Nashville transplant, Paulina Jayne’s music is a melting pot of Motown, rock and country influences that Paulina coins, “urban country.” Her first crack at a country co-write was with Shane McAnally when Paulina was only 14 years old. Since then, she has written with several #1 writers, including JT Harding, Bonnie Baker and Danny Orton. Paulina has opened for heavy-hitters Sheryl Crow, Sam Hunt and Chase Rice. She also has shared Live Nation festival marquees with Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan all over the country. In her hometown of Detroit, Paulina sold out The Shelter, a 400 capacity venue made famous by Eminem, three time.
Come May, Paulina will be releasing a new single “Heaven On Earth” that she wrote that tells a story about hard work and the American dream. She recorded the single in Nashville with her hometown band to incorporate a Detroit rock city vibe into the framework of a Southern rock song. Arun Bali of the nationally touring band, Saves The Day, engineered the session while #1 hit songwriter, Trey Bruce, produced the record. “From growing up in Detroit, Paulina picked up an irresistible rhyming pattern with her lyrics that have set her apart from the pack,” says Bruce as he eagerly awaits the completion of her new single. In June, Paulina’s team will be carrying out a release week of shows between Nashville and Detroit in conjunction with a self-coined “blog tour.” The tour will include a launch of Paulina’s blog interviews over the course of two weeks after the single’s release.
Paulina’s 2016 single, “Love’s Gonna Always Win,” has racked up more than 350,000 streams on Apple Music and was added on 62 radio stations in 19 countries. Robert Oermann of MusicRow magazine presented her song the DISCovery Award adding that, “this record has an audio delight around every corner.” Another recent single , “Country Music Everywhere,” was added to more than 25 Spotify playlists, the highlights being Release Radar and Discover Weekly. The attention she received from online streams and her live performances coupled to land her a sponsorship from Ford Driving Skills for Life, a program under the Ford Motor Company Fund. In addition, Paulina was recently extended the honor of becoming a national celebrity ambassador for the nonprofit-organization, Miss Amazing, which aims to empower girls and women with disabilities.
Paulina will graduate from Belmont University in May where she embarked on the creation of an all-encompassing management group. It consists of a student body infrastructure under the tutelage of attorney, Jamie Polen, and, producer Trey Bruce. Their company, Girl King Co., has caught the interest of several marketing and entertainment firms, labels and publishers in Nashville. This momentum should continue to propel Paulina and her teammates’ business interests in addition to Paulina’s musical aspirations.
“Paulina’s songs and performances are irresistible, and it’s evident that her music comes from a very real place,” says Brandon Still of Blackberry Smoke. “I have seen hundreds of young artists starting out over the years. They either have the drive with limited talent or a talent with no real direction. Paulina is one of those rare young musicians that has a hold of both,” says Uncle Kracker’s tour manager, Scott MacDonald. “Paulina Jayne is an amazinglydynamic performer who exudes vocal and musical talent far beyond her years. Check out this girl’s voice—simply amazing,” says Grammy Award-winning producer, Toby Wright.
Paulina’s show is refined yet explosive. She is the grittiness of Detroit melded into the “drop D” sound of Southern rock. Her edgy lyricism and unique vocals have attracted significant attention. Her drive and dedication to her art and the business command respect. Paulina Jayne is an unapologetic and unyielding force who will undoubtedly leave her mark on country music.