Was born September 5th 1970 in Kinston North Carolina,,,, raised on a tobacco farm, and have loved music from the get go,My grandmas house was full of people on the weekends sitting around playing music and that is where my love for music started.
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My name is Trisha Sharp. I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1965. I started righting poems and songs when I was 17 years old, (or young), but couldn’t play an instrument. In later years, I decided to take up the guitar, due to the influence of my husband, (Scott Sharp). I tried to teach myself guitar for 13 years, before I finally gave up and started guitar lessons in 2013. With the encouragement of my husband, I also started recording in 2013. It took my 3 years, but I finally completed my first CD this past September 2016. I hope you like it!! Thank you so much!!!
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After seeing Jay Parr perform, it is hard to imagine his first girlfriend once told him if he ever tried singing, the audience would laugh him off the stage. In contrast, his deep rich voice has crowds cheering for him to come back after concerts and requesting radio stations to play “You’re Gonna Miss Me”, “Somebody Must Have Broke Your Heart”, “Might Never Love Again”, “Oklahoma Wind” and “I lost Myself Today”
Although Jay’s sound is the truest form of traditional country, ironically, his first musical influences were Elvis, Creedence Clearwater, The Beach Boys, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Queen. He occasionally listened to Merle Haggard and Charlie Pride. Despite enjoying their songs, country music was not his favorite genre.
The first time Jay ever stepped on a stage was to sing karaoke. This was only after it had taken him six weeks of trying to muster the nerve to do so. That night he sang, “All Shook Up” and The Dance”. The crowd reaction was so favorable, Jay became hooked.
Although fans of the singer can detect traces of Merle Haggard, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, and other current stars in his voice, Jay can easily name his all-time favorite:
“George Strait. Wow, what is not to like? He has a style that is not over the top—-why? Because he does not have to be. You will not see George flying through the air on a cable or doing leaping gyrations during instrumentals of his songs. Others might do it….but hey, they don’t have sixty number ones either do they? He is the King—-along with E, of course.”
Another song Jay has written but not recorded is “This Small Town. Jay feels the lyrics came so naturally because, “I grew up in a town that was about as small as they get, Ponder, Texas. Even though it was small, Ponder was a great place to live as a kid. It was, at the time, like a big family. Everybody knew everybody. Unfortunately, sometimes they knew everything about everybody too!”
Many people refer to Jay as the “Next George Strait” because of his resemblance both physically and vocally. His shows include many of Mr. Straits hits. As Jay often tells people, there is a lot of George, and a little Toby, Merle, and others mixed in. Although, Jay performs these artist’s songs extremely well, the audience is impressed most by his originals. Once a person has had the opportunity to hear Jay’s voice and experience his extraordinary writing skills, it becomes clear why.
Jessie Lynn exhibits her infectious personality and independent, “No Quit” attitude on and off the stage! August of 2015, Jessie Lynn was named a top 100 semifinalist in the nationwide NashNext Country online music challenge! Jessie’s final NashNext stats at the conclusion of the contest were as follows: Trending – # 31 or top 3% and by Featured Artist & Spin Score – # 50 or top 5% of the original 944 entries. Jessie continues to develop her own musical style by working with various producers, musicians, singers, songwriters, and her vocal coach, Jilla Webb, to enhance her wide ranged voice by performing all types of musical genres. She also served as the co-host on the “Friday Night Live” radio show with “Ziggy” on Kool Classic Hits WRBZ 95.5 from June – October, 2014. Music has truly been a part of her life since the age of three, and she continues to grow as an artist through performing and writing songs!
During her formative years in Prattville, Alabama, she experienced joy and success in coaching, showing, and training horses in multiple disciplines (see website: www.alextremeequine.net); playing baseball and basketball; participating in 4-H and community service events; all while continuing her acting, modeling, and singing performances in numerous venues.
Jessie Lynn’s musical and performing career began at the age of three when she began singing in church and participating in Little Boots Rodeo princess contests. Jessie participated in piano lessons for two years, and sought professional voice training from 2005 thru 2012. She recorded her first “demo” CD at the age of eleven and received multiple acting and singing “callbacks” from various management groups located in Florida, Los Angeles, New York, and North Carolina. However, at that time in Jessie’s young life, her parents opted not to pursue the numerous “callbacks”. Her parents wanted Jessie to enjoy her childhood and gain more experience in performing prior to seeking a career on the stage.
Since 2005, Jessie Lynn has gained extensive experience in acting, modeling, and singing. As a solo-vocalist, she released her first original single, “Boots N Bling It’s a Cowgirl Thing” on July 1, 2015, and plans to release her first album, “A Softer Side of Country” in early 2016. She has performed at the Alabama State Senate, Auburn University’s “Ag Roundup” Homecoming event, NCAA Division II World Series, Montgomery Biscuits Baseball Games, Alabama Distinguished Young Women (County & State Scholarship recipient), Canaan International’s Premiere Showcase Event, Miss Junior Teen Montgomery (title holder), Montgomery Motor Speedway, Wetumpka Depot Players, churches, football games, rodeos, school related functions, and special invitational events. She also performed with her “One Voice” choir tour group in multiple locations in St. Louis and New York City.
Musical talent runs through Jessie Lynn’s veins! Jessie was named after her Great-grandmother, Jessie McIntyre Hanson (1919-2000), who was known as an accomplished pianist, organist, and singer from Muskogee, Oklahoma. Mrs. Hanson sang with the “Temple Quartet” on KMUS live radio in Muskogee from 1948 – 1955. She continued performing live broadcasts with various church groups until 1962 and performed and taught music until the early 1990’s. Mrs. Hanson was a graduate of the Sherwood School of Music in New York, and began developing her twin daughters’, “The Hanson Twins”, gospel singing careers when they were seven years old (1947). “The Hanson Twins” performed professionally from 1947 – 1960 at gospel singings and conventions in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. They also performed at numerous ceremonies, special events, and weddings throughout Oklahoma. Jessie Lynn’s Grandmother, Loyce Hanson Dugan, (one of the twins) is credited for developing Jessie Lynn’s love of music and performing when she introduced her to singing in church at the age of three! The rest is history as they say…
Currently, Jessie Lynn is a senior at Auburn University working towards her communications degree as she continues tracking new music in studio, writing songs, and rehearsing for upcoming solo musical performances. Jessie Lynn has been afforded awesome opportunities to meet with some of the “best in the business” producers, musicians, songwriters, and PRO executives in Nashville, TN, and Muscle Shoals, AL. These contacts have assisted in her pursuit of learning the music industry from the ground up and continue to foster her love of performing live music!
To Book this Artist – Contact: Jessie Lynn – PO Box 681421, Prattville, AL 36068 – email@example.com or,
Manager: Sherri Nichols – firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 334-322-7061
Assistant Manager: Wanda Rowe – email@example.com or by telephone at 334-312-3261
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