Polly Mae, is proudly named for Jodi’s grandmother, Pauline "Polly" Mae Stalnaker, who was born and raised as country as they come. Jodi is the oldest of three sisters who were all raised on and/or around their grandparents’ 400 acre farm in Waynesfield, Ohio. Polly Mae has reached many accomplishments over a few years; gracing the stages of Nashville's Honky Tonk (Tootsies, Whiskey Bent, Rippys, Honky Tonk Central), opening for legendary David Allan Coe and invited three years consecutively to perform at CMA FEST 2011/2012/2013. Polly Mae’s debut, self titled album was written and completed last year at one of Music City's premiere studios, the Tracking Room, amongst the likes of Shania Twain, Keith Urban and Jane Dear Girls. Jodi has been "paying dues" by hauling equipment, singing for free or tips only at times, and taking the cuts and bruises the industry brings, all with a common goal to be a country music artist.
Jodi has been singing since the age of three years old, mostly in church. She grew up around country, blues and gospel music and was raised in a very musical family. At the age of 18, Jodi began singing in bars and with any band that would let her on stage. She started writing and recording in her early 20's, moving to Nashville to begin a solo career. Alone and discouraged, Jodi moved back home, started a family, and loves being with her son, Alex, when she’s not singing. “He's the best thing in the world to me!”, exclaims Jodi.
Today, Jodi's belief is nobody can outrun his or her own destiny and the chase, to once again fulfill her dream of singing, is the foundation of Polly Mae. She will “take a million no's to hear one yes!" Jodi's music career has spanned over a decade, traveled many miles, and her passion for country music is stronger than ever. Rather than list all of the venues where Jodi has performed or mention celebrities she’s been privileged to meet, visit the website and a find show near you. Witness Jodi touching peoples’ lives with her story and songs which fulfill her message that "People don't want perfection, they want a connection".
Polly Mae's single's "What I Drink" and "Come As You Are" are currently playing on local country radio. Jodi has also begun writing for a new Polly Mae album which she will be recording with Tate Music Group and it is set to be released Fall 2013. She has a huge heart and is on a mission to go after her dreams of singing to the world. Jodi wants to take YOU along for this glorious ride!!! As Polly Mae’s self proclaimed lyrics say, “It doesn’t matter where you come from or what you wear. Come As You Are, holey jeans or suits; Come As You Are, rock or blue grass roots, Come As You Are, high heel, barefoot, boots. Drop what you’re doing, come on, let’s go ‘coz everybody is welcome to our show.”