Today, four years ago, was my first gig ever. First time I was on a big stage, with my guitar in hand, singing songs that I wrote. It was the scariest thing I thought I would ever do. But turns out, it was the greatest thing I would ever do. That day kicked off the beginning of my life and, hopefully, a long career ahead of me. I have had the pleasure of meeting, and performing with so many talented musicians. I have opened for artists that I looked up to as a kid, and admire even more today. I’ve made friends. I’ve written with songwriters that I used to dream about writing with. I’ve gone to cities and states I never thought I’d get to see. I have been to “Music City” so many times that it feels like a second home to me. I am working with the best team of people. I am writing material that means so much to me and makes me proud to stand behind. I have had many late nights and many early mornings. I have a wonderful family that supports me in every possible way. I have a band who lets me go crazy on stage and manages to reel me back into reality as they break into a ridiculous jam session. The musicians I’ve met over the past four years have inspired me to work harder. Every artist I have opened for has taught me something different. I will never forget opening up for Cory Morrow on September 10, 2011. And I will never forget every single person in this industry that has shown me what it truly means to be a performing artist. I cannot imagine another life I would want to live.
So, thank you for being with me every step of the way. Thank you to everyone that has given me the opportunity to share my music with the world and perform in some amazing venues. Thank you to the people that I create music with. Thank you to my parents who don’t expect a thank you.
I do not know where I would be without all of you. I am so proud of everything and everyone around me. This is where I belong and I am excited to see what is coming next.
Last night I attended the Music Association of Central Texas annual awards ceremony. I was nominated for three awards. Solo/Duo, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. I walked away with entertainer and I am blown away!
I hope you know that I could not have made it this far without YOUR love and support! Thank you for believing in me and following me on this beautiful journey. I am having the time of my life!
So thank YOU. Thank YOU for voting. Thank YOU for being YOU and loving music as much as I do.
I cannot wait for what is yet to come!
Here’s to the unknown!
Wow. It has been crazy the past few months! We have been traveling non-stop and playing in venues that have always been a distant dream until now. Since the beginning of the year, we have played places such as The Blue Light Live, Nutty Brown Cafe, and Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival. Coming up we will be playing Lone Star Bar in Midland, Cheatham Street in San Marcos, and many other great venues that we are looking forward to playing.
I would like to take a minute and thank everyone that follows us and comes out to shows to experience what we love so much. I have been having so much fun with the group of musicians I am currently working with. I am so lucky to be surrounded by so much talent and love for music.
About a month ago I took another trip to Nashville for co-writes. I was able to work with some well known writers and together, we wrote a few songs that I am currently obsessed with! I cannot wait for you to hear them!
I hope all of you are having great days and I hope to see you at a show soon!
Keep up with our crazy schedule www.JennaMcDaniel.com/Events
Here’s to the unknown!
Here is a link to my latest video, shot by Zach Morris at Compass Conversions in Temple, TX. Check it out, and don’t forget to leave a comment when you do!
I Can’t Stop
Submitted on April 22nd, and it finally went live today!
October is here and we have some exciting things happening! I am a featured artist on ReverbNation twice this month which is always an honor. Also we have some pretty big shows in our area that we are looking forward to being a part of.
First off, on Saturday, October 18th, I will be singing the National Anthem at the Killeen, TX Country Music Festival. We are trying to break a record for the nation’s largest National Anthem! It will be filmed and sent out to the troops who are currently deployed.
Get tickets at: http://entertainmentmvps.com/oct18killeen.php
Next, on Saturday, October 25th, we have two shows! The first is a Breast Cancer Awareness event hosted at Harley Davidson in Temple, TX. The event starts at 9am and music starts at 2pm.
The second is the Hayseed Festival hosted by the Temple Jaycees at Bend O’ The River Ranch in Temple, TX. We will be opening for Lincoln Durham, Old Salt Union, and the Dirty River Boys! This will be our third year performing for the Temple Jaycees.
Get tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hayseed-festival-byob-tickets-12775081613?aff=eac2
On Sunday, October 26th we will be performing at Schoepf’s BBQ in Belton, TX for the Fort Hood Memorial Benefit Concert. 4pm-8pm
Get tickets at: http://outhousetickets.com/Event/Event6248/
We are honored to be a part of so many great events this month! Every single one is for a good cause that we are proud to support and hope you come out to show your support as well!
You guys are amazing. We were able to raise $500 for Ronald McDonald House Charities, by selling the guitar below. Katie Dragoo from Temple, TX had the winning bid, and has already given a check to her local Ronald McDonald House.
Help me raise some money for Ronald McDonald House charity’s, by bidding on this custom guitar. We will keep the bidding open until 10:00 pm July 12th, at which time we will accept the highest bidder. 100% of the money raised will go to RMHC!! All bids need to be placed on my Facebook page http://www.Facebook.com/JennaMcDanielMusic
The online store is finally live!! Check it out, by clicking “Store” in the menu to the right.