J.W. CUDD | Pop Singer/Songwriter
A clairvoyant at heart, a couture pop artist in the mind, and a Texas native from birth, J.W. CUDD is the spectrum of creativity in entertainment—encompassing music, art, and film.
After releasing his first single at age sixteen, CUDD became the “Youngest Charted Artist” on The Texas Music Chart. With his second release, “Gold Digger’s Dream,” the song gained national and international success charting in the Top 20 on the European Country Music Association.
CUDD has played arena tours with acts like The Zac Brown Band, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town and more. Most of these being the result from fan-voted contests due to his die hard social media following. CUDD has written and recorded with top-notch songwriters and producers such as MIG (The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello), Andrew Lane (Backstreet Boys, High School Musical, Kelly Rowland), Stacy Barthe (Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus), Victoria Shaw (Garth Brooks, Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans), Gary Burr (Leann Rimes, Kelly Clarkson, Ringo Starr), and more.
CUDD has been a pioneer of social media since the days of Myspace, accumulating countless followers over multiple platforms throughout the years. It’s easy to see why he was voted as “Best Country Music Artist” by the eWorld Music Awards (Paramount) in 2012.
In 2016, CUDD rebranded his image and sound for pop music, having known his true calling. Simultaneously, CUDD created a campaign called, “Open Your Heart,” in conjunction with the National American Heart Association. Proceeds from the song went to the organization for research purposes, and a small tour followed gaining national attention from EXTRA with Mario Lopez, Artist Direct, Baeble, and more.
An entrepreneur at heart, CUDD launched pop-culture digital music magazine, GAS MASK, in 2017. In conjunction with the launch, he released his most-known pop single to date titled, “BOOMERANG.” The Texas native, who can currently be seen in LISTEN the movie, wrote the catchy track and went on to direct his own music video—strategically featuring the cross-collaboration of Gas Mask—and quickly giving him the new monicker. The cinematic piece encompasses color, karma, and the "Be who you are." symbol from GasMaskMagazine.com. Produced by multi-platinum producer Andrew Lane (Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, Kelly Rowland), the song has a mainstream Top-40-vibe infused with a candid and truthful vocal performance from CUDD. The music video kicked off with an exclusive premiere on Baeble Music, calling the song "...A straight-forward yet powerful anthem..." and was picked up across North American retail chains and music networks such as: AXS TV, Music Choice, Gold’s Gym, 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness, Costco, Walmart, McDonald’s, BJ’s Brewery, Hilton and more.
Currently, CUDD has been working on his debut pop album. The record will be CUDD’s first full length pop release, set for early 2020. The record is being produced by MIG (The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello) and Andrew Lane (Backstreet Boys, High School Musical, Kelly Rowland), and will track the glittering and intoxicating sounds of pop, electro, and tropical genres.
Awards & Chart History
Voted “Best Country Music Artist of 2012” at the eWorld Music Awards for independent artists (Paramount Studios).
Voted in by fans for the 2009 Little Big Town Tour with The Zac Brown Band.
Second single: “Gold Digger’s Dream”
Charted at #17 on the European Country Music Association.
Charted at #29 on the Texas Music Charts.
First single: “Let’s Put Our Hearts Together”
Charted at #26 on the Texas Music Charts.
At age sixteen, “The Youngest Charted Artist On The Texas Music Chart.”
J.W. CUDD has shared the stage with the following:
Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, The Zac Brown Band, Ray Price, Shooter Jennings, Phil Vassar, Steve Holy, Craig Morgan, Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band, Leon Russell, David Lee Murphy, Tracy Byrd, Ty England, Roger Creager, Robert Earl Kenn, and more.
"Warning! 'BOOMERANG' is so catchy you won’t be able to get it out of your head! J.W. Cudd’s country roots and pop sensibilities are an unstoppable combination!"
— Jeremy Spiegel, Executive Producer of "EXTRA"
"Overall, J.W. Cudd's "Boomerang" is uplifting and refreshing, where his vocals are rich and captivating. Cudd is not afraid to showcase his vulnerability as a recording artist, and he proves to be a jack of all trades, where he wrote, performed and produced the record. He deserves to become the next big star in music."
— Markos Papadatos, Editor-at-Large of DigitalJournal.com
“J.W. CUDD, a young man with a fresh new sound. Lots of energy and soul, and a lot of potential.”
— Austin Daniels, KFTX FM
“Infectious and charming.”
— Robert Oermann, Radio Critic
“J.W. CUDD is a lean, clean cut, vocal power house. His on-stage presence and flair for audience interaction has wowed fans everywhere and everywhere his home town seems to follow. ”
— Rudy Trevino, KIII, ABC News
“After talking with J.W. on the air, and playing his music, the response from listeners was immediate and heart felt. They loved his voice and were in awe that such depth could come from such a young soul.”
— Heidi Wilson, host of the Lone Star Spotlight on KRYS FM