Made in Detroit, Michigan, and a transplant to Nashville, Tennessee, Paulina Jayne’s musical style has been curated by a melting pot of influences coming together under one genre she calls urban country. At just 22 years old, Jayne has written with renowned writers Shane McAnally, JT Harding, Bonnie Baker, Danny Orton, JT Harding, Steph Jones and the list goes on. She has opened for Sheryl Crow, Sam Hunt, Frankie Ballard, Blackberry Smoke, Jerrod Niemann, Chase Rice, Uncle Kracker and LOCASH to name a few. Paulina has graced several Live Nation stages, some of which including the Watershed Festival and the Faster Horses Festival, sharing the marquee with legendary country music artists including Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Hunter Hayes, Blackberry Smoke, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. “Paulina’s songs and performances are irresistible,” says Brandon Still of Blackberry Smoke, “it’s evident that her music comes from a very real place.”
Paulina’s first project, Girl Who Would Be King, was released during her junior year of high school. The EP was produced at legendary Oceanway Studios in Nashville and Rustbelt Studios in metro Detroit. She collaborated with great talents such as Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow), Keith Gattis (Dixie Chicks), Fred Eltringham (Sheryl Crow), and Jen Gunderman (professor of Rock and Roll Music at Vanderbilt University).
After transitioning to Music City, Paulina took advantage of her undergraduate time at Belmont University and embarked on the creation of an all-encompassing entertainment group with a student body infrastructure under the tutelage of Jamie Polen and #1 hit songwriter, Trey Bruce. When she isn’t whipping her hair on stage, she is keeping the books for her team. As equally left-brained as right, Jayne is moving the marketing and musical needles simultaneously with the help of a young and hungry group to break their careers and her own.
In 2016, Jayne released an EP through their company, Girl King Co. The single, “Love’s Gonna Always Win,” written by Jayne, Bruce and Hailey Steele, won Robert Oermann’s DISCovery Award in MusicRow Magazine. “From the lyric to the searing lead guitar, from the pulsing tempo to her soprano swoops, this record has an audio delight around every corner,” says Oermann. Shortly after, “Love’s Gonna Always Win” racked up more than 350,000 streams and landed spins on 65 radio stations in 19 countries.
In the summer of 2017, Paulina released another single, “Country Music Everywhere,” with a corresponding video featuring iconic country music lookalikes in every day places. “Country Music Everywhere” was added to more than 25 Spotify playlists, the highlights including “Discover Weekly” and “Release Radar.” Soon after, Paulina partnered with the Tennessee of chapter of the national nonprofit organization, Miss Amazing. Since then she released a Christmas single, “O Holy Night”, donating a portion of the proceeds to Miss Amazing. New music and show dates across the country are on the horizon for Jayne as she enters into 2018.
Paulina’s edgy lyricism and powerhouse vocals have attracted significant attention. Her drive and dedication to her art and the business commands respect, and her overall enthusiasm for her craft paired with her high energy performances keep her audience wanting more. Paulina Jayne is an unmistakable and unyielding force that is taking country music by storm!