Jon Langston may not have a record deal (yet) but he's already reached some cool milestones. The "Forever Girl" singer stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio and opened up about deciding to become a singer -- and about smoking cigars with Luke Bryan.

It wasn't that long ago that Langston decided to pursue music as a career. “I guess I went to a Chase RiceChris Lane show in Charlotte," he says. "It was right down the road from where our school was and I was like, ‘I wanna do that. That’s what I want to do.’ So one summer — the summer of 2012 or something — I started just writing songs and playing. I know that my roommate he wasn’t too big of a fan of it at first."

That paid off and now the singer is singed with a Bryan's management company and attending some pretty great parties.

“I just signed a management deal with KP Entertainment who is Kerri Edwards and her whole team over there," Langston says of Edwards (who also works with Cole Swindell, among others). “This was the day after it was more of a formal/casual setting — it was just a hang out with everybody. It was at Kerri’s house. We were over there eating dinner and drinking eggnog and stuff and Luke was just like, ‘Hey man you want a cigar?’”

Of course, Langston couldn't turn that down. Who would? The conversation was casual but the country-vet didn't impart one piece of advice. He told him to always enjoy the ride.

Langston's new single "Forever Girl" is off his new Jon Langston EP, which is now available for download on iTunes.

Sam Alex is the host of Taste of Country Nights radio, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 60 Townsquare Media Group stations nationwide.

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