Bio

Jordan Robert Kirk was born in Lubbock, TX, in 1990, the son of a teacher and a cotton farmer. As far back as he can remember, music has been a big part of his family. When he was in first grade singing in the church children's choir, he would stand on the front row and sing so loudly and so badly that the choir teacher took him to her house to give him voice lessons. Later on, after giving up multiple times on playing guitar, he finally got serious in 7th grade when his youth minister encouraged and taught him to play in church. Music was infectious for him, and for the entire Kirk family it still is when they get together, somebody will start a song and everybody will join in singing. Even as early as 7th grade, people would often comment how his voice was much bigger than his stature. At a little over 5 and a half feet tall now, and then, closer to 5 feet tall with the same voice, he would cause many people to do a double take when he opened his mouth. 

More recently, while attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, he and his now-wife were engaged and he had no money after buying a ring to spend on Christmas gifts. Having set the guitar down for several years to focus on his studies, he took it back out and wrote her a song.

Many search for meaning and purpose and never find it. But when he began to focus on writing and composing songs to fit his larger-than-life voice, he'd found it. With a deep conviction and belief in God, coupled with a heritage that goes back to the pioneer Hank Smith who first settled Crosby County, where his family farms to this day, and an ever-increasing knowledge of the history of country music and its roots, he has finally started to hit his stride. In paying homage to his own history and the traditional nature of country music, while innovating for a modern audience's palette, he has begun to build a foundation that will stand the test of time. Recently he has shared the stage with Joe Ely, Josh Abbott Band, Charlie Shafter, Mike and the Moonpies, Travis Meadows, Parker McCollum, Mike Ryan, Josh Ward, Jake Worthington, and more. 

Reviews

Review by Lonestar 99.5 FM for the JAB Fest 2018 opener "Kirk set the tone for a day of good ol' Texas Country music on Saturday. And this singer doesn't just talk the talk when it comes to the country music lifestyle. Kirk is actually the son of a third-generation farmer and grew up working on a Crosby County cotton farm."

https://lonestar995fm.com/jordan-robert-kirk-pictures-jab-fest-2018/

There are southern gothic and Pentecostal country hues to the effort as a whole. Kirk’s growing vocals fit the feel like a glove. In many respects, “Pine Box” occupies the territory as Appalachian old-time traditional “Shady Grove.” It’s a little more bare bones though with Kirk and company just adding accents of the fiddle and a foot-stomper rhythm that feels just as much a reflective Sunday morning as it does rowdy Saturday night.”

Tom Mooney, New Slang

pine box - song and video review

"...as soon as the countrified vocals (and my they are classically trained in C&W) take control this brings us back down that dusty road and the warmth of the homestead. This is inch perfect country, hard to fault in fact." - Mp3hugger, review of Loud Mouth Young Boy title track. 

"...brimming with fiddle, steel and bass on ten songs - honest and emotional - centered around love, family, and faith..." - The Daily Country, album review of Loud Mouth Young Boy.