Country music couldn't come more naturally to Jade Jack. Her love
for country fiddles and cryin' steel guitars began as soon as she was
born. She had made her first appearances on stage even before she was
born as her mom performed regularly right up until she delivered Jade.
In fact, her mom made a last minute trip to Iowa just days before her
due date and had to sit with her feet elevated while not on stage in an
attempt to slow down contractions that had already begun. She rushed
back to Texas just in time to have Jade and was back performing 10 days
later, where Jade was passed around and held by music loving friends
from all over the country.
This appearance would be at the
International Steel Guitar Convention. Jade's earliest photos include
her with steel guitar greats such as "Papa Moon" (Ralph Mooney), Speedy
West, Jimmie Day, Jody Sanders, Buddy Emmons, and Junior Knight to name
a few. After leaving the convention when Jade was 2, at a McDonald's
somewhere south of St. Louis, Jade gave an early glimpse of what lay
ahead of her when she used a spoon as a fiddle, and a straw for her bow
to play along to the music being heard overhead.
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Papa Moon had that
straw on display in his music room right up until the day he passed
away... Jade's grandpa, Fred Jack, a longtime musician and singer,
couldn't have been happier. He encouraged Jade's love for fiddles by
always making sure there was plenty of Bob Wills, Spade Cooley, and
other great country music around. It’s said that Jade cut her first
tooth chewing on her grandpa’s steel guitar legs.
Jade began taking classical violin lessons at age 4. Most every
Saturday, she would settle into the backseat of her grandma's Suburban,
tiny fiddle case in hand, and make the hour drive into Sugarland, where
her lessons took place. After a few years of classical training, Jade
began her country lessons with longtime family friend, Dan Ratliff. Dan
had an in-house studio complete with a tiny chair specially bought for
Jade that will always have a place in the corner by the numerous
microphones and other music gear. Other fiddle teachers to follow were
Randy Powell and Dale Morris Sr.
When Jade first got opportunities to sing onstage at fairs,
festivals, and honky tonks, the crowds would be expecting her to sing a
song that most children would sing. Jade would bust out with songs such
as “Don’t come home a drinkin’ with loving on your mind” and “Let’s
chase each other around the room tonight” surprising and delighting
crowds all over Texas. When Jade's aunt Dottie Jack recorded a CD in
2007, Jade made a guest appearance playing alongside Texas Country
Great, Bobby Flores. Bobby then became Jade's fiddle instructor. She
then began making appearances at local Opry Shows with her Aunt Dottie.
This led to a show at a breast cancer awareness event at Pearl's
Dancehall at the Stockyard's at Ft Worth where Jade caught the
attention of Country Music Legend, Ms. Leona Williams. The two
instantly bonded and agreed to stay in touch. Jade began work on her
first CD in August 2009 in Nashville, TN and had it finished just in
time for a trip to Branson, MO. Jade was invited by Leona