As singer/songwriter Jillian Jacqueline gears up for her debut project for Big Loud Records—which is currently in production—the 2016 CMT Next Women of Country alum has been busy this summer opening concerts for Dwight Yoakam and Billy Currington. She also has been busy releasing new songs, including “Reasons,” “Hate Me” and “Bleachers.”
It turns out the green-eyed songstress has plenty of “Reasons” to be excited about her breakup anthem: “Reasons” has garnered more than 10 million streams on Spotify, and Jillian will ship the tune to country radio in January.
“I’m very excited about how well ‘Reasons’ has done streaming,” says Jacqueline to Nash Country Daily. “When I wrote this song and sent it in, I thought that there was no way they were going to let me say ‘screw’ in a country song—but they did [laughing]. I’m really proud of this song because it’s super depressing in the lyrics, but it sounds really happy. As a songwriter, I feel like that’s a huge win when people want to sing along when they should be crying.”
Watch as Jillian performs “Reasons” at this week’s Nash Campus Spotlight session.
photo by Jason Simanek