006 - Mississippi Moonshine[4]
  • 2010 - The Blue Album[8]
  • 2015 - Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy (informally, The Green Album) produced by Mac McAnally


  1. ^ "Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy". Primesourceentertainment.com. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  2. ^ "The Band". Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy - The Band. The Official Website of Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "Scene Now". NEMS360.com. Archived from the original on March 19, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Nalley, Steven. "Jamie Davis and Soul Gravy Return to Starkville". Starkville Daily News. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Bonaguro, Alison (October 26, 2020). "How Luke Combs' Guitar Tech Ended Up With This Songwriting Credit". CMT.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2022. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  6. ^ Freeman, Jon (June 17, 2022). "Luke Combs Shows off His Soulful Side in New Song 'The Kind of Love We Make'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  7. ^ Asker, Jim (June 20, 2022). "Carrier Underwood Shines On Top Country Albums; Bailey Zimmerman Blasts In On Hot Country Songs" (PDF). Billboard Country Airplay. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  8. ^ "The Blue Album by Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy". The Blue Album. iTunes. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2011.

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