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Black River signs Davis

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – One month after receiving a publishing deal, Jacob Davis received a surprise - a recording contract from Black River Entertainment.

At a private party for his fan club, the Jacob Davis Squad, singer/songwriter Davis was surprised with a record deal to Black River Entertainment by CEO Gordon Kerr on June 10.

Davis had signed on with the group a month prior as a songwriter but Kerr went onto offer him a contract.

"I could not be happier to be part of this family," Davis said. "It's going to be awesome."

Davis, a Shreveport, La., native, was "raised on 90's country music." After graduating with a degree in environmental science from Louisiana State University, he spent a year working for an oil and gas company. "I knew about a month into that job that I didn't need to be doing it. I hated it at times, but it wasn't just that. I knew at that time in my life that I needed to be playing music," Davis said on his web site.

He quit to move to Nashville at age 23. "I knew if I didn't do it then, I wouldn't. Music was everything." Davis initially signed a publishing deal with Wrensong/Reynsong Music.

Black River is the home to Kelsea Ballerini, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler and Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots.

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