In the interests of being inclusive and because we know many of you like both kinds of music its time to cheer an Australian country music singer who will be a headline act at one of America’s great trucking institutions next month when Australian country rock singer Jayne Denham is one of the headline acts on the main stage at the Mid-america Truck Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jayne Denham’s star is well and truly on the rise, following a recent sold out show at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and this week’s news that she will perform on the main stage at the Mid-America Truck Show, held in Louisville .and will follow her upcoming performance this Sunday, 9 February at Victoria’s Whittlesea Country Music Festival.
A passionate advocate for raising the profile of the trucking community through her music, Jayne is the official ambassador for the Women in Trucking Association in the US, where for the past six years she has spent several months each year, touring tirelessly and waving the Aussie flag while still calling Australia home.
The Golden Guitar nominee’s latest single, titled Black Coffee and White Lines has garnered 205,000 streams on Spotify and her music received over one million Spotify plays in 2019 alone.
The song and video pay tribute to the brave ice road truckers in North America, who take their lives into their own hands driving heavily loaded vehicles across frozen lakes to deliver supplies to remote locations in Canada and Alaska. The emotive clip features iconic ice truckers Lisa Kelly, Carey Hall and Maya Sieber Pyskaty.
Although never having driven a truck herself (music is her jam), Jayne’s strong connection to the trucking industry has also earned her sponsorship from many companies including Wickham Freight Lines, who have emblazoned three of their semi-trailers with Jayne’s image and album cover and can be routinely spotted travelling up and down Australia’s east coast.
Dynamic performances and girl power define Jayne’s live shows. Both country and rock music run deep in her veins and she fuses them seamlessly to take her audiences on a journey from ballads of love and life to powerhouse rock tracks that never fail to get the crowds on their feet.
The singer/songwriter – who won the Best Rising Star category in the Australian Independent Country Music Awards has written and recorded with some of the biggest names in the industry, including producer Brian White; writers Jerry Salley, Phil Barton and Jennifer Schott; and Rascal Flatts’ Jay De Marcus, in whose studio she recorded her hit fourth album in 2018, ‘Calamity’, and who also played bass on the record.
Jayne is looking forward to performing many more live shows around Australia in 2020, including NQ’s Rock’n Country in late August, where she shares the bill with the likes of Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daly, The Sunny Cowgirls and James Blundell, to name a few.