Category: 2000s


Jamie O’Neal

Jamie O'NealJamie O’Neal (born Jamie Murphy on June 3, 1966 in Sydney, Australia) is a country music singer & songwriter from the 2000s.

Jamie’s parents, Jimmy & Julie Murphy were professional musicians and (along with her parents & younger sister, Samantha), she sang in The Murphy Family Band during the ’70s until her parents divorced. In later years, she worked as back-up singer in Australia and appeared on tour with Kylie Minogue.
there is no arizonaIn 2000, Jamie signed a record deal with Mercury Nashville and began working on her first album. Her debut single, “There Is No Arizona” peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for a week in February of 2001, becoming her first number-one single on the chart.
ShiverIn October of 2000 she released her debut album, “Shiver” which peaked at #125 on the Billboard 200, #2 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Albums chart and #14 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. It was also certified Gold by the RIAA.
When I Think About AngelsThe follow-up single from the album, “When I Think of Angels” became Jamie’s second number-one hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (topping the chart for a week in August of 2001) and peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The title track peaked at #21 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. During 2001, Jamie was featured on the soundtrack to the film, “Bridget Jones’s Diary” with a cover version of Eric Carmen’s song “All By Myself.”

The third single from the album, a duet with Mark Willis called “I’m Not Gonna Do Anything Without You” peaked at #31 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
FranticThe last single from the album, “Frantic” peaked at #41 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
Every Little ThingIn 2003, Jamie released the single, “Every Little Thing” which peaked at #34 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.

The song was supposed to be featured on her upcoming sophomore album, “On My Way to You,” but the album was never released and Jamie later left Mercury Nashville Records. After leaving Mercury Nashville, Jamie signed a record deal with the Capitol Nashville record label.
Trying To Find AtlantisIn September of 2004, she released her first single for the label, “Trying to Find Atlantis” which peaked at #18 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song also managed to peak at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100.
BraveIn March of 2005 (five years after the release of her debut album), Jamie released her sophomore album, “Brave” which peaked at #40 on the Billboard 200 & #6 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
somebody's heroThe follow-up single from the album, “Somebody’s Hero” peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, staying on the chart for 31 weeks, giving Jamie her first Top 10 single since 2001. The last single from the album, “I Love My Life” peaked at #26 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, staying on the chart for 22 weeks.
God Don't Make MistakesIn early 2007, Jamie released the single, “God Don’t Make Mistakes” which managed to peak at #47 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks. The song was never featured on an album and Jamie later left Capitol Nashville. In early 2008, Jamie signed a record deal with the 1720 Entertainment label.
like a womanIn November of that same year, she released a single called “Like a Woman” which peaked at #43 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The song was supposed to the lead single from her upcoming third album of the same name.
soldier comin' homeIn June of 2009, a follow-up single, “A Soldier Comin’ Home” was released, but didn’t chart and the “Like A Woman” album was eventually shelved.

In early 2012, Jamie announced that she has established her own record label called Momentum Label Group; the label’s first artist, Rachele Lynae released her debut single, “Party ‘Til the Cows Come Home” in March of 2012.

In 2014, Jamie signed to the Shanachie Records label and in May of that same year, she released her third album, “Eternal” and the track, “Wide Awake” was released as a single. These days, she continues to perform and tour along with recording a new album (as of 2017).

To see Jamie’s official website, go to:
http://jamieoneal.com/

To see the music video for “There Is No Arizona,” go to:

To see the music video for “When I Think of Angels,” go to:

To see the music video for “Shiver,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Frantic,” go to:

To see the music video for “Trying to Find Atlantis,” go to:

To see the music video for “Somebody’s Hero,” go to:

To see the music video for “God Don’t Make Mistakes,” go to:

To see the music video for “Like a Woman,” go to:

To see the music video for “Wide Awake,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Love My Life,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I’m Not Gonna Do Anything With You,” go to:

To see a video of Jamie performing “Soldier Comin’ Home,” go to:

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Cyndi ThomsonCyndi Thomson (born October 19, 1976 in Tifton, Georgia) is a country music singer/songwriter from the 2000s.

Cyndi had dreams of becoming a singer when she was a young girl. After graduating from high school and winning a Georgia Hall of Fame scholarship, she attended Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

She later moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she attended Belmont University & enrolled in the school’s music business program, but dropped out after a year in a half.

