A Few Words About Jake...
Born in the hometown of Waylon Jennings (Littlefield, TX), Jake grew up in the small farming community of Olton, spending his summers at church camp and on the baseball diamond. Jake credits Camp Blue Haven for his early interest in performing music, because it was there he learned how to play the guitar and sing. Though, Jake enjoyed performing in the annual talent show, his focus remained on becoming a pitcher for the Texas Rangers. The dream of playing professional baseball took Jake to the campus of Lubbock Christian University. When he wasn’t on the field, Jake was playing his guitar. He entertained every dorm hall and house party in town. The attention from his fans out lasted the attention from the big leagues, so in 2003 Jake hung up his glove for his guitar.
With two full length CD's and more than 500 shows under his belt, Jake is a true Texas troubadour with real country roots hailing from the west plains. In 2005 Jake released his first studio album titled Take Me Home. Soon after, many doors opened for the young songwriter. Including, a partnership with Willie Nelson and the Texas Forest Service. Jake joined Nelson and the TFS to promote wildfire prevention around the state from 2006-2008 (Google, “Don't Burn Texas Down”). Following the momentum of the TFS campaign, Jake recorded his sophomore album, titled Grace (2009). Grace provided Jake with two radio singles that appeared on the Texas Music Charts for several weeks (Days of Thunder; Grace).
This year, Jake releases his much anticipated third album, titled Heart of Gold. Once again, Jake teamed up with producer Brian McRae, to bring you his best album to date. The CD contains 10 brand new songs, including one of the most talked about songs of the summer, "If Love Was A Road". Original heart felt lyrics backed by some of the best players in country music.
Much has changed for the 6' - 2" right hander from west Texas. Jake now resides in Warda, TX with his wife Sarah and their daughter Nathalee.