Dallas native and rising country sensation Jenna Jentry’s mixture of big city country and small town charm has led to opening slots with The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Travis Tritt and others. More significantly, it caught the attention of country star and “redneck woman” Gretchen Wilson, who produced Jentry’s self-titled EP.
Due Oct. 14 through powerhouse independent distributor Sony/RED, Jenna Jentry is led by single “Wise Advice,” on which the newcomer has solo writing credit. Tracks also include “When It Wanders,” “Scared” and “Only By The Grace Of God.” Among her co-writers are Kevin DeClue (Hilary Duff) and Bruce Wallace (Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Montgomery Gentry, Katie Armiger).
“Jenna has a very unique voice and writing technique that stands apart from other females in the industry,” says Wilson, who knows a thing or two about multi-platinum success. “It was a pleasure working with her in the studio!”
Born in Dallas and raised outside of the city, Jentry began writing poetry at the age of five and eventually fused her love of meter and verse with a deep appreciation for music. Commuting between Dallas and Nashville after college led her to make the commitment to Music City full-time. Associations with Sony/RED and Wilson soon followed.
“I’ve spent the past two years completely submersed in Nashville writing and growing as an artist,” she says. “I was lucky enough to be surrounded by talented and influential people in the industry, like Gretchen Wilson, and I absorbed all the knowledge I possibly could from them. I’m really proud of the four songs that made the EP, some brand new and some re-produced, and I think my fans that have grown with me along this journey will really connect with them as well.”
For more on Jenna, visit www.jennajentry.com.