While working on pursuing her dream, Cyndi did various jobs, one of which was a modelling job at a party for singer Deana Carter’s album “Did I Shave My Legs for This?” being certified Platinum. One of the other models at the party introduced Cyndi to songwriter Tommy Lee James (who wrote songs for artists such as Martina McBride and Brooks & Dunn) who agreed to work with her.

Within a year of writing their first song together, Cyndi signed a deal with Sony-ATV Music Publishing as a songwriter. In 2000, Tommy Lee James introduced her to the Capitol Records Nashville label which immediately signed her to a record deal after hearing her sing three songs.
what i really meant to sayIn March of 2001, Cyndi released her debut single, “What I Really Meant To Say” which topped Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for 3 weeks from September 22nd to October 6, 2001. It also crossed over to the pop charts where it peaked at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it her only charting single on the Hot 100 to date.
My WorldIn July of 2001, she released her debut album, “My World” which peaked at #81 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

The album sold more than 500,000 copies (making it the best-selling debut album by a female country singer since LeAnn Rimes’ 1996 album, “Blue”) and was certified Gold by the RIAA ten months after the album was released.

The follow-up single from the album, “I Always Liked That Best” peaked at #19 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #21 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
I'm GoneThe last single released from the album, “I’m Gone” peaked at #31 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.

In late 2002 (in a letter written to her record label, fans & friends), Cyndi announced that she would be leaving her recording career, stating that being a recording artist was an “overwhelming life changing experience” and that she “cannot commit to [the] obligations” of making a new album.”

Despite that, Cyndi was featured on a compliation album, “Amazing Grace 3: A Country Salute to Gospel” in 2004 with the track, “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” and also sang “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” for the 2005 album, “Christmas Angels” (which was released by Capitol Nashville).

In 2006, Gary Allan’s song, “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” (which Cyndi co-wrote under the name “Cyndi Goodman”) became a top-five hit on the country music charts. During that same year, Cyndi returned to Capitol Nashville and began recording her second album, but it was never released and she was later dropped from the label’s roster.
this timeIn October of 2009, she released a digital-only EP called “This Time” which featured five original songs. Although the EP received positive reviews from fans, it didn’t make a lot of impact on the charts due to a lack of marketing & publicity.

In 2011, she released a digital single called “Slow Me Down.” In 2015, she released a three-song EP called “ My World: The Acoustic Sessions.”

Six months later, press releases announced that Cyndi signed a record deal with the Dreamlined Entertainment Group record label and was supposed to release a single called “Sippin’ Wine on the Water” in May of 2016, but due to undisclosed reasons, it never happened.

These days, Cyndi resides in Nashville with her husband Daniel “D.J.” Goodman and two children: son, Hayden and daughter, Bella. According to research, she appears to still be performing and according to her official website, Cyndi is also an author & a speaker.

To see Cyndi’s official website, go to:
https://www.cyndithomson.com/

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To follow Cyndi on Facebook, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/cyndithomsonoffical/

To see the music video for “What I Really Meant to Say,” go to:

To see the music video for “I Always Liked That Best,” go to:

To see the music video for “I’m Gone,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “This Time,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Slow Me Down,” go to:

Chad BrockChad Brock (born on July 31, 1963 in Ocala, Florida) is a country music singer from the ’90s/’00s.

He began singing in church when he was 6 years old and sang in the school choir in high school. During his high school years, Chad played football and was given a scholarship to play it in college, but he turned it down after his time in the school choir convinced to pursue a career in music.

After high school, Chad began performing in Ocala at weddings and with a club band called Nightshift; during the day, he sold items such as cell phone service & cars. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1993 to follow his dream of being a singer and signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records a year later, but didn’t release any music for three years.

Warner Bros. and the WCW (also known as the World Championship Wrestling) got together to cross-promote Chad. He wrestled for the WCW from 1994 until 1996 when an injury forced him to retire.
EvangelineIn 1998, Chad released his debut single “Evangeline” which peaked at #51 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
Ordinary LifeHis follow-up single “Ordinary Life” became a hit, peaking at #3 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart (staying on the chart for 29 weeks) and crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 where it peaked at #39 on the chart.
cbrock98On October 20, 1998, Chad released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #31 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Albums chart and #37 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
Lightning Does The WorkThe last single released from the album, “Lightning Does the Work” peaked at #19 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 26 weeks.
A Country Boy Can Survive Y2KIn 1999, he released a cover version of Hank Williams Jr.’s song “A Country Boy Can Survive” called “A Country Boy Can Survive (Y2K version)” which featured Hank Williams Jr. himself and George Jones.

