Since her debut solo release in 1994, Jeanette Williams has quietly become one of the most successful and celebrated women in bluegrass music. Her list of awards, accolades, and career highlights continues to grow, as does her adoring fan base. Jeanette burst onto the national scene in 1999 with her Doobie Shea Records release “Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime”, which spent 9 months on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Album Chart. In support of her album, Jeanette and her band increased touring and winning fans from coast to coast, and internationally, with her powerful songs, angelic voice and warm, sincere personality. Touring, recording and industry awards have become a mainstay for Jeanette.
With more than ten SPBGMA nominations, and three wins for Female Vocalist of the Year (2009, 2012 and 2013), two IBMA awards (2006 and 2009 Recorded Event of the Year, with the Daughters Of Bluegrass) two songwriting awards (2007 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, 2008 IAMA Songwriting Contest) and over twenty years of performance experience in Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel, Jeanette is expanding her repertoire to include her early influences of Classic Country, Blues, Roots, and Rock n’ Roll. On February 18, 2014 Jeanette released the first single from her upcoming solo project on Nashville’s Off Row Records.
The Bonnie Raitt classic “I Can’t Make You Love Me” written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin, has received rave reviews from fans as well as the writers. Mike Reid offers support and praise for Jeanette’s performance by saying “Jeanette Williams is a wonderful Artist. She’s not trying to sell you anything. Her intent is pure; just the music, sung with an ethereally gorgeous voice deeply felt. She made this song her own. I love it.”
The complete project, produced by Nashville veteran Bruce Dees, is slated for a spring 2015 release. With a variety of classic and original material, the contemporary flavor of this release will thrill Jeanette’s existing fans, and welcome a brand new audience who have not had the opportunity to hear her work.