J.W. CUDD | A Couture Pop Singer/Songwriter
J.W. CUDD—a couture pop singer/songwriter and actor based in Los Angeles—has been silently working in the creative catacombs of music, art, and film to develop a home in today’s entertainment society.
CUDD has wrote and recorded with top-notch songwriters/producers such as Stacy Barthe (Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Rihanna), Victoria Shaw (Garth Brooks, Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans), Gary Burr (Leann Rimes, Kelly Clarkson, Ringo Starr), Tony Stampley (Billy Currington and Hank Jr.), Drew Lane (Miley Cyrus, High School Musical, Kelly Rowland), and more. CUDD’s vocal and stylistic influences include: Clay Walker, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney, Elvis, Katy Perry, Rascal Flatts, and Nat King Cole.
In 2015, CUDD launched a self-created campaign called, Open Your Heart, targeted toward young adults. The campaign includes the release of his song, “Open Your Heart,” in which, J.W. CUDD donated 100% net proceeds to the American Heart Association. The music video consisted of over fifty actors (Bella Thorne, Grace Victoria Cox, Micah Hauptman, & more) supporting the American Heart Association's efforts to provide Americans with the knowledge, resources, education, and research our future needs. Spot dates in Los Angeles & Las Vegas followed the release.
On October 13th CUDD released his latest music video worldwide: BOOMERANG. The Texas native, who can currently be seen in LISTEN the movie, wrote the catchy pop track and went on to direct his own music video. 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..."
Gas Mask Magazine added, "Rightfully titled, the track contains pop-induced beats with hooky melodies from start to finish — a product that can easily be compared to Taylor Swift's album "Red" or Sam Hunt's "Montevallo" — all of which keep you coming back for more."
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