From the mountains of Dahlonega, Georgia, singer/songwriter Jobe Fortner’s musical roots run deep with gospel bluegrass and southern rock. Jobe grew up singing hymns in church alongside his family since a child. After his childhood in the mountains, Jobe’s family moved to Monroe, GA and music was replaced with football. Music returned to Jobe’s life in high school when he picked up a guitar and began learning from his English teacher. Jobe spent most of his life chasing his dream of playing football which led him to Emory and Henry College in Virginia where he realized music was his true calling. Jobe spent time honing his craft in his dorm room, and playing shows everywhere he could. It wasn’t long before Jobe caught the attention of Promoter Bradley Jordan (Peachtree Entertainment). Jordan heard him sing his original song “Georgia” and immediately put him on a show with “a new kid he had coming into town…..Luke Combs”. Shortly after his first show with Luke, Jobe began opening for Combs every weekend. After touring with Luke, Jobe moved to Nashville, TN February of 2016 to try and make a name for himself.
After nearly a year of writing and working on his sound, Jobe’s debut self-titled EP was released in early 2018 and sparked a new level of buzz. It garnered the attention of other national acts and led to opening gigs stretching all over the United States with Frankie Ballard, Riley Green, Toby Keith, Cadillac Three, Whiskey Myers, Cody Johnson, The Steel Woods and Luke Combs.
Jobe has since released a new project titled “Rona Mixtape” inspired by a secluded writing environment during quarantine of 2020. The songs speak of chasing dreams in Nashville and dealing with what you can’t control.
His latest singles off his upcoming EP include “Bat out of Birmingham” released on May 21, 2021, and “That’s My Amen” to be released on Friday, July 16, 2021.
Matt Bell moved from Glasgow Kentucky to Nashville in 2014 to write songs and play music. Since then has had 9 artists record songs he has co-written and played nearly every venue in town.. Matt has released his debut single “Boots” and is now writing music for his EP. After stopping into the “dirt floor sessions Matt has been bringing some of his favorite songwriters and artists to 20 front street for the annual ‘night in Nashville” show. Matt has brought artists and songwriters from the Opry stage straight up to Michigan because he says that the patrons of 20 Front street appreciate the art of music like no one else!