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Jonathan Thomas Langston (born April 8, 1991) is an American country musician from Loganville, Georgia. He released an extended play, Showtime, with Treehouse Records, in 2015. This was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine charts. His extended play, Jon Langston, was released independently in 2015. The release got better placements upon the same Billboard magazine charts.

Jon Langston
Birth nameJonathan Thomas Langston
Born (1991-04-08) April 8, 1991 (age 28)
Loganville, Georgia, U.S.
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter
Years active2013–present
LabelsEMI Nashville / 32 Bridge Entertainment
Websitejonlangston.com

Early and personal lifeEdit

Langston was born Jonathan Thomas Langston,[1] on April 8,[2] 1991,[3] in Loganville, Georgia, to Rob and Kathryn Langston.[4] He attended Gardner–Webb University to be a player on their football team, where this was sidelined because of the concussions he suffered.[5]

Music careerEdit

His music career began at a show in Kennesaw, Georgia in 2013, where he was the opening act for Chase Rice.[6] He released an independently made extended play in 2013, Runnin' on Sunshine.[7] The extended play, Showtime, was released on May 5, 2015, with Treehouse Records.[8] This extended play was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine charts, where it peaked at No. 26 on the Top Country Albums chart, No. 22 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 8 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.[9] His second extended play, Jon Langston, was independently released on December 11, 2015.[10] It placed on the same Billboard magazine charts, where this time it got No. 25 on the Top Country Albums, No. 13 on Independent Albums, and No. 1 on the Heatseekers Albums.[9]

Langston is featured on the song "Yung and Dum" by American metalcore band Issues, taken from their second full-length album, Headspace, which was released on May 20, 2016. In February 2018 it was announced on his Instagram page that he would be signing a record deal with UMG Nashville.

In February 2018, Langston released the single "When It Comes To Loving You" which received considerable attention,[11] and it became the second best-selling country song of the week with 21,000 copies sold.[12] It reached No. 29 on Hot Country Songs, his second single to appear on the chart after "Right Girl Wrong Time" in 2017.[13] In August 2018 Jon was assigned to UMG Nashville imprint EMI Records Nashville and 32 Bridge Entertainment, an imprint founded by Luke Bryan.

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

List of Releases, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions[9]
US
Country

[14]
US
Indie

[15]
US
Heat

[16]
Runnin on Sunshine
  • Released: August 2, 2013
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Showtime
  • Released: May 5, 2015
  • Label: Treehouse
  • Formats: CD, digital download
26 22 8
Jon Langston
  • Released: December 11, 2015
  • Label: Jon Langston
  • Formats: CD, digital download
25 13 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[17]
US Country Airplay
[18]
2013 "Young & Reckless"
2014 "Party Boots"
2015 "Forever Girl" Jon Langston
2016 "All Eyes On Us"
2017 "Right Girl Wrong Time" 44
"Prob'ly at a Bar"
2018 "When It Comes to Loving You" 29 59
2019 "Now You Know" 59

"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videosEdit

Year Video
2013 "Forever Girl"
2014 "She's So Georgia"
2015 "'Rollin In and Rockin Out'"
2017 "Right Girl Wrong Time"
2018 "When It Comes To Loving You"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: LANGSTON JONATHAN THOMAS". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved December 23, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Jon Langston (JonTLangston) (April 7, 2015). "So it's my birthday and #SHOWTIME at midnight!! Haha lets just say it's turn up Tuesday ! Oh and the Braves won". Twitter. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  3. ^ Jon Langston (JonTLangston) (April 7, 2015). "Damn 24 feels old but hey this Copenhagen and whiskey keeps me feelin young". Twitter. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  4. ^ Volpert, Beth. "Jon Langston: Hometown country singer". Gwinnett Citizen. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  5. ^ Office of University Communications (February 8, 2013). "GWU Student Sings about Love, Life, and Good Times in Country Debut". Gardner–Webb University. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  6. ^ Gutknecht, Jackie (June 19, 2014). "Southern Sound: Jon Langston headed for music city". Deep South Magazine. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  7. ^ "Runnin' on Sunshine EP by Jon Langston". iTunes. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "Showtime EP by Jon Langston". iTunes. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  9. ^ a b c Chart search for Jon Langston at billboard.com/biz
  10. ^ "Jon Langston – EP by Jon Langston". iTunes. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  11. ^ Cantor, Brian. "Jon Langston's "When It Comes To Loving You" Reaches #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart". Headline Planet.
  12. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 19, 2018). "Top 30 Country Digital Singles: February 19, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  13. ^ Asker, Jim (February 21, 2018). "Kelsea Ballerini Collects Fourth Country Airplay No. 1 With 'Legends'". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Jon Langston - Chart History: Top Country Albums". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Jon Langston - Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Jon Langston - Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Jon Langston Chart History: Hot Country Songs". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Jon Langston Chart History: Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2018.

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