Jenna Paulette signs with Leo33

The rising country star sets “Darlin'” for release on March 1st

Leo33, an innovative independent record label at the forefront of redefining the music landscape, proudly announces the signing of hot, new up-and-comer Jenna Paulette to its artist roster. Hailing from Lewisville, Texas, Paulette’s roots are entrenched in the agricultural industry embodying the true spirit of a working cowgirl. As a result, Paulette brings a unique perspective and genuine passion for country music to Leo33.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Leo33 family and collaborate with a label that values authenticity in addition to creativity. This partnership marks a new chapter in my career and I can’t wait to share more music and stories with my fans,” Paulette shares.

Leo33 continues to push boundaries in the music industry, prioritizing a forward-thinking approach. Jenna Paulette joins Leo33’s exciting roster alongside fellow artist Zach Top, and the label anticipates more announcements soon.

Paulette’s debut album, The Girl I Was, was released in March 2023 and has amassed over 30 million on-demand streams. Additionally, Paulette has been named an Apple Music’s Country Riser of the Month as well as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. Paulette is set to release her first taste of new music on March 1st with the release of “Darlin’” which she co-wrote with Jess Cayne and Matthew Morrisey. “Darlin” is a deeply sentimental track highlighting the torment of a toxic relationship yet praising the power of healing and finding genuine love.

Paulette’s musical journey has been defined by impactful storytelling, exemplified most recently in the official music video for “You Ain’t No Cowboy” which was released on World Mental Health Day. The video, inspired by the true story of her own cowboy, Ross, challenges mental health stigma in the agricultural community and has over 145,000 views. Paulette is currently on the road with Aaron Watson as part of his The Armadillo Dance Hall Tour and just played to a packed crowd at the Mercury Lounge in New York City. Additional upcoming stops include Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Tampa, Atlanta and more.

Singer-songwriter Jenna Paulette — a cowgirl who came of age amid the gritty realities of ranch life — is part of Nashville’s growing wave of female artists who are rewriting the rules and charting their own paths. Paulette settled in Nashville in 2015, where she struck up a mentorship with Ashley Gorley – a veteran songwriter with 60+ No. 1 tunes under his belt – which ultimately led to her publishing deal with Sea Gayle Music in June 2021. Since collaborating with songwriters Will Bundy, Rhett Akins and Jessie Jo Dillion, as well as opening for Mason Ramsey, Parmalee, John Michael Montgomery, Clay Walker and most recently Aaron Watson, Paulette has landed brand partnerships with Justin Boots, Boot Barn, Ely Cattleman and Ranch Water.

Buddy Iahn
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