Cody Purvis fondly remembers holding the vinyl 45rpm single of “The Wreck of the Southern Crescent” that his Dad recorded in a Nashville studio in 1979. He KNEW that one day, his name would be on that label and he’d be making records of his own.
“I don’t ever remember not wanting to play music and entertain people for a living—it was just a given. In fact, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t working to grow myself as an artist” says Purvis.
Among his musical influences, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, (and pretty much anyone old-school and traditional), he idolized his father most.
By 2011, Cody Purvis released his self-titled, debut EP, which captured the attention of many within the industry, and caught the ear of, Erv Woolsey, respected and long-standing manager for George Strait.
In 2018, Cody showcased his dynamic live performance style as a cast member on USA network’s “Real Country” at the invitation of country music legend, Travis Tritt, one of three celebrity judges that included Jake Owen and Shania Twain. Propelled by his rapidly-growing fan base, Cody released his current EP, Boots on the Ground, also produced by Silvey.
The lead single, “Drinkin’ Terms” has already collected over 7 million streams and is currently going for adds at radio. It has been featured on Sirius/XM’s The Highway and on Spotify’s Largest Country Editorial List, who also spotlighted Cody via their “Artist Discovery” in May 2019.