The JaneDear Girls Set to Release Debut Album in February
The JaneDear girls are gearing up for the release of their John Rich-produced debut record, which hits store shelves February 3. The self-titled album's first single, 'Wildflower,' is already in the Top 20 on the country singles chart and showcases the perfect introduction to Susie Brown and Danelle Leverett's high-energy, soaring harmonies and world-class instrumental skills (between the two of them, they play a total of eight instruments: accordion, acoustic guitar, bass, electric guitar, fiddle, gango, harp and mandolin).
"We try to put a lot of ourselves, who we are and our personalities, into our music," Susie says. "We like to have fun with our songs, and we wanted to give our fans something they can relate to as well."
Between Susie and Danelle, they proudly penned every song on the 11-track album, which is an ensemble of country rock. "We like our guitars loud, our fiddles ripping and a steady beat," Danelle says. "We want our music to make people want to get up and dance."
Before they became known as the JaneDear girls, Danelle and Susie were each pursuing careers when a friend suggested Danelle see Susie perform at a Nashville club. Not long after, the two tried writing together, and from the moment they finished their first song together, they knew that they were a duo. While they struggled to be heard, they quickly began impressing industry people around town. After they performed at a Muzik Mafia event, John Rich became a huge supporter, helping them ink deals with Warner Music Nashville, Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing and Turner Nichols & Associates Management firm.
Look for the JaneDear girls on the road with Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party tour, which kicks off in Little Rock, Ark. January 21. The JaneDear girls are also nominated for their first Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Vocal Duo or Group. The ACM's will air live from Las Vegas April 3.