JessLee spent her early years in Loxahatchee, Florida, where wild hogs, snakes, dirt roads and big trucks were the norm. Born into a family of musicians, music was always playing in this female country singers house. JessLee says family and music are her everything. Although she enjoys all genres, early on, she took a strong liking to country music. As early as kindergarten she was invited to sing with the Young Americans. She also performed the National Anthem at many events. She still says that the National Anthem is one of her favorite songs to sing. She has been in front of large audiences at Major and Minor League (Marlins, Cardinals, Braves) baseball, college and high school stadiums. She has performed it at many other venues and events including the Military Expo, Stephen Siller Foundation, Aaron Vaughn Foundation, and POW/MIA National Foundation. She’s won many vocal competitions as a country singer. JessLee wrote her first song at age nine, “Hold it in Your Hands” and won Florida District PTA contest. Since then, she has continued to write many more music songs. She is the recent winner of 2016 Treasure Coast I Heart Radio Country Showdown.
JessLee has always been inspired by her grandparents who spent their lives doing what they love most, working together as professional musicians. Family gatherings were surrounded with music. JessLee loves to perform on stage. She inspires crowds with her music and has an ability to connect her own feelings through her fans. They feel her passion. She says “Music is my medicine”
You may know of JessLee’s success on Season 13 of American Idol. The experience taught her a lot about the industry and gave her that extra push to take a hold of her dreams. Always motivated, but now even more driven to just go for it! Hard work and perseverance is what it takes to make it in this industry. “Music is the love of my life and I am ready and willing to do the work it takes to achieve my goals.”
Life has brought so many positive and negative experiences to JessLee. She was raised with her two sisters, also musicians, by her single mom. Four ladies always working extra hard to get ahead. She says the difficulties she had growing up made her the fighter she is today. “I have learned to turn negative situations into positive motivations which get me closer to my dreams.”
JessLee is a fitness activist! She has combined her music and fitness “Music and Muscles” into an educational/motivational program called S.T.R.O.N.G. The program message is about choosing to make the one and only life you have on earth the best it can possibly be no matter what obstacles stand in your way by remaining mentally, physically and spiritually diligent.
Whether it is an intimate performance with just an acoustic accompaniment or rocking out with her awesome band, JessLee really enjoys performing. She has performed on the main stages at Freedom Fest, Oktoberfest, Spirit of Suwannee River, Miami 911 Tunnel to Towers, Stuart Air Show, Daytona Bike Week, HEWPLA, Sebring Music Fest and many more venues. She has been featured on the same bill as top country artists like Cassidee Pope and her favorite performance was when she opened for LOCASH and they called her on stage with them while singing their #1 Hit: “I Love this Life”.
At this time, JessLee is an independent artist. She self-released her first EP recorded at the Sound Asylum in Tennessee which was released April 17, 2015. She has since had many album reviews around the world, concerts, and interviews. She has appeared on the ABC Daytime TV in Tri-Cities Tennessee.
JessLee is passionate about supporting our veterans. She is a proud supporter of the CVMA. “Veterans helping Veterans” She is grateful to all veterans. Remembering John 15:13 ” No greater love than to lay down one’s life for a friend.” JessLee says, “American Veteran’s choose every day to put their lives in harm’s way to ensure the freedom of our country.”