Hailing from Dahlonega, Georgia, country singer and songwriter Jobe Fortner’s musical roots run deep. Alongside his family, Jobe grew up singing hymns in church and believed that “You didn’t have to be good…I think everyone felt the environment, room, music, and love…all of it translates directly to what I do today!” When Jobe’s family moved to Monroe, Georgia, his passion for football had expanded and was a main point of focus. As a hobby, however, Jobe began to pick up a guitar and learned to play from his English teacher. Up to that point, most of Fortner’s life had been spent chasing his dream of playing football and was pursued following high school when he attended Emory and Henry College in Virginia. It is there where he ultimately would realize that music was his true calling! During this time, he continued to learn his craft by practicing and playing in his dorm room as well as playing small shows everywhere and anywhere he could. It wasn’t long before Jobe caught the attention of Bradley Jordan (Peachtree Entertainment). Jordan heard him sing “Georgia” and immediately put him on a show with Luke Combs. “That’s where my desire to play music went from, I’m gonna try this to I’m gonna make this happen!” Shortly after that first Combs’ show, Jobe began to tour with and open shows for Luke every weekend. Throughout this time, Jobe was learning from the band and road life but also began building a relationship with his future manager, Chris Kappy (Make Wake). After a year of touring with Luke, Jobe made his next move. In February 2016, he relocated to Nashville to start making a name for himself.
His debut self-titled EP was released in early 2018 and sparked a different level of buzz for Fortner. It garnered the attention of other national acts which led to opening gigs for many artists including: Luke Combs, Riley Green, Toby Keith, Cadillac Three, Whiskey Myers, Cody Johnson, The Steel Woods, and Frankie Ballard.
Jobe’s sound crosses over extremely well from Southern Rock all the way to radio country. It blends all of his influences from his gospel roots, to his country upbringing, and his time on the road. With so many landmarks and accomplishments so far, it is easy to lose sight that Jobe’s career is just getting started.
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 in to the “dirt floor seessions’ 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!