Jade Holland is one of Australia’s most exciting emerging country artists.
Jade's first single Mess With a Girl Like Me debuted at No. 15 in the iTunes Country Music Charts in December 2012.
While Jade has been competing in country music competitions across Australia for more than nine years, her passion for country music was fuelled in 2011 following overwhelming success at the 15th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Jade outshone 3,800 contestants to bring home a string of awards including second in the Photogenic category, third in the Country Rock category for her rendition of Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats, third in the vocal category, and second in the Song Writing category for her own composition Make Up Your Own Mind.
But her passion for performing had been ignited long before then.
After a nervous, tearful karaoke rendition of Kasey Chamber’s “The Captain”, Jade knew she was addicted to performing. From that moment on, at only 11 years of age, Jade began competing in the country music circuit from Kuranda, QLD down to Tamworth, NSW. A bright new star was born as she began to accumulate numerous awards for her outstanding singing and song writing abilities.
Although now an internationally award-winning artist, Jade has not always found the music industry so welcoming.
Through numerous setbacks, Jade has learnt the challenging art of picking herself up and moving on. Since the beginning of her career, her personal rule has been to never do anything half-heartedly; to use difficult situations to her advantage – as opportunities to strengthen as an artist and a person, and “make lemonade out of lemons”.
Following the release of her first album, Jade’s sights are set firmly on the world stage.
“The next stop will be LA, and hopefully Nashville,” reveals Jade.
“My dream is to one day have an audience who sings my lyrics back to me. I think I would probably fall off-stage.”