Episode 198 - Jaclyn Kenyon

Jaclyn Kenyon is a recording artist from Ontario, Canada and now based in Nashville. She began her music career at the age of 12, gaining national attention as the youngest performer ever in Canada’s renowned all-female artist showcase, Honey Jam. Jaclyn competed against artists twice her age and garnered recognition from major labels like Warner Music, who sponsored the event.

Currently, Jaclyn works closely with Chief Zarouk of Core Entertainment Group in Nashville, known for launching Big Loud and managing global acts such as Nickelback, Morgan Wallen, and Florida Georgia Line. Her exceptional writing and performance abilities have led to co-writing opportunities with artists from Warner, EMI, and Sony, as well as collaborating with top Billboard writers. She has also signed major production deals, working with multi-platinum producer/engineer Mike Plotnikoff and Igor Khoroshev, former keyboard player for the band YES.

In 2023, Jaclyn made waves on the new AXS music competition show, Banded, as a member of the band Starland. With her exceptional talent and captivating lead vocals, Starland’s performances earned them the “Song of the Night” title a record-breaking three times, ultimately becoming the winners of Season 1 under the guidance of powerhouse mentor Wendy Starland.

Jaclyn’s diverse songwriting abilities have garnered attention from major publishers in the US and Canada. As a seasoned performer, She has graced local and international stages, captivating audiences at music festivals, conventions, corporate functions, and arenas. Jaclyn is passionate about touching lives, inspiring hearts, and giving back through the gift of music.