Detroit, Mich. (January 17, 2018) – Jillian Jacqueline, affectionately known as “JJ”, took over the MusicTown Detroit studio inside HockeyTown Café in the “D” with a couple emotional ballads this afternoon.
Jillian was named Rolling Stones 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know. She also made her television debut singing “Reasons” on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Detroit’s favorite radio personality, 99.5 WYCD’s Roxanne Steele, welcomed the up and coming artist to Detroit for the first time, with open arms. Between interview questions, JJ gave live acoustic performances of “Reasons” and “Hate Me”. If you weren’t able to catch it live – you can still see it here.
While awaiting JJ’s arrival, Roxanne and I were chatting about Jillian and I mentioned that I feel that she has a little bit of Patsy Cline in her (my all-time favorite country music artist). Surprisingly, when Roxanne was interviewing about her she stated that some of her inspiration is from (first-named in the long list) “Patsy Cline was a huge influence on me.” “I grew up listening to all traditional 90’s country music – Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Martina, Faith and Shania, all those women.” She went on to say “then I got really into Carole King, James Taylor, The Beatles, The Eagles, a lot of classics. My parents loved bands like Alabama; it’s kind of a big smorgasbord of different bands. There’s some Third Eye Blind, influence in there on my record, Weezer influence; 90’s pop/rock”.
JJ is performing with Jordan Davis on their White Wine & Whiskey Tour. She also going out on the road with Brett Eldredge and Devin Dawson for The Long Way Tour and Thomas Rhett and Brett Young for the Life Changes Tour. Check out the tour dates here. Check out some “Rad” Merch here, too!
Splice will see you at:
03/03/18 – Jordan Davis + Jillian Jacqueline @ The Shelter @ Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
Splice Senior Photojournalist: Mary Elliott
“There’s something about Jillian Jacqueline; she’s light and airy, and gleams with honest, unfailing optimism, yet… she’s practical. As if sprinkled with STARdust, she’s endearing and magical. Beyond the hypnotic trance, you’ll find Jillian Jacqueline to be one extraordinary, insightful and gritty businesswoman—a woman fully and successfully entrenched in her profession of self-expression and transparency through her music.” – Big Loud