Jackie is a Canadian Singer-Songwriter from Debert, Nova Scotia bringing together the sounds of country, rock, and pop. This dynamic powerhouse singer performs throughout the Atlantic Provinces as a one-woman show and with a band. Jackie is influenced by Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Patty Loveless, Bonnie Tyler, Pat Benatar and Canadian’s Anne Murray and Shania Twain.
Jackie became inspired at the age of 12 from watching the movie, “Coal Miner’s Daughter”. This movie had a huge influence on Jackie’s music career at such an early age where Loretta Lynn became her idol and Jackie taught herself how to play guitar and began writing music.
Throughout Jackie’s mid 20s, she began performing solo, singing hit songs by the Queens of Country. Jackie then fronted the band Nighthawk, adding 50s and 60s music to her show while she performed traditional country music. Jackie later fronted bands such as Sierra; Sweet Revenge; Eldorado, and has shared the stage with Rawlins Cross, Cindy Church, Doris Mason, and the Kilted Chef. Jackie has also performed on CTV’s Christmas Daddies, Breakfast Television, The Downeaster Jamboree Show, and local cable shows.
During the two-year pandemic, Jackie released her first song that she recorded as an online tribute to the Province of Nova Scotia shortly after the April 18th–19th, 2020 Colchester County tragedies. “I’ll Be Right Home To You” received radio airplay and was written by Bob Robichaud. This song was going to be featured in a March 2020 showcase in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA, which was cancelled due to the pandemic.
In 2021, Jackie performed at Atlantic Canada’s First Ever Historic Tour for the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association game that was held in Nova Scotia at Truro’s Rath Eastlink Civic Centre. Jackie sang the bilingual version of our Canadian National Anthem at the Opening Ceremonies and performed her one woman show for three days.
Jackie is now working on recording her debut EP The Phoenix and is continuing to focus on writing and releasing new singles to showcase her dynamic range.