‘Catch of the Day’ – Jackie Lee – “Getting Over You” [AUDIO]
It the final day of the opening week of 2017, and we wrap up our look at some of the promising country singers on Nashville's horizon for the new year.
Today we feature an artist who's debut single in 2014 met with a lot of independent chatter in music city and has since signed with Broken Bow Records and released three more singles to tempt Music City's palate.
Born and raised in Maryville, TN, had dreams of grid iron stardom, when he starred at Alcoa High School alongside with future Green Bay Packer star Randall Cobb. A second generation musician, he sang in the choir in high school and at church, deciding after high school to follow in his father's footsteps. He had long been an admirer of country music, and his unique style and approach to his music was just waiting to burst out.
Arriving in Nashville in 2012, Lee found that despite a rich, deep baritone voice, Nashville was not ready for his "outside-the-box" approach to country music. But one thing kept Lee going...his biggest supporter, his mom. So he trudged on, knowing if he wasn't going to do it for himself, he couldn't let her down. Finally, in 2014, Lee got the opportunity he had been looking for when Kenny Chesney dropped his hold on a song called "She Does". Lee immediately jumped on the song, recorded it and released it independently. The song was the most added song in country radio it's first week, catching the attention of Broken Bow Records.
Lee's follow up singles, "Headphones" (featured May 11, 2015) and "Leave The Light On" failed to crack the top-50, but Broken Bow still has high hopes for the young singer. A tragedy in his life in 2016 has changed his outlook on not only his music, but life in general. The loss of his mother in June forced him to step back and take a long hard look at his careers and the goals he had. Lee is happy the she got to hear "She Does" and that she knew that he was in a place in his career that he wanted to be, giving the song her seal of approval.
Jackie continues to live his Nashville dream, because, as he likes to quote his grandfather, "it doesn't cost anymore to dream big, than it does to dream small." Jackie's dream is still strong, and with the release of his latest single, it looks like its coming to its fruition. Jackie Lee and "Getting Over You" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.