Daily Discovery: Jon Decious, “Do I Ever”


Ronnie Milsap’s “Country Cut” Contest Finalist:

ARTIST: Jon Decious (songwriter)

SONG: “Do I Ever” performed by co-writer David Kroll

BIRTHDATE: 5-12-83


AMBITIONS: Write great songs.

TURN-OFFS: Laziness and boredom.

TURN-ONS: Guitars tuned good and firm feelin women.

DREAM GIG: The Devious Angels, The Rolling Stones and James Taylor on a 3 way co-headlining tour.


TV ADDICTIONS: Anything and everything on Investigation Discovery.

5 THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN: Pen, paper, can opener, comfortable shoes, and a shirt that buttons all the way up.

THE BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: Not sure that any book in particular has “changed” my life, but i’ve continually read and reread “The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway” for the last 10 years.

I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: thinking that I’m forgetting something.

I WROTE THIS SONG: with David Kroll 3 or 4 years ago. I remember bringing in this “Do I Ever” idea, sitting down with him, and saying, “Let’s try to write a George Strait sounding verse with a Baby Face sounding chorus. No, I dont know what in the hell I mean, but whattaya think?” And we just went with it. For better or worse, i feel like we accomplished that goal.