With a distinct voice well beyond his twenty-four years, singer/songwriter Devin Burris cut his teeth on country music. His first love was Jazz and R & B, and you can hear those influences in his music. But after feeling “bland and empty, like something was missing” Burris switched gears and set his sights on a career in country.
Burris entered various talent contests and even performed for “America’s Got Talent” at the prestigious 3,000 seat Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida. He continued honing his skills and chasing different genres, until participating in the 34th Country Showdown songwriting contest which “kick started something in these country bones.” Burris went on to represent the great state of Georgia in the talent search showcase.
“When the Smoke Clears,” was the song which propelled Burris to be chosen as Georgia’s most talented songwriters in the 2015 Country Showdown. The song is featured on Burris’ five-song EP, along with the nostalgic “Settle Town.” Burris’ immense talent as a gifted songwriter, guitarist and singer is showcased on his debut project.
Burris “strives to inspire a message of hope in others” with his music and songs. He lists his varied influences as Jesus, Elvis, John Lee Hooker, Michael Buble and Louis Armstrong. With a traditional country voice as smooth as silk and reminiscent of many of country’s greatest singers, Burris cuts through the noise and delivers a fresh sound.