It’s been a few months since we’ve heard some good ol’ country music coming from one of our favorite online dads and viral sensation, Kris Jones. But it’s a new year and there’s new music from the velvet-voiced singer who first blew us away last year when his daughter began recording his driver’s seat serenades.
Now in his defense, Kris and his equally talented daughter, Dayla, did give us a holiday tune to tide us over ,and their cover of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is beyond precious. Then in October, we saw video of the dapper gentleman performing R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” at the “Night of Superstars” in Dallas.
Let’s be honest, the man can truly sing anything and sound amazing, but, of course, we love it best when he gives us a country favorite. So, we’re just going to pretend that we had something to do with his newest cover of Brett Young’s romantic hit single, “In Case You Didn’t Know.”
Rich with that soulful tenderness that he dazzled us with through his covers of Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey,” Kris, perched on a stool with just a guitar accompaniment, is effortless and emotive in his performance and has us wondering if there is something more in the works for this talented Texan.
We do know that Kris released an original song, “Big Black Truck,” in 2017 that is available on iTunes and Spotify, which is getting rave reviews. He also made his debut appearance on “Ellen,” where he was presented with a $10,000 check from Shutterfly to continue pursuing his music.
We understand that it doesn’t happen overnight, though. And who knows what could be in the works for Kris and Dayla.
But heck, even if this is what he decides his career will look like, we’ll remain big fans. We also know that there are lots of places to perform between Texas and Tennessee, and with this kind of talent, he could certainly stay busy even if he only wants to play on the weekends, keeping his family his priority. And, as he told Ellen, he initially stepped away from a career in music so he could better provide for those who are most important to him.
He sure would make a nice addition to the “Country Freaks Tour,” with Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins though, wouldn’t he? Or maybe he could go on the road with Chris Stapleton after Chris and Morgane’s twins arrive. Then again, he could stay in his home state and play some of those amazing venues and festivals.
The options and the possibilities are there, so we’re excited to see what happens!