Jessie James (aka Jessica Rose James) is a rising Country star, but not the cookie cutter kind. she was born in Italy and raised in Georgia. She maximizes sex appeal and sometimes abandons stringed instruments all together. So what makes Jessie James country? She makes Jessie James country.
Like many Country singers, Jessie knew from a young age that she wanted to sing. She tried (unsuccessfully) to snag a nashville record deal. Soon she was introduced to YellowDog Records, an independent record company, and began her career as a singer. She was eventually signed to Mercury Records who portrayed her as more of a pop singer. Her album sent off a confusing message with both pop and rock songs, appealing only to a few. Stedfast, Jessie talked her way back to country. With a spruced up image her songs are more crossover and less one song country and one song pop.
Jessie recently released her newest single ‘When You Say My Name‘. She also performed at the halftime show for the Broncos v. Steelers playoff game. She may have been an outlaw and outcast, but that same spirit gave her a second chance.
Kenny Chesney is the man that brought us soulful country songs like ‘Me AndYou’ and ‘You Had Me At Hello’. He’s always quick to mention his home in Tennessee in both interviews and Music. He uses real life experiences and writes about his favorite things- women and football. His honesty and ownership of lyrics makes his music relatable to his fans.
A few years ago, Kenny took an unexpected turn. He began writing songs and making videos about his second home in St.John. This became the starting point of a new kind of music called ‘Caribbean Country’. Caribbean Country quickly took off and at least a dozen other artist began to add beachy rhythms to their lyrics.
Year after year, Kenny racked up on awards like ‘Entertainer of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’. He was at the top of Country Music for several years, until the massive rush of new artist came.
In a recent television interview with CMT, Chesney admitted being worn out and worn down with music. He said he took a break away from music completely and was able to come up with the new hit single ‘You and Tequilla’.
‘You and Tequilla’ went straight to the top. Kenny is nominated for 9 ACM awards including ‘Entertainer of the Year’ and ‘Vocal Event of the Year’. Last year, Kenny also produced and co-directed a film called ‘The Boys of Fall‘ for ESPN .
He will start a new tour called ‘Brothers of the Sun’ (with Tim McGraw )this Summer. It looks like Kenny Chesney is back on top.
For more information about Kenny Chesney visit http://www.kennychesney.com or download and listen to his music on iTunes. You can also see him on April 1st at 8:00pm est for the ACM awards.
Last night, Jamie Lono, a sandwich maker from Chicago, became a star on The Voice. His rendition of Johnny Cash’s hit Folsom Prison Blues left viewers with their mouths open. Today, Jamie’s song debuted on iTunes and is already at #49. He soared past all other contestants and even huge stars like Taylor Swift.
The next hot spot on the iTunes chart belongs to Mathai. Last night she performed “Rumour Has It” by Adele. Everyone was amazed by Mathai’s very unique sound and she was quickly snatched up by Team Adam. Her song is at #98.