Album:The JaneDear Girls
The sassy duo The JaneDear Girls made a big splash with their debut single Wildflower which propelled their debut CD to the country music top ten. And neither of the girls is named Jane. Lead singer Susie Brown may look like Bettie Page but she was a fiddle prodigy growing up in Utah. She also plays mandolin, bass, guitar and accordion. Danielle Leverett was an athlete growing up in Amarillo, TX. But injuries forced her to turn to music. She plays guitar, banjo and harmonica. Both girls write songs. Both moved to Nashville to pursue solo careers. They met at a songwriters concert in Nashville and songwriter Kris Bergsnes suggested the two form a group. They caught the ear of John Rich of Big & Rich and he got them a record deal with Warner Bros.' Reprise label. Rich also produced the debut CD. Wildflower was the first single and it reached #15 on the Country Singles chart. I suspect the video got a lot of airplay on CMT. Other than the duo's sassiness, the other thing I noticed was the big rock drum beat. I guess they want to cross these girls over to pop. The album reached #10 on the Country Album chart. Though Danielle co-wrote a majority of the songs on the album, Susie Brown co-wrote Wildflower with Nashville songwriters Vicky McGehee and Jeremy Stover. They also got a couple of Academy Of Country Music award nominations. I presume The JaneDear Girls will release a new CD this year as the new song Good Girls Gone Bad turned up in the new ABC TV series GCB. Here's the video for Wildflower by The JaneDear Girls.