Show Dog – Universal Music has partnered with Mercury/IDJ to release new music from Jessie James. “I remember hearing a demo on Jessie a few years ago and being very impressed with what a big voice she had for such a young girl,” said Mark Wright, President Show Dog – Universal Music. “I followed up, only to find that Mercury in New York had signed her. I was so excited to hear from my friend and colleague David Massey at Mercury that Jessie had always considered herself a country artist and would I consider joining forces with him to launch her into the country market. I am proud that SDU and Mercury/IDJ can jointly bring you this exciting, new, soon-to-be superstar.”
“It was an honor to work with such a legend like Mark Wright,” adds James. “Everything came together so easily and so natural with him. He is such a fun guy and we had a blast making this record; I’m glad to have the support of him and the Show Dog-Universal Music staff, they’ve become like family to me.”
A larger-than-life talent in a petite package, James has been ready for her close-up since she was two, when the well-traveled military brat, born a fiery Aries in a military field hospital in Italy, began singing into a toy microphone and tape recorder, a gift from her mom. By the time she was nine, she was composing her own songs on a plastic guitar and performing in front of large audiences, including the opening of Sea World and the Republican Convention, to name a few.
James’ new single, “When You Say My Name”, produced by Mark Wright, will be released digitally at iTunes January 31st. The music video directed by Kristin Barlowe will follow shortly.
For more information on Jessie James go to www.thisisjessiejames.com