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At 18 years old Jessie the youngest performer at the 2015 CMA Festival and has opened for iconic artists to include Luke Bryan, Chris Young, John Rich, Trace Adkins and Billy Ray Cyrus and has performed at The Country Music Hall of Fame. She recently released her new single "BURN" to radio. She returned to CMA Festin 2017 with a performance on the Radio Disney Country Stage.
She has been a proud supporter and one of the faces of Disney’s #ChooseKindness Anti-Bullying Campaign. She recently joined Kelsea Ballerini, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina on the Disney healing anthem "The Human Race" which reached #6 on iTunes Hot Tracks.
She has also recorded an acoustic version of 98 Degrees hit song "I Do" with 98 Degrees Jeff Timmons. Earlier this year she was selected to perform at the William Morris Speakeasy Showcase in Nashville.
Her first album "Wildfire" was recorded at the Legendary Dark Horse Studios in Nashville and her last single, "In The Meantime" received airplay nationwide to include Radio Disney. She has been covered by countless media outlets to include FOX News, The Huffington Post, AOL and AOL Entertainment.
Growing up Jessie was the victim of extreme bullying and music was always her way of coping with life’s experiences. Besides singing and songwriting, Jessie plays the guitar, piano and dabbles with the banjo. She has headlined both an Anti-Bullying Tour and a Walmart Tour.
Philanthropy is very important to Jessie and she recently visited and performed for the Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC and has been a frequent guest of Ryan Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital and other Children’s Hospitals. Jessie is also a member of Musicians On Call and The Give A Note Foundation.
Jessie is a proud Brand Ambassador of Sylvania by LEDVANCE and The Be The Light Campaign.
Jessie’s favorite quote is "dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them" and that just means it will take the continued hard work and passion to get where she wants to be.
SKEE-LO's first (single), "I Wish," was released March 27, 1995; it reached (#13 on the US Billboard's [Top 100] charts) and, #3 in the UK. His second (single), "Top Of The Stairs;" was (#75 on the U.S. Billboard's [Top 100] R&B charts) and; it was #38 in the UK). The "I Wish" (album), which had 10 songs produced by "SKEE-LO;' also reached (#37 on the U.S. Billboard's [Top 100] R&B charts).
The idea didn’t really catch on beyond our immediate circle of friends and family, so she moved on to her next idea...creating her own informative and entertaining gorilla website called Gorilla Heroes (https://1532232.wixsite.com/gorillahero). Her grandfather helped her create a logo, which lead into a T-shirt fundraiser. Then the pie-face idea came back into play. For every shirt bought or donation made to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Addy got pied. She made a series of pie-face videos that you can now find on her YouTube channel (titled Gorilla Heroes). She raised quite a bit of money and caught the attention of the Board of Directors for Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund (DFGF).
Raising money was awesome, but Addy really wanted to get other kids as excited about gorillas as she is. So in June she held a Gorilla Gala! The event had gorilla-themed games, crafts, information stations, a VR gorilla experience, and amazing raffle prizes. Several companies and organizations supported Addy's event by making donations, including Gorilla Glue, Maine Beer Company, Go Ape Treetop Adventures, Eastern Motors and the Cincinnati Zoo. The Gala was a big success! There were about 75 people in attendance and $900 was raised on site. The Gala proceeds, combined with Gorilla Heroes shirt sales, Fossey fundraising page, and other direct donations brought Addy's grand total to over $3500 raised for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Ellen Degeneres Wildlife Fund in 2018 alone. Not bad for a 10 year old!
When she's not advocating for the gorillas, Addy is getting ready to start 5th grade in the gifted and talented program at Fox Chapel Elementary School. She loves playing with her friends, spending time with her family and Irish Dancing:)