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Brittany Jean returning to Sing in the Holidays

November 20, 2018
Brittany Jean
Brittany Jean returns to Bonners Ferry and the Pearl Theater to "Sing in the Holidays" at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 8.

"I am so looking forward to coming back to Bonners Ferry," she said. "It's been an exciting whirlwind of a year. Touring has taken me all over Washington, to Texas, to New York City to open for Three Dog Night, to North Carolina for the Ol' Front Porch Festival dedicated to Hurricane Florence relief, to the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, where I also started recording my next album, and to Idaho. Earlier this year, I performed in Idaho for the first time, going to Moscow, Elk City and Bonners Ferry. What a beautiful part of the country. The concert at The Pearl Theater in June was one of my all-time-favorites, and I'm so excited to come back. I'm excited to see my new friends again!"

Brittany Jean is a singer/songwriter currently living in the tiny apple town of Brewster, Washington. She grew up in West Chicago and her interest in music started at a very young age; piano and voice lessons, children's choirs, youth group bands, youth theater and more. She started seriously writing songs when she was 16.

Discovering she liked singing her own stories instead of the ones written for characters in plays, she found a passion in songwriting.

Brittany Jean stepped into a recording studio for the first time in October 2012. Whispered Stories was released in September 2013, and it was completed with the help of fans, making her debut album even more special. Brittany’s second album, Leavin' Home, was released in March 2016. From songs about small-town days to songs about trying to find wild horses, there is a more acoustic feel to this album than the first, and Brittany hopes fans love the difference as much as she does!

Leavin' Home includes Brittany Jean’s song “Wildfire," which was written in response to her first-hand experience during the Carlton Complex Wildfires of 2014, the largest wildfires in Washington State history at the time — a record sadly broken the following year.

This song was a centerpiece for the fundraising effort of the Carlton Complex Longterm Recovery Group, whose purpose is to rebuild the 300+ homes that were lost that summer of 2014.

Leavin' Home also includes Brittany Jean's song "Adventure," which was nominated for the Independent Music Awards in the category for Bluegrass Song of the Year in 2016.

Performances ranging from farmers' market sidewalks and outdoor cafes to concerts in theaters and resorts, she's sung all over Washington. In 2016, Brittany started branching out-of-state to sing further from home in Nashville and Orange Beach, Alabama, and since then she’s been to Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee and Virginia.

“I've met so many wonderful people as I've traveled," she said, "and meeting you is one of my favorite things!”

Though far from the central hub of country music, Brittany has been able to travel back and forth to Nashville to record in a city and studio she loves. Recording days at Hilltop are some of Brittany's favorite days ever, and she's had the opportunity to work with some of the best musicians in the business, including Jeff King, Joel Key, Danny Parks, Scotty Sanders, Aubrey Haynie and more.

Brittany Jean’s third album, Wander With Me, was released on January 18, 2018.

"This chapter is about the people you take with you and the people who take you with them, and it’s about stepping out onto the road for more than the road’s sake," Brittany said. "I poured my heart into this album, and I hope you fall in love with these songs."

Find Brittany on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up her.

"I look forward to seeing you!"

The concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 8, at The Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash Street, Bonners Ferry. Doors and the marvelous Pearl Cafe open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance, $5 student or $15 and they will be available in advance at Mountain Mike's, Bonners Books, online at www.thepearltheater.org, or by phone: (208)610-2846. To learn more about Billy Jean, visit www.bjeanmusic.com.

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