NASHVILLE, TENN. (March 23, 2018) – As her debut single “Reasons” ascends on the Country radio airplay charts, Big Loud Records singer-songwriter JILLIAN JACQUELINE is spotlighted as Billboard‘s Chartbreaker in the issue dated March 24. An all-genre monthly franchise highlighting rising artists currently climbing the charts, previous Chartbreakers include Cardi B, Khalid and Carly Pearce. Bold and bright in the full-page feature on stands now, Jacqueline makes her honest introduction to music fans with details of her first gigs and “no guts, no glory” outlook on songwriting.
As she candidly recounts to Billboard that releasing the razor-sharp tell-all “felt like jumping off a cliff naked,” Jacqueline added “I want the songs that I write to feel like journal entries.” Read the Chartbreaker profile and watch Jacqueline in Billboard’s “You Should Know” video series.
Exclusively bringing PEOPLE.com on the set of the “Reasons” music video, Jacqueline and her co-director Patrick Tracy open up about the creative process behind the retro-chic clip. View the behind-the-scenes content and PEOPLE’s 5 things you need to know about the newly-engaged rising star – including dreamy details of her Paris proposal.
Named the first-ever Country artist for Vevo’s elite dscvr Artists To Watch program, Jacqueline has been deemed one of the genre’s most promising new talents by Pandora, Amazon Music, Rolling Stone, CMT, AXS, Taste Of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, Whiskey Riff and more. Her buzzed-about EP SIDE A, available now, gives a glimpse into her forthcoming full-length debut expected later this year.
Jacqueline has established an “easy intimacy with fans” (AXS) in her breakout 2018 with high-profile performances at Sundance Film Festival, London’s C2C Festival, her Grand Ole Opry debut and first-ever late night TV appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Fresh off her run as a special guest on Jordan Davis’ WHITE WINE AND WHISKEY TOUR, the “cool country upstart” (Vevo) kicks off a string of dates on Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR in Tulsa, OK on April 5 and then hits the road opening for Brett Eldredge on THE LONG WAY TOUR beginning April 19 in Louisville, KY.
ABOUT JILLIAN JACQUELINE:
Big Loud Records’ Jillian Jacqueline is taking the music scene by storm with her effortlessly raw vocals and new-school, no-holds-barred storytelling. The bold up-and-comer has already intrigued Country fans and media alike with her 9-song EP, SIDE A, featuring debut single “Reasons.” The honest break-up anthem rocketed into Spotify’s Viral 50 USA list with Jacqueline gathering 30 million plus streams on this platform alone. Named as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” and praised by American Songwriter as “catchy and radio-ready as hell,“ Jacqueline is the first Country artist to make Vevo’s elite dscvr Artists To Watch list while also earning spots on Pandora’s Country Artists To Watch 2018 and CMT’s coveted Next Women of Country list as well as the network’s tastemaking “18 for 2018” rundown of emerging artists. The “dazzling chanteuse-wordsmith” (Rolling Stone) has been invited to co-write with some of the biggest hitmakers in Music City, including Craig Wiseman, Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Lori McKenna and more. After landing coveted opening slots with Dwight Yoakam, Ryan Adams, Billy Currington and Jordan Davis, Jacqueline will embark this spring on Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR and Brett Eldredge’s THE LONG WAY TOUR. A native of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, she was road-mentored by Country icon Kenny Rogers and has written and recorded alongside legends like Vince Gill and Richard Marx.