Singer-songwriter Jared Hovis is making a name for himself throughout Nashville’s country music scene. The Northern, California native grew up in the rural town of Burney. At a young age Hovis fell in love with country music, which he gives credit to his grandfather. When he wasn’t strumming his guitar or tearing up some old dirt road you could find him in the woods hunting and fishing.
After attending Shasta College in Redding, California, Hovis got the chance to meet fellow musician Jon Pardi. Pardi encouraged him to pursue his dream of becoming a country music artist. Soon after, Hovis left his construction job, loaded up his pickup and headed for the neon lights of Nashville, Tennessee. Hovis still credits Pardi to this day for having a big influence on his career.
Since relocating to Tennessee Hovis has released two singles. In his song “Comin’ Over Sober” you get a feel for his raw emotion and truth as a songwriter. Whereas his song “Bad Ole Days” his love of 90’s honky tonk rhythms is apparent. Hovis credits many of the “industry greats” such as George Strait, Merle Haggard, Daryle Singletary and Keith Whitley for having an influence on his sound. The young artist has played many of Nashville’s essential venues and has had the opportunity to open for artist’s such as Mark Wills.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Hovis repertoire of skills includes guitar, banjo, piano, and drums.
“My music career has allowed me to perform on many different stages, however my biggest goal is to one day stand in the circle under the lights at the Grand Ole Opry.”
Jared Hovis is Unappoligetically COUNTRY! If you love country music, Jared is your artist!