FIRST TIME PERFORMER AT SONGFEST 2019! DON’T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SEE JORDAN PERFORM LIVE THIS YEAR!
DON’T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SEE JORDAN PERFORM LIVE THIS YEAR!
Nashville singer-songwriter, Jordan Rainer, was born on March 25, 1990 and raised in the small town of Durant, Oklahoma. Jordan inherited a love of music from her parents, Jeff and Robin Self, who were music ministers in their local church, as well as guitar and voice teachers. While Jeff and Robin tried to give Jordan a more classical upbringing in piano and music theory,
Jordan would found much more fun to pick out James Brown and Jerry Lee Lewis by ear. To this day, she can’t read a note of music.
“When it comes to playing quote-unquote, ‘real music’, all I can say is, ‘mama tried’,” jokes Rainer. “My amazing, patient mother- who is a world class pianist- would sit me down for 30 minute lessons, which I whined and complained through every second of… then as soon as she’d leave the room, I’d start picking out songs I knew by ear. And, well, I guess at some point
she gave up because here I am with a career in country music and can’t play Flight Of The Bumblebee on piano!”
Jordan goes on to explain her rebellious streak this way, “My dad was a ‘by ear’ guy too. He is a top-notch banjo/guitar/bass/mando picker- well, honestly, anything with strings. He could sit down with a brand new instrument and play a song on it five minutes later. I’m that way, too. He
somewhat nurtured and encouraged that in me, and somewhere between mom and dad, I am what I am musically.”
In 2015, Jordan and her husband, Ryan, moved to Nashville to start the true Music City journey. From her first publishing deal in August of 2015 to the release of her first single in May, 2018, she has reached an array of milestones. “I never dreamed in my life that I’d get to work with the legends I have. People like Dean Dillon, who has written nearly every George Strait song ever recorded; Phil O’Donnell, Dan Mitchell, Lance Carpenter, Bobby Terry, Kevin Brandt, the list goes on and on of people who’ve invested
their time working with a nobody from Oklahoma. It blows my mind and humbles me,” Jordan says about the journey so far.
Jordan signed with Black Diamond Row Publishing in 2016 where she is now being developed as a recording artist. Rainer currently has two songs (including the title track) featured on The Voice winner, Sundance Head’s new record, Stained Glass and Neon (2018). Her own single, “Wearing Out Angels”, is currently getting national airplay as well as significant buzz in Nashville, not to mention hometown support.