Jason Savory was born and raised in the small town of Ripley, located in Central Oklahoma. Jason grew up spending most of his time in the woods hunting and fishing, which is still an addiction of his today. Then, as now, when the sun went down he would spend the rest of the night listening to the radio. “I would rather do that than watch TV anytime,” Jason said.
His Dad is a huge country music fan, so he grew up on country music, listening to George Jones, Gene Watson, Earl Thomas Conley, Merle Haggard, and all the greats.
His older brother Greg started out performing first. It was at one of his shows that Jason first sang in public. “I was fifteen years old. My family and friends pooled their money and offered it to me if I would get up and sing a song. So, for about thirty dollars, I got up and sang ‘Seminole Wind’ by John Anderson,” explained Savory.
After that, he was hooked. He continued to sing through high school at fairs, festivals, weddings, etc. After high school, he attended college at OSU. “I started to get some better gigs than just playing in someone’s kitchen for four people and playing for tips. One of my first venues to play was about 45 minutes from Stillwater, out in the country, and set on blocks, pretty rough, but I thought I was really doing something. Not long after that, I was booked at Willie’s Saloon on the Strip in Stillwater, the same venue that Garth Brooks played at when he was attending OSU,” Jason proudly confirmed.
Things just got better from that point on, because playing Willie’s Saloon got his name out. He found some guys to help him start a band, and together they performed high-energy shows throughout Oklahoma and Texas, and then Jason put out his first album.
His first single off that album “Wife For A Night” made it to #36 on the Texas Music Chart. He burned up the road on a radio tour throughout Oklahoma and Texas. Jason released two more singles – “Nothing More Than Me,” and “Those Days Are Gone,” which made it to #50 on the Texas Music Chart.
Jason has had the pleasure and opportunity to share stages with Joe Nichols, Ronnie Milsap, Trent Tomlinson, Phil Vassar, Julie Roberts, Charlie Pride, Mark Chestnutt, Asleep At The Wheel, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Randy Rogers, Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland and The Stragglers, Reckless Kelly, No Justice and many others.
Recently Jason had a lifelong dream come true. He played a show with Earl Thomas Conley, who is one of his favorites. Jason said, “I was privileged to sing a duet with him; I sang Keith Whitley’s part on ‘Brotherly Love’.” Jason was very excited that His Mom and Dad were in the crowd and able to share the moment with him. Jason continued, “I put that song on my first album and my brother Greg sang along with me.”
When pressed for what made him a country music singer, Jason said, “I will soon release my second album and I know it promises lots of good things to come, but if it all ended tomorrow, I could honestly say that I made it as a country music singer because of that show with Earl Thomas Conley.”
I can assure Jason’s many fans there are many more hits in his future. The crowds at his very intense and exciting performances continue to grow, and the fan base swells with folks enjoying some of the best original lyrics in the business, while Jason seasons his talent with time. Jason Savory is truly creating his own fantastic destiny! Stan Moffat, PCLP
Produced by Stan Moffat, Payne County Line Promotions LLC, Stillwater, Oklahoma
©2007 Jason Savory Publications