A lot of Country and a little Rock and Roll is what you can feel just by meeting this 22 year old Ontario Native who has been going Back and forth to Nashville since she was a young teenager.
Jaclyn Kenyon is a singer/songwriter from Burlington Ontario Canada and now a transplant in Nashville TN. She has been performing professionally since the age of 12 when she first received National media attention when chosen as the youngest performer ever in Canada’s all female artist showcase “Honey Jam”, competing against artists twice her age. This prestigious showcase is the largest in Canada and sponsored by Warner Chappell Music, it is best known to have launched the career of Nelly Furtado.
Jaclyn was very fortunate following this and was offered her first opportunities in the industry. She was recognized early on for her very mature writing and performance abilities. Warner, EMI and Sony ATV have all offered co-writing opportunities with many of their artists. Jaclyn has wrote with numerous top Billboard writers including members of Bon Jovi, The Eagles , Aerosmith, Crosby Stills and Nash as well well establish Co-writers on her new record including Clay Mills (Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood, Little BigTown) Steve Diamond, (Eric Clapton, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire) Liz Rodrigues, Erik Alcock (Eminem,Celine Dion Pink) Robbie Nevil (Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Disney) Mike Krompass (Natasha Bedingfield, Archuletta, Smashmouth) Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean)
Jaclyn has trained for performances with Live Music producer Tom Jackson (Taylor Swift) in Nashville)
At only 15 years old Jaclyn caught the eye of world-renowned vocal coach /producer “Mama” Jan Smith who immediately offered her writing opportunities and a development deal in Atlanta. Jan Smith has personally mentored and/or produced Usher, Justin Bieber, The Band Perry, Sugarland, Drake, Rob Thomas and many other well-known artists. Mama Jan has been quoted in the Toronto Star saying “Jaclyn, as a writer, I believe she can write for anybody,” “Stylistically, she really doesn’t have a lot of limits, which is awesome.”
In January 2015 Jaclyn signed her first major production deal in LA with multi-platinum producer /engineer Mike Plotnikoff (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mike-plotnikoff-mn0000416058), and Igor Khoroshev (producer and keyboard player for the band YES 1997-2001) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Khoroshev
It was a privilege for Jaclyn to have top session players Phil X (guitarist for Bon Jovi) and Gil Sharone (drummer, Marilyn Manson) playing on her album.
In early 2017 Jaclyn made the decision to go back to Nashville where her career and musical roots began forming and started an extensive writing and recording process with Producer Mike Krompass
along with co-writers Robbie Nevil, Steve Diamond, Rich Redmond, Clay Mills. Her sound is a combination of all her experiences and influences which is a new sound of Hybrid Country with a Rock edge.
In June 2019 Jaclyn signed a global distribution deal with Sony’s Orchard, working alongside Soundly Music in Nashville TN . Her first single record release “When We Love” co written with Mike Krompass and Steve Diamond is released June 21, 2019
Jaclyn’s Vison statement is to “Inspire Lives, Touch Hearts and Give back through the Gift of Music”