The song peaked at #75 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #30 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (staying on the chart for 13 weeks).
Yes! singleHis next single, “Yes!” peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for 3 weeks, making it Chad’s only number-one hit on the country music charts.
Yes!In May of 2000, Chad released his sophomore album, “Yes!” which peaked at #125 on the Billboard 200 and #17 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The last single from the album, “The Visit” peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #21 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
IIIIn 2001, Chad released his third album, “III” which peaked at #44 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

The album didn’t match the success of his previous one and the only single to chart was “Tell Me How” which peaked at #47 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks. After that, Chad left Warner Bros. Records and signed with an independent record label called Broken Bow Records.
A Man's Gotta DoIn 2002, he released his first single for the label “A Man’s Gotta Do” which peaked at #60 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only a week.

His next single for the label, “That Was Us” faired slightly better than the previous single, peaking at #58 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 3 weeks.

Chad’s third single for Broken Bow Records, “You Are” peaked at #48 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks. His last single on the label “That Changed Me” peaked at #53 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.

Chad later left Broken Bow Records without releasing an album. In 2005, he left Nashville to co-host a morning radio show in Tampa, Florida with country music parodist Cledus T. Judd. In 2007, he signed a record deal with Rocky Comfort Records (which was formed by country singer Tracy Lawrence), but didn’t release anything for the label.
put a redneck in the white houseIn 2008, he released the single “Put a Redneck in the White House” on the Straight Shooter record label. During that same year, Chad left the music business to raise his children.

In February of 2010, he left the WQYK-FM radio station to begin working for a new cable channel called the Country Network as the Director of Programming, but left in 2011. In 2014, Chad was reportedly working on his fourth studio album and tour as part of the Stayin’ Country Concert Tour!

As of 2016, he announced on his Facebook page that he has started to do some charity events again, but won’t perform on the road full-time because of his children & their school.

To see Chad Brock’s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/chadbrockmusic/

To see a fan-made video for “Evangeline,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Ordinary Life,” go to:

To see the music video for “Lightning Does the Work,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “A Country Boy Can Survive (Y2K Version),” go to:

To see the music video for “Yes!,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “The Visit,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Tell Me How,” go to:

To see the music video for “Put a Redneck in the White House,” go to:

Berri

BerriBerri (born Rebecca Sleight in 1974 in York, North Yorkshire, England) is a female English dance singer from the ’90s.
sunshine after the rainIn December of 1994, Berri made her debut on the charts with the single “The Sunshine After the Rain” (which was originally credited as “New Atlantic/U4EA featuring Berri”) which peaked at #26 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

When “The Sunshine After the Rain” was re-released in 1995 (with Berri credited as the only artist on the track), the song fared better on the U.K. Singles chart, peaking at #4 on the chart, making it her only highest-charting single to date. The song also peaked at #12 in Australia (where it was certified Gold) and #11 in Ireland.
shine like a starBerri’s follow-up single “Shine Like A Star” peaked at #20 on the U.K. Singles chart and #53 in Australia.
About TimeIn 1996, Berri released her debut and only album to date “About Time” in Japan only. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

Come And Get My Lovin' During that same year, she was the featured vocalist on music act Hector’s House’s single “Come And Get My Lovin'” and later contributed vocals to Indigo’s song “Here Comes the Rain.”
Do U BelieveIn 2000, she released the single “Do You Believe” with Plasma. It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all. According to research, Berri went on to work with various bands such as Degrassi and also performed with a folk music duo called The Raggy Anns.

These days, it’s unknown what Berri is up to these days and it appears as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “The Sunshine After The Rain,” go to:

To see the music video for “Shine Like A Star,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Come and Get My Lovin’,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Do U Believe,” go to:

Marshall Dyllon

Marshall Dyllon
Marshall Dyllon was a country music boy band that consisted of singers Daniel Cahoon (from Woods Cross, Utah), Jesse Littleton (born on October 18, 1981 from Sabina Ohio), brothers Paul Martin (born on March 23, 1978 in Clinton, Mississippi) & Michael Martin (born on January 26, 1983 in Clinton, Missisippi) and Todd Michael Samson (born on June 29, 1978 in Stanardsville, Virginia).

