In today's market, there are only a few artists who are destined for super stardom, born to perform and gifted with the voice. Jake Kellen is one of those few. A mere 15 seconds into the first song on Jake's new CD, Heart of Gold, it's obvious that this singer/songwriter stands out above the rest. Combine an equal ability to sing, as well as write songs, and you have a force to be reckoned with!
Born in the hometown of Waylon Jennings, Jake grew up in the small farming community of Olton, spending his summers at church camp and on the baseball diamond. Jake credits Camp Blue Haven for his early interest in performing music, because it was there he learned how to play the guitar and sing. Though, Jake enjoyed performing in the annual talent show, his focus remained on becoming a pitcher for the Texas Rangers. The dream of playing professional baseball took Jake to the campus of Lubbock Christian University. When he wasn’t on the field, Jake was playing his guitar. He entertained every dorm hall and house party in town. The attention from his fans out lasted the attention from the big leagues, so in 2003 Jake hung up his glove for his guitar.
In 2005 Jake released his first studio album titled Take Me Home. Soon after, many doors opened for the young songwriter. Including, a partnership with Willie Nelson and the Texas Forest Service. Jake joined Nelson and the TFS to promote wildfire prevention around the state from 2006-2008 (Google, “Don't Burn Texas Down”). Following the momentum of the TFS campaign, Jake recorded his sophomore album, titled Grace (2009). Grace provided Jake with two radio singles that appeared on the Texas Music Charts for several weeks (Days of Thunder; Grace).
This year, Jake releases his much anticipated third album, titled Heart of Gold. Once again, Jake teamed up with producer Brian McRae, to bring you his best album to date. The CD contains 10 brand new songs, including one of the most talked about songs of the summer, "If Love Was A Road". Original heart felt lyrics backed by some of the best players in country music.
Jake currently tours the “Texas Country” circuit, delivering an electrifying live performance of original modern country music with the soul of a traditional troubadour.
Supported by an ever growing fan base and several top 40 regional hits, it won't be long before Jake Kellen makes his surge to the top of the country music scene, inside and outside the borders of the Lone Star State.