Jackson Parten was born and raised in San Antonio, although he spent some time in Arkansas and New York City. Raised on a steady diet of Beatles, Cash, Stones, Earle, and Zevon, Jackson’s musical style is based on a diversely formed foundation. His first album, Jackson Parten, a country record, was universally lauded by critics and spawned the Hill Country hit “Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em.”
Having achieved success in the country genre, Jackson could have easily stayed there and made a comfortable living, but his muse would not hear of it! Jackson took his sound in a different direction for his second record, The Sum Of All Parts, which is decidedly pop-rockier than Jackson Parten.
Since that second album, Jackson has written several songs that others have successfully performed, including "Down Easy" a song made a radio hit by Zack Walther (Sustain/Universal) and collaborations with many regional artists.
With the new release, "Following Signs", Jackson follows a new path that is decidedly singer-songwriter like. Crossing the genres of pop and rock, american and folk.....this new record is destined to raise more than a few eyebrows as people realize....this is where he belongs.