The group’s name is based on fictional character Marshal Matt Dillon from the Western TV series “Gunsmoke.”

They were recruited by country music singer Kenny Rogers and talent manager Lou Pearlman (who was known for working with boy bands such as *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys) to try to bring the boy band sound to the country music scene. Prior to Marshall Dyllon, Jesse and Paul auditioned on the ABC network TV series “Making the Band”.

In September of 2000, Marshall Dyllon released their debut single “Live It Up” which peaked at #37 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks, making it their only highest charting single.
enjoy the rideIn December of that same year, they released their debut and only album “Enjoy the Ride” on Kenny Rogers’ Dreamcatcher Records label. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

The follow-up single “You” peaked at #47 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only 7 weeks.

The last single released from the album “She Ain’t Gonna Cry” (which was originally recorded by Canadian country music artist Joel Feeney in 1999) peaked at #44 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.

By 2001, the group had disbanded. Jesse Littleton went on to pursue a solo career and these days, he performs with the band Gran Bel Fisher; Todd Samson has a solo career in country music. It’s unknown what Daniel Cahoon and Michael & Paul Martin are up to these days.

To see the music video for “Live It Up,” go to:

To see the music video for “You,” go to:

Jolie & the WantedJolie & the Wanted was a country music band from Omaha, Nebraska that consisted of lead vocalist Jolie Edwards, guitarists Phil Symonds & Jonathan Trebing, bass guitarist Ethan Pilzer, keyboardist Steve King and drummer Andy Hull.

In her early years, Jolie began singing at a talent shows and joined a rock band as a teenager. She later got married and gave birth to a son named Quaid.

After taking time off of music to focus on her family, Jolie returned to her music career and traveled to Nashville to record a few songs. She and her husband sent the songs out to various record labels and in 1999, she was signed to DreamWorks Records.

In 2000, Jolie & the Wanted released their debut single “I Would” which peaked at #55 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
Jolie & The Wanted albumA year later, they released their debut and only self-titled album. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
boomTheir follow-up single “Boom” peaked at #55 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only a week. The group even performed with singer Keith Urban.

In 2003, it was announced that Jolie & the Wanted would no longer be recording together and they eventually disbanded. Jolie signed a record deal with the Warner Bros. Nashville label, but didn’t release any music on it.Livin ProofIn 2004, she released a solo album “Livin’ Proof” independently on the DGW Records label.
my only gift to bringAccording to research, she continues to be active as a solo artist; in 2010, she released an Christmas album called “My Only Gift to Bring” (which is available on CD Baby). In 2014, her son, Quaid was a contestant on the 13th season of “American Idol”, but was eliminated during “Hollywood Week.”

As for the other members of the group, Ethan Pilzer went on to joined an association of singer-songwriters called the MuzikMafia and Andy Evans has his own business called Evans Drumheads. It’s unknown what Steve King, Ethan Pilzer, Phil Symonds & Jonathan Trebing are up to these days.

To see the music video for “I Would,” go to:

To see the music video for “Boom,” go to:

Jersey Ave.

Jersey Ave.
Jersey Ave. is an R&B quartet from the 2000s that consisted of the Latimore brothers: Anthony, Jacob, Jason and Nathan.
LaMOREThey formed in 1994 as a gospel group called LaMore and in 1995, they released a self-titled album under the Gospo Centric Records label.
I Wonder WhyBy 2000, the Latimore brothers switched from gospel to R&B music, renaming themselves Jersey Ave. (which is the name of the street they grew up on) and they released their debut single “I Wonder Why” on MCA Records. It’s unknown how or if the single made any music charts at all.
Jersey Ave. albumA year later, Jersey Ave. released their self-titled debut album. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all. A promotional single “Beautiful Girl” was released, but didn’t appear to make the charts.

After that, nothing much was heard from Jersey Ave. and it appeared as if they faded into obscurity. But these days, they have returned to performing gospel music under the name, Latimore Brothas.

