Jillian Jacqueline

'Next Women of Country' CLASS OF 2016

While most music fans weren’t aware of Jillian Jacqueline until she released her single “Overdue” in 2014, she had already had an impressive career in show business before she was old enough to enroll in junior high. Jillian Jacqueline was born in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, and spent most of her childhood there, before moving to New York City in her early teens. A precocious talent inspired by the music playing on the family’s stereo- including Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, the Dixie Chicks, Carolie King, James Taylor, and Patty Loveless — Jacqueline began singing at an early age, and was per forming at local coffee shops when she was only seven years of age.

When she was eight, Jacqueline recorded an album in her guitar players home studio.
A year later, Jacqueline became part of the cat of Christmas from the Heart, a Yuletide revue starring Kenny Rogers that ran for three months on Broadway.
Jacqueline spent the next several years as part of Rogers’ touring show, and through Rogers she was introduced to Billy Dean and Suzy Bogguss, who invited the young vocalist to join them on a duet single, “Keep Mom and Dad in Love” in 2001 that charted in the Top 50 Billboard Country Charts.

Around this time, Jacqueline formed a group with her sisters known as the Little Women Band; the act toured extensively, but Jillian left the band to pursue a more traditional education.

During her time off from the family band, Jacqueline pursued a solo career, recording and writing her own music. After completing her studies at Philadelphia University in 2010, she relocated to Nashville and began making a name for herself as a singer and a songwriter.

In 2013, Jacqueline cut a six-song EP with Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Richard Marx, and in 2014, Marx produced a single for her, “Overdue,” featuring harmony vocals from Vince Gill.

The tune became a major online success, racking over a million streaming plays, and Jacqueline began work on her follow-up EP. In September of 2014 she inked a publishing deal with Downtown Music Publishing.
The first single off her latest project, “Prime,” was released exclusively on Spotify in February 2016.




Emily Beekman


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