Country singer and songwriter Jon Wolfe favors traditional country with just enough contemporary kick to sound both timeless and current, not unlike George Strait or Alan Jackson, and, at his best, he makes it all seem easy and natural. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wolfe grew up listening to church music and vocal pop artists like Frank Sinatra, but once he heard the hybrid country of Garth Brooks, he realized his dream was to sing country music. He completely reorganized his life to take a shot at it, leaving his successful job as a trader at the Chicago commodities exchange (where he states he was "the only guy on the trading floor in cowboy boots") to sing country. Against large odds, Wolfe actually pulled it off, going on to open for national acts like Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, and Asleep at the Wheel, among others. He independently released an album, Almost Gone, in 2005, before signing with Midas Records a year later in 2006. Wolfe's first nationally released album, It All Happened in a Honky Tonk, appeared in 2010.