To follow the Latimore Brothas on Facebook, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/thelatimorebrothas/

To see the Latimore Brothas’ YouTube channel, go to:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAfzmeciU4-tZTEQT78QoRA

To listen to the Latimore Brothas’ music, go to:

To see the music video for Jersey Ave.’s song “I Wonder Why,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for Jersey Ave.’s song “Beautiful Girl,” go to:

Tamara Walker

tamara walkerTamara Walker (born in Ohio) is a former country/pop music singer from the 2000s. Raised in Maryland, she began taking piano lessons when she was 5 years old and by the time she was 12 years old, she began taking private singing lessons.

She continued to excel in singing throughout her high school years which earned her scholarships to programs at Peabody, Julliard and Berklee. Tamara chose to attend Peabody, but she would later transfer to Townson University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. She was also named Miss Maryland and placed in the top 10 at the Miss America pageant.

After college, Tamara headed off to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career as a professional singer and later signed a record deal with Curb Records. In 1999, she released her debut single “Giants,” but it didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts.
asking too muchIn 2000, she released her second single “Askin’ Too Much” which peaked at #65 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 2 weeks.
coyote uglyDuring that same year, Tamara was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Coyote Ugly” with the track “Didn’t We Love” which peaked at #69 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only a week.

The remixed version of the song managed to peak at #21 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. She also sang with Bryan White in several episodes of the TV soap opera “The Bold & the Beautiful” and appeared on the TNN network drama “18 Wheels of Justice.”

In 2001, Tamara appeared on the soundtrack to the film “Driven” with the track “Falling for Me.” During that same year, she was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Angel Eyes” singing the title track which peaked at #24 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.
angel eyes album
In September of 2002, Tamara released her debut album (also called) “Angel Eyes.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all. One of the tracks from the album “If Only” peaked at #23 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.
view from the top
In 2003, she was featured on the soundtrack to the film “View From the Top” with the tracks “Everywhere I Look, There’s You (View From The Top)” & “Circle Of Love.”

After that, not much was heard from Tamara and it seemed as if she faded into obscurity. These days, she now works as a luxury real estate specialist at Douglas Elliman.

To follow Tamara Walker on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/tamaramusic1?lang=en

To see the music video for “Didn’t We Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Angel Eyes,” go to:

To see the music video for “Asking Too Much,” go to:

McAlyster
McAlyster was a country music group from Pensacola, Florida that consisted of members Cody Collins (born on June 1, 1984 in Dothan, Alabama), Valerie Gills, Leigh Usilton and Josh Walther.
i know how the river feelsIn 2000, they released a cover version of singer Ty Herndon’s 1996 song “I Know How the River Feels” on MCA Records which peaked at #69 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only a week.

After that, the group later disbanded and Cody Collins moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue a solo career where he sang on demos for songwriters & played locally at famous venues.

In 2007, Cody became the lead singer for music group Lonestar after the previous lead singer, Richie McDonald left to pursue a solo career. He remained with the band until 2011 and is still pursuing his solo music career.

Josh Walther began a solo career of his own and formed a cover band called Phase 5. It is unknown what Valerie Gills and Leigh Usilton are up to these days.

To see Cody Collins’ Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/codycollins.net/

To see the website for Josh Walther’s band, Phase 5, go to:
http://www.phase5band.com/Default.aspx

To see the music video for “I Know How the River Feels,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Looking Over My Shoulder” (the second track from the “I Know How the River Feels” single), go to:

jessica andrewsJessica Andrews (born Jessica Danielle Andrews on December 29, 1983 in Wynne, Arkansas) is a country music singer from the late ’90s/2000s. When she was 7 years old, a bone was growing through her spinal cord which required her to undergo surgery and she had a 50/50 chance of coming out of the surgery paralyzed.

Jessica became interested in singing when she was in the 4th grade; she planned to dance in her school’s talent show, but her sister convinced her to sing Dolly Parton’s song “I Will Always Love You” instead. When she was 11 years old, she formed her first band.

After someone sent a song of Jessica singing to music producer Byron Gallimore, Jessica signed a record deal with the DreamWorks Records Nashville label and began working on her debut album. Prior to the album’s release, she opened up for Faith Hill on her 1998 tour and for Tim McGraw’s New Year’s Eve concert.
I Will Be There For YouIn February of 1999, Jessica released her debut single “I Will Be There for You” which peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #28 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.

