Here at New York Country Swag, we pride ourselves on being tastemakers, finding and championing new and up-and-coming artists and introducing our followers to the best of the best of the rising acts. Back in January of this year we named the 10 artists below in our “Artists to Watch in 2018” and we are proud to say, we know rising talent before they make it big. Someone to add to your watchlist is Jillian Jacqueline.
Back in January, Jacqueline was one of our first Swag Spotlights for the year. Having just released Side A at the end of 2017 she said that each song highlights a personal detail of her life, which has prompted fans to reach out and explain how the songs have helped them. “I like to say it was sort of like jumping off a cliff naked, releasing these songs, it was so true to life,” she laughed back in January. When she recorded the songs for Side A, she explained she had seven more songs that she recorded as well, so we were hoping she would be releasing them soon for her first full-length album!
Well the wait was over, this September as Jacqueline released Side B that consists of six songs, “Priorities”, “Tragic”, “If I Were You”, “Friends”, “Sad Girls”, and “Somebody”. The first track she dropped was “If I Were You” that is a collaboration with Keith Urban, which is already gathering over 3 million streams. On top of dropping the song, Jacqueline came out with a powerful music video that you can take a look at here. Directed by Patrick Tracy, the clip features Jacqueline looking effortlessly chic in a room of retro furniture, restlessly pacing in front of a signature lightning bolt. The added film-type filter on the video gives it that extra vibey look. Jacqueline also released a video for “Sad Girls”. Styled in a flowy sundress, the video opens with Jacqueline in a field of green grass and flowers, strumming her acoustic guitar.
If these hits were not enough to make her year fantastic, Jacqueline went on tour with some of country’s finest. Joining Thomas Rhett’s “Life Changes” tour for select dates, she got to share the stage with Midland, Brett Young, Carly Pearce, and Russell Dickerson. She also joined Jordan Davis on his White Wine and Whiskey tour and Brett Eldredge’s The Long Way tour with Devin Dawson. 2018 may be coming to a close but Jacqueline is going out with a bang. She is currently on tour with Kip Moore for his After the Sunburn tour and his 4 date Room To Spare acoustic tour for a perfect way to wrap up a stunning year. Jacqueline has built up such a following and momentum to keep her rolling into the new year. Make sure to stay on top of everything this amazing artist has going on by following her on Instagram and catch her in a town near you!
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