Jillian Jacqueline to open #DECAICDC Concert
DECA is pleased to announce that Jillian Jacqueline will open the exclusive concert at the DECA International Career Development Conference on Monday, April 23, 2018. Jillian will take the stage at approximately 8:15 p.m., prior to headliner Andy Grammer.
Jillian Jacqueline’s career is the antithesis of an overnight success, but her achievements have been abundant. From co-starring in a Broadway show with Kenny Rogers at age 9 and touring the US with him for 5 years, to forming a group with her three sisters at age 10 and playing New York City clubs as a family band, to then reaching the top 50 on Billboard charts with a trio song with Billy Dean and Suzy Bogguss at age 13, Jacqueline had her fair share of experience in the music business before she even entered high school.
After moving to Nashville shortly after graduating college in Philadelphia, she was introduced to pop legend Richard Marx who produced a 5 song EP for Jacqueline. During that time she collaborated with Vince Gill on her original song “Overdue” and co-penned Vince’s latest single “Take Me Down” (off his 2016 album Down To My Last Habit) which featured Little Big Town.
After signing a publishing deal with Downtown Publishing in 2014, Jacqueline released an EP of songs which garnered her critical attention as a singer/songwriter in Nashville, eventually leading her to inking a deal with Big Loud Records in the fall of 2016.
Since then she’s released her first collection of songs as a signed artist, titled Side A, reached the Spotify US Top 50 Viral charts and garnered over 20 million streams, opened for artists as diverse as Billy Currington, Dwight Yoakam, Ryan Adams and Thomas Rhett, and is about to embark on a spring tour with Brett Eldredge.
She won the ASCAP Abe Olman Scholarship in 2015, was named one of Rolling Stones Country Artists to Watch, is a VEVO dscvr artist of 2018, made her late night television debut on Seth Meyers in January, was recently nominated as AIMP Rising Artist/Writer of the Year, and was featured in the March issue of Billboard as their monthly Chartbreaker immediately following her first radio single “Reasons” being #2 most added in the country. Her first full length album is in the works with her longtime collaborator and producer Tofer Brown.