Country-soul singer and songwriter J'Lee creates music with all the spirit, rhythm and excitement of the cutting horses, bucking broncos and rodeos she loves. Born and raised in the backwoods countryside of the Florida Panhandle, her lifelong affection for both music and horses has resulted in a "style all her own," observes Nashville County Club editor Leslie Armstrong. "J'Lee has the talent to exude confidence in her music."
All that and more can be heard on her new release Turn On 8 and seen in its infectious title song video. The album mixes dance-floor-filling numbers like "Turn On 8" and "In A Cuttin' Mood" with such vivid scenes from the rodeo ring as "The Roughest Ride," "Dismount: Crash Scene" and "Two Horns Up." J'Lee salutes in song the "The Dancing Cowboy" and "Barrel Racing Cowgirl," shows her plucky determination on "Can't Keep A Good Girl Down," and casts a romantic spell on "I Wanna Woo You" and "This Girl." She then wraps the disc up with an inspiring expression of her devotion to the Lord on "I Come Down."
J’Lee first release to country radio is her song Cutting Horse Dance. She recalls how grateful she was to all the deejays who gave her a chance to be heard. She was even more ecstatic when her cutting horse song hit the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. There was even more positive news for the country soul artist when she receives an invitation to perform at the annual charity Celebrity Cutting Horse Event in Fort Worth, TX.
Hailed by country radio deejay D.T. Brown of WMIX as "a fresh breath in country music," J'Lee enlivens country music's traditions with a dynamic contemporary verve. And infuses it all with a deep soulfulness found in her rich soaring voice and the catchy, picturesque songs she writes.
Devoted to entertaining and touching her audiences as well as supporting causes she cares about (Roundup for Autism and Cowboys For Kids/Children’s Advocacy Center) with her music, J'Lee gets her greatest joy in drawing from her talents to make music that's a sweet and thrilling ride for listeners. "It's not a gift if you don't give it away," she declares. And when she does, people smile, dance, sing along with and find delight in this unique and dynamic musical artist.