Exclusive: Jordan Fletcher talks ‘Death and Taxes’

Country singer/songwriter releases debut radio single

Jacksonville-born and Nashville-based singer/songwriter Jordan Fletcher conveys his personal story with play-by-play urgency and intense attention to detail. All of the songs Fletcher sings are 100% autobiographical and delivered as soulful country, spiked with a light-hearted rock spirit that brings hard-fought life lessons to the masses through honest songwriting.

Fletcher recently released his debut radio single, “Death and Taxes,” which was produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell). The song is a follow up to his critically acclaimed Cobb-produced debut EP, True Stories, released earlier this year via Triple Tigers Records.

Throughout Fletcher’s music, you’ll get to know him not only as a songwriter, but also as a dad, a husband, a surfer, and a believer. After racking up millions of streams independently, garnering radio play on SiriusXM’s The Highway, and canvasing the country with the likes of Muscadine Bloodline and Kip Moore, this approach defines a series of 2021 singles and his forthcoming full-length debut album for Triple Tigers.

Buddy: I know your songs are 100% autobiographical, but what inspired the song “Death and Taxes?”

Jordan Fletcher: “Death and Taxes” came from advice my dad gave me growing up that I want to pass on to my son.

Buddy: Why was it chosen as your first single to radio?

JF: The reason I started writing this album was to create something to give to my son in case something ever happened to me… kinda morbid but my dad passed when I was a kid and I’m still trying to figure stuff out about him so when we found out we were having a kid, my mind couldn’t help but go there. When we wrote “Death And Taxes,” I felt like it summed up the whole purpose of the project so it seemed like the perfect first single.

Buddy: You’re the first new artist signed to Triple Tigers in three years. What was your motivation to sign after having so much independent success?

JF: It was a no brainer, Triple Tigers’ reputation says it all. And they’re so selective with the artists they sign I was just blown away they pursued me.

Buddy: Any details on your full-length debut with Triple Tigers?

It’s a 10 song autobiography. We recorded it with Dave Cobb at RCA Studio A and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out.

Buddy: How has your career changed since being back on the road?

JF: My career is night and day different than it was a year ago. The exposure the Triple Tigers team and the 888 management team has given me has completely changed the game.

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