Country artist and songwriter Jarvis Redd is taking the music industry by storm and bringing a new sound to country music. The rising artist gained 800,000 TikTok followers in just one week and has received positive feedback from top artists, including the legendary Tim McGraw, Clay Walker, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Brett Young, and Brandy Norwood, to name a few.
Redd has also gained the attention of top music executive Tony Mercedes who discovered Redd on Facebook and signed him to his management company.
When it comes to the internet and its impact on the music business, Redd feels that it’s been a blessing for artists like himself—especially those who don’t have the connections or budget to take their craft to the next level.
“In the past, you would have to get discovered by A&R’s or shows like American Idol, but now all you have to do is showcase your talent on social media platforms like TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram. and you can potentially build a substantial following without spending a dime”, said Redd. “I feel that the internet has leveled the playing field for an independent artist to be competitive.”
Since becoming an artist, Redd has risen through the ranks and has caught the attention of major music artists, as well as Sony and the Country Music Association.
Redd has a country-based voice with shades of all different styles of music that he loves, including gospel soul, R&B, and blues. He was inspired by Tim McGraw’s talent to make the transition from gospel and R&B to country music.
Tim McGraw told the rising star, newcomer, “It’s so discerning to hear someone singing your song better than you.”
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Redd attended New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in theology. Not only talented at singing and song writing, he also plays the piano and some drums. Redd was an aspiring songwriter who wrote for many independent artists before embarking on his career as a solo artist.