We, at New England Country Music, are continuing our series spotlighting women in country music. While the acronym WCW, standing for ‘Women Crush Wednesday,’ is often used for physical attraction, that is not the case here. This series will feature talented women who are crushing the country music scene.
This week, we are introducing your country/pop singer/songwriter, reality television personality, and fashion designer Jessie James Decker. The thirty-one-year-old was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. With her dad in the US Airforce, Decker lived all over the US including Iowa, Kentucky, Texas, and Louisiana. She is the oldest of three children. Just when she started to learn to talk, she began singing. She won her first talent contest, performing ‘I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart,’ at the age of nine. A few years later, when she was fifteen, Jessie James Decker was already making trips back and forth to Nashville to work on her songwriting.
She signed with Mercury Records and dropped her debut, self-titled country/pop album in 2009. She released two more albums, ‘Southern Girl City Lights’ in 2017 and ‘On This Holiday’ in 2018. One of the tracks on ‘Southern Girl City Lights,’ ‘Almost Over You,’ is a collaboration with country sensation, Randy Houser.
Her musical influences include our recent WCW, Shania Twain, as well as Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, and Janis Joplin.
Jessie James Decker had a role in the popular E! reality show Eric & Jessie: Game On, with her husband Eric Decker, an NFL wide-receiver. She has designed and launched, Kittenish, a clothing line with retail stores in Nashville and Florida.
We can’t wait to see where this WCW goes from here.
Jessie James Decker is busy raising her three children and does not have any tour dates scheduled for our area.
To get in the Christmas spirit, be sure to to download ‘On This Holiday,’ on Apple Music here. You’ll find four of Decker’s originals as well as covers of classic’s like ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,’ ‘Santa Baby,’ and ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas.’
Stay tuned for our last installment of WCW in country music. It is set to hit our page on Wednesday, December 18th.