The song was also featured on the Nashville soundtrack to the film “The Prince of Egypt” and Jessica performed the song on an episode of the soap opera “Another World.” During that same year, she made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
heartshapedworldIn March of 1999, she released her debut album “Heart Shaped World” which peaked at #24 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #15 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Albums chart.
you go firstThe follow-up single from the album “You Go First (Do You Wanna Kiss)” peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #25 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
unbreakable heartThe third single “Unbreakable Heart” peaked at #10 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #24 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. The last single released from the album “I Do Now” peaked at #53 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.

During the year 2000, Jessica toured with Trisha Yearwood, was featured on the premiere episode of the CMT television series “On the Verge” (which followed the careers of up-and-coming country music artists) and was invited to sing “Unbreakable Heart” at the ACM Awards where she was nominated for “Top New Female Vocalist” (along with singers Chalee Tennison & Julie Reeves).
who i am singleIn November of 2000, Jessica released the single “Who I Am” which peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in April of 2001 for three weeks, becoming her only number-one hit song to date & her only highest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 to date.

The song also peaked at #24 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and was the theme song for the PAX Network television series “Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.”
Who I Am albumIn January of 2001, she released her sophomore album “Who I Am” which peaked at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Four weeks after the album’s release, it was certified Gold by the RIAA with sales of 500,000 copies.

The follow-up singles “Helplessly, Hopelessly” (which peaked at #31 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and “Karma” (which peaked at #47 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart) were moderately successful, but didn’t match the success of “Who I Am.”

During 2001, Jessica toured with singer Billy Gilman to help promote her album and later toured with Tim McGraw. The success of “Who I Am” helped her earn a “Top New Female Vocalist” award from the Academy of Country Music.
There's More to Me Than YouIn 2002, she released the single “There’s More To Me Than You” which peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #17 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 26 weeks.
NowIn April of 2003, Jessica released her third and last album to date “Now” which peaked at #34 on the Billboard 200 chart and #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
Good TimeThe follow-up single from the album “Good Time” peaked at #49 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only 5 weeks.

During 2003, Jessica began dating singer/songwriter Marcel and recorded a duet with him on his album “You, Me and the Windshield” with the track “I Won’t Hold You Down.”

In late 2004, she was featured on a duet with singer Bret Michaels on the song “All I Ever Needed” (from his solo album “Freedom of Sound”) which peaked at #45 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
the marrying kindDuring that same year, she began working on her fourth album, tentatively titled “Ain’t That Life.” The lead single from the album “The Marrying Kind” failed to make the charts at all.
summer girl
The second single “Summer Girl” peaked at #46 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs, staying on the chart for 10 weeks. However, DreamWorks Records’ recording division dissolved shortly afterwards and Jessica’s album ended up being shelved.

In 2008, Jessica sang a duet with Richard Marx called “Wild Horses” (which was featured on his album “Sundown”). In October of that same year, she signed a record deal with Lyric Street Records’ subsidiary imprint label, Carolwood Records.
everything
In November of 2008, she released the single “Everything” which managed to peak at #45 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart by early 2009.

Her untitled fourth album was scheduled to be released in late 2009, but in October of 2009, Carolwood Records shut down and the album ended up getting shelved. After the label’s closure, Jessica was not transferred to Lyric Street Records.

In October of 2010, Jessica became engaged to Marcel and they got married in November of 2011. In February of 2018, she gave birth to the couple’s son, Rockwell Francois Chagnon.

As of 2018, it’s unknown whether or not Jessica plans on returning to the music scene or if she is planning on releasing another album anytime soon.

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To see the music video for “I Will Be There for You,” go to:

To see the music video for “You Go First (Do You Wanna Kiss),” go to:

To see the music video for “Unbreakable Heart,” go to:

To see a video of Jessica performing “I Do Now,” go to:

To see the music video for “Who I Am,” go to:

To see the music video for “Helplessly, Hopelessly,” go to:

To see the music video for “Karma,” go to:

To see the music videos for “There’s More to Me Than You,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v53mzti_Y8M (the “Tempo” version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fb0lJovyiM (the “Highway Ballad” version)

To see the music video for “Good Time,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “The Marrying Kind,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Summer Girl,” go to:

To see the music video for “Everything” (the “Unplugged” version), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Everything,” go to: