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Jessie Lee Cates / Bio

Jessie Lee Cates new single, “Behind Your Back,” has risen to the top of the International Country Chart, giving JLC her first #1 (Ramgatie Top 40, 2/15/15). The song, a Country waltz with a major lyric twist, has been exploding on global Country radio, registering 524 playlist adds for the week ending March 14, the biggest single-week increase of any Jessie Lee song.

“What an honor!,” says JLC. “I’ve worked hard for a long, long time in this business, and to finally get a #1 – it’s just amazing!”

Written by veteran Nashville songwriter Vincent Bonvissuto, “Behind Your Back” has been featured on the Country Legends in the Making radio program, the Women of Substance podcast, and Stuart Cameron’s HotDisc Top 30 program in the UK. The song has been aired by over 2,200 stations in over 30 countries worldwide.

To view the Ramgatie Top 40 chart, please visit: http://www.countrymusicchart.net/chart8-14february2015.htm

"Behind Your Back" is available through iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Links for all of these can be found on the artist’s homepage: www.jessieleecates.com

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Country DJs around the globe have been very impressed with JLC, her radio singles, and her first CD.

"Jessie, without a doubt, is one of the best voices and entertainers to come out of Nashville for a long time"
- Lee Williams, CMA Broadcaster of the Year 2013.

"Vivid, colorful, lyrical, Great performance, charismatic singer."
- Eagle Country Radio

- Rudy Minnaert, Terneuzen FM

"Impressive sound, similar to Sara Evans"
- Adrian Clark, Country Music News International

- John De Burgh, CMR Radio

- John Morris, Trust AM Radio

"Very great performance"
- Etienne Berthels, Radio Terre Franche

"Jessie Lee's 'Scotland' is a great homage to her Gaelic roots and indeed my own. It would make a great anthem for Scotland. Hearing bagpipes on a country record adds the icing on top."
- Marie Crichton, BBC Radio Shropshire

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It’s 3 a.m., and you’ve put in eight long hours of your 12-hour shift churning out power steering pumps on the assembly line. Maybe you’re thinking about a comfortable bed and a good day’s sleep, or maybe you’re trying to remember what the sun looks like. But if you’re Jessie Lee Cates, you’re thinking about the perfect word to finish off the first verse of your newest ballad. You’re wondering if you’ll get offered another record deal – this time with a label that won’t go under before you’ve recorded your first song. You’re determined to find a way out of the factory and onto the stage. And you will succeed.

Born and raised in the hill country of Hamblen County, Tennessee, Jessie Lee was determined to use her God-given vocal talents to enrich others’ lives with her music. She took second place at Kelly Pickler’s Kellioke Contest in Knoxville, and sang her songs at well-known Tennessee festivals such as the Foothills Fall Festival, where she opened for Jason Aldean, and at the East Tennessee Farm Relief concert, sharing the stage with Aaron Tippin. While performing in a local pub, she was discovered by Mike Hammond of Knoxville’s Q100 radio station, and was soon playing at some of Nashville’s best-known venues, including Tootsie’s and Puckett’s. A pending deal with Equity Records fell through when the label collapsed, but Jessie Lee was undaunted, working on her songwriting and singing skills as she worked the night shift on a factory assembly line.

Returning to Nashville in 2012, Jessie Lee brought her modern-classic-country-with-a-twist style to new fans and new venues, playing at Performing Writer’s well-respected songwriter showcase, and earning an invite to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, where she received a tremendous welcome from a wildly enthusiastic crowd. In November 2013, she released her debut album, Let Your Country Out, which features the anthemic title cut, "Let Your Country Out," "The Boot," an unusual, uptempo look at life "under the heel," and "Scotland," a celebration of her Scots-Irish heritage and the first modern country song ever to feature the bagpipe. It’s not your mother’s country, but every mother, father, brother or sister who tunes in on radio will leave the "dial" right where it is – hanging on every word sung straight from the soul of Jessie Lee Cates.

"Jessie Lee Cates demands attention from the stage. She's a charismatic entertainer with a comfortable appeal."
- David Gordon Tygart, Performing Writer

For more information about Jessie Lee Cates, visit: www.jessieleecates.com. To contact management, e-mail: harpethmm@gmail.com.

Let Your Country Out is available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Links can be found on the artist' homepage: www.jessieleecates.com

General Info

Band Members
Jessie Lee Cates - Vocals
Artist Name
Jessie Lee Cates
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Contact Info

Chattanooga, TN
Harpeth Meadows Management

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