A native of Loganville, Georgia, singer/songwriter Jon Langston began playing guitar in his early teens, gravitating toward football in his college years. After some injuries left him sidelined, he rekindled his interest in country music and began writing songs that he played for friends, and posted on YouTube. Encouraged by his music's reception, he contacted producer Josh Manuel and headed to Atlanta to record his first EP, Young & Reckless, which he self-released in 2013. Citing both country and rock influences from George Strait to Staind, Langston's first few songs fared well on the iTunes country charts and he soon found himself opening shows for bro-country artist Chase Rice. He followed up with a second EP in late 2013, which featured the feel-good single "Runnin' on Sunshine," co-written by fellow Georgian and former Voice contestant Jordan Rager. Following his ambitions, Langston moved to Nashville, releasing the single "Party Boots" in 2014, followed by his third EP, Showtime. Released in May 2015, Showtime would prove to be Langston's first breakout reaching number 26 on Billboard's Top Country Album's chart. Wasting no time, he followed up that December with a self-titled EP faring equally well on the charts. Displaying his range, Langston next appeared on a 2016 track by Atlanta-based metalcore band Issues. ~ Timothy Monger
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