The west is where desire meets adventure. It's endless skies. It's freedom and hard work. It's lying on a blanket underneath the stars. It's a man with calloused hands loving a woman and a long history of women rising to the occasion. Jenna Paulette is the embodiment of all of the above, as she blazes a trail with her "New West" style of country. She throws out conventions for a pedal steel-rooted sensibility that marries the traditional with the contemporary. She's upending the industry one song at a time, so there's no wonder why everyone's watching to see what she'll do next.
From opening gigs with Zac Brown Band, Joe Nichols, Russell Dickerson and High Valley to remaining a staple of Song Suffragettes, a weekly woman-only singer-songwriter showcase at Nashville's Listening Room Cafe, Paulette is becoming an unstoppable force. She has also been added to Apple Music's Breaking Country Playlist and Google Play's Country's New Crop Playlist, as well as named a CMT Discovery Artist. She also continues her work with Step Up Women's Network. As a result, she's already earned considerable airplay on Radio Disney and its country affiliate and notched more than 350,000+ streams on Spotify.
She's grounded even when she teeters that fine line between genres, you never question her unequivocal country roots. "I feel like the first song I ever released, 'Coolest Girl in the World,' gave me the direction I needed to figure out what the perimeters are for me as an artist." she says. "It married the two worlds I represent so perfectly that that has become my goal. It has to have country-western lyrical influence and the pedal steel to ground the music, to bring it back down to earth or to Texas."