Travis Denning

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Travis Denning
Denning playing at Zydeco in 2014
Denning playing at Zydeco in 2014
Background information
Born (1992-12-01) December 1, 1992 (age 28)[1]
Warner Robins, Georgia, U.S.
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2012–present
LabelsMercury Nashville

Travis Denning (born December 1, 1992) is an American country music singer and songwriter signed to UMG Nashville's Mercury Nashville label. He has charted with the singles "David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs" and "After a Few", the latter of which has reached number one on the United States Country Airplay chart.

Musical career[edit]

Denning was born on December 1, 1992 in Warner Robins, Georgia. He began pursuing his musical interests after listening to music with his father as a teenager, and released his first independent single in 2012, "Ready for Tonight".[1] After moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 2014, he got a publishing deal with RED Creative Group, which led to him writing songs for Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, and Chase Rice among others. After promoting himself on social media, he began performing as opening acts for Moore, Rice, and Lanco. In 2018, he signed to Mercury Nashville and released the single "David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs",[1] which has charted on Country Airplay. In 2019, Denning released his second single, "After a Few", which became a top ten hit on the Country Airplay chart. In May 2020, "After a Few" set a Billboard record by spending 60 weeks on the Country Airplay chart, breaking the previous record of 59 weeks, which had been set by Jimmie Allen's single "Make Me Want To".[2] The following month, it reached number one after 65 weeks on the chart, also setting a record for the slowest ascent to the top.[3]

"David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs" is based on Denning's real-life experiences with identity document forgery when he was underaged, and David Ashley Parker is a real person whose identity Denning used to buy beer and cigarettes when he was not old enough to do so legally.[4] Denning wrote the song with Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander.[5] Denning also co-wrote Michael Ray's 2019 single "Her World or Mine".

Denning has released his first extended play, titled Beer's Better Cold, on May 15, 2020.[6][7] "Where That Beer’s Been" was sent to radio as the second single off the EP in June 2020.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In February 2019, Denning began dating Madison Montgomery, the daughter of fellow country singer John Michael Montgomery.[9]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[10]
US Country
[11]
Beer's Better Cold 170
[12]
20

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Sales Album
US Country Songs
[13][14]
US Country Airplay
[13][14][15]
US
[16]
CAN Country
[17]
CAN
[18]
2018 "David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs" 37 32 Non-album single
2019 "After a Few" 7 1 31 2 59 Beer's Better Cold
2020 "Where That Beer’s Been"[8] 58
2021 "ABBY" 52

Music videos[edit]

Year Title
2018 "David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs"
2019 "After a Few"
"Tank of Gas and a Radio Song"
2020 "Sitting By A Fire"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Deming, Mark. "Travis Denning biography". Allmusic. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Country Update May 4, 2020" (PDF). Billboard. May 4, 2020. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  3. ^ "Country Update June 8, 2020" (PDF). Billboard. June 8, 2020. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  4. ^ Brickey, Kelly (March 31, 2018). "Travis Denning Changes His Identity on 'David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs'". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Travis Denning Releases Debut Single "David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs"". Universal Music Group Nashville. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Pearce, Drew. "Travis Denning Announces New EP, "Beer's Better Cold"". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Asker, Jim (June 18, 2020). "Travis Denning on His Record Rise to No. 1 With 'After a Few': 'It's Affirmation You're Doing Things Right'". Billboard.
  8. ^ a b Dukes, Billy (June 24, 2020). "Travis Denning's 'Where That Beer's Been' Is Made for Summer Fun [Listen]". Taste of Country.
  9. ^ Kruh, Nancy (February 14, 2020). "Five Things to Know About Travis Denning, Country's New Go-To Guy for a Good Time". People.com. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  10. ^ "Travis Denning, TLP". Billboard. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "Billboard Country Update - May 26, 2020" (PDF). Billboard.
  12. ^ https://twitter.com/billboardcharts/status/1265334895351664641
  13. ^ a b "Billboard Country Update" (PDF). Billboard. September 4, 2018. pp. 7, 16. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Billboard Country Update - June 8, 2020" (PDF). Billboard. June 8, 2020.
  15. ^ "Billboard Country Update - July 7, 2020" (PDF). Billboard. July 7, 2020.
  16. ^ "Travis+Denning, HSI". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  17. ^ "Billboard Canada Country Chart - May 30, 2020". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  18. ^ "Travis Denning, CAN". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  19. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 4, 2020). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Sales Chart: March 2, 2020". Rough Stock. Retrieved March 14, 2020.

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