Alec Davis doesn’t play country music to solely make money. He just wants fans to listen to his lyrics.
“I want them to really feel something that hits them in the heart,” he says. “There are so many songs that are being produced to just make money and be a hit, so the writers and the record labels can make a lot of money.
“Making money is great—don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against those guys. I hope people can relate to my songs and give them something spiritually and mentally to hold on to.”
Davis will give fan a chance on Friday, February 24, when he plays the Lounge at Harrah’s Ak-Chin in Maricopa.
“I’m very excited,” he says. “All the guys we’ve been looking forward to it. I wouldn’t say it kick start of the year. It’s not our first gig, but we’re gearing up for the whole spring and summer season. We think it’s going to be a great year.”
He is referring to the release of an EP, “God, Guns, Girls and Guitars,” which he hopes to have out by the Maricopa show.
“I’m rushing as fast as I can,” he says. “Some things you don’t want to rush in this process, though. I’m doing everything I can to get it out before that show. The band is excited. I think with the following that we have, fans are very eager to hear it.”
Davis’ first single, “Let’s Ride,” is available now. He calls it career-defining.
“People can latch on to what I am as an artist and what my direction is,” Davis says.
The business management major at University of Missouri is having fun creating music.
“I have a blast,” he says. “It’s a job, but when I’m up on the stage, just singing I’m with my brothers—not literally—we’re having a great time. It makes all the work worth it.”
Alec Davis, The Lounge at Harrah’s Ak-Chin, 15406 Maricopa Road, Maricopa, 480.802.5000, caesars.com/harrahs-ak-chin, 8 p.m. Friday, February 24, free.