Music has been a constant influence in the life of Cody Purvis from the beginning. Growing up in the town of North Garden, Virginia, Cody watched his parents perform ever since he was a young boy. “I knew at a very early age that music was going to be my career choice”, he says when he looks back on watching his parents. In addition to his parents, he lists traditional country artists like Merle Haggard, Vern Gosdin, and Conway Twitty as important influences on his career. He also credits Toby Keith and Garth Brooks as influences with regards to delivering high-energy performances.
Aside from music, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
“I love being out on the water and spending time with my friends! Can’t beat a warm day on the water with a cold beverage in hand!”
Cody released his self-titled first EP in 2011, and appeared on the USA Network program Real Country in 2018. Reflecting on his time on the show, Cody says:
“Real Country was one of the coolest things that I have ever gotten to be a part of. Met a lot of great artists that are now life long friends. It was a really good introduction to televised show business.”
What are some other career milestones that you’re most proud of?
“Being able to perform at The Ryman Auditorium here in Nashville is a dream for a lot of people… so being able to say that I’ve performed on that stage is a huge “trophy” of mine. Landing my management deal with The Erv Woolsey Company (George Strait) and becoming a part of the Red 11 booking agency roster are both huge accomplishments too!”
Another impactful milestone in Cody’s career is the release of his 2018 single “Drinkin’ Terms”, written by the team of Leah Turner, Jesse Rice, and Abram Dean. A song about not wanting to get back together with a former flame, it has surpassed 8 millions streams on Spotify. He loves performing the song live as he’s humbled by seeing people in the crowd singing along by heart with him.
“I’ve always heard people say around town, “all it takes is one song.” It has really opened a lot of doors for me and broadened my audience. I couldn’t be more thankful to everyone that has listened, shared and listened again, and especially thankful to Spotify for adding it to their playlists!”
Cody has been itching to get back to performing again, which is a big reason as to why he decided to record a music video for the acoustic version of “Drinkin’ Terms”. It will be released exclusively here on Nash In Tune this Friday, June 26th!
Cody Purvis – “Drinkin’ Terms”
What inspired you to make a music video for an acoustic version of the song?
“I was ready to perform again! Sitting around the house and not being able to go out and play my music has been devastating. Since I can’t physically be on stage to perform for people, quite yet, I wanted to bring them a performance they can watch from their homes.”
How does it feel to release this video for “Drinkin’ Terms”?
“It feels great! I am so thrilled that my team and I came up with the idea to make this video and find ways to be productive during these times.”
How else have you kept yourself busy during quarantine?
“Well, I ended up re-releasing my Boots On The Ground EP as all acoustic versions since we haven’t been able to get into the studio and work on the new project. That was a fun, safe way to be able to provide my fans with something “new” to listen to until the next project is done! “
What are you most looking forward to once social distancing restrictions are lifted?
“I can’t wait to get back on stage. See the fans. Feel the lights. Hear the screams. All of it.”
What else do you have coming down the pipeline?
“My management, producer and I have just finished up picking the new songs that we are going into the studio to record next week! New music is on the horizon and I am PUMPED!”
We are so excited to see the brand new acoustic music video of “Drinkin’ Terms”! We’ll be bringing you its debut exclusively this coming Friday. In the meantime, you can stream his aforementioned re-released Boots On The Ground EP below. Make sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as to subscribe to his YouTube channel!