Out of all the powerful female leads we have coming in and out of Nashville, Jillian Jacqueline is a force to be reckoned with. A small town girl from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, her influences include Patsy Cline, Trisha Yearwood, The Dixie Chicks, Lorrie Morgan, Patty Loveless, Carole King and Martina McBride just to name a few. When she was 9, she toured with Kenny Rogers after they co-starred together in the Broadway production “Christmas From The Heart”.
It’s obvious that this Jillian Jacqueline has talent. Jillian recently collaborated with Vince Gill in her debut single “Overdue”. Her voice is rich and pure and is similar to that of a modern day Lorrie Morgan and that’s why she is this week’s Country Music #CMchat #OnetoWatch artist.
Jillian Jacqueline signed with Downtown Music Publishing back in August of 2014. She was also recently named one of Spotify’s “Spotlight on Country” artists to watch in 2015.
I absolutely adore this gal, so do yourself a favor and head on over to iTunes and download “Overdue”! I’m sure she’d appreciate it too.
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MORE ABOUT JILLIAN JACQUELINE (from her website)
It started with a box set of Patsy Cline’s greatest hits. Born and raised in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania and spending most of her teen years in New York City, Jillian began singing at local coffee shops at the age of 7. Singing along to the likes of Patsy, Elvis, Bobby Goldsboro, Trisha Yearwood, The Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Lorrie Morgan, Restless Heart, Carole King, Martina McBride, and Patty Loveless , she fell in love with songs and the power of songwriting. She wrote and recorded her first album in her guitar player’s basement at age the age of 8.
At the age of 9, Jillian took a trip to New York City to audition for a Christmas show starring Kenny Rogers. She got the part, and co-starred alongside Rogers in the Broadway production “Christmas from the Heart” at the Beacon Theater in New York City for three months. Following the show, Jillian performed on tour with Rogers from 1999-2005.
In 2001 Dreamcatcher Entertainment released a duet with Billy Dean, Suzy Bogguss, and Jillian titled “Please Keep Mom and Dad in Love” which debuted on the Top 50 Billboard Country Music Charts. Jillian formed a band with her three sisters during this time called The Little Women Band and began touring and playing all over the U.S, including a residency at The Bitter End in New York and state fairs all over the country. Jillian moved to Nashville, TN in 2010 after graduating from college and spent the past few years writing and recording new material. In 2013 she wrote and recorded a 6 song project with pop singer/songwriter and record producer Richard Marx.
After signing with Downtown Music Publishing in Nashville in August 2014 she released her first single as a solo artist, and was recently named one of Spotify’s “Spotlight on Country” Artists to Watch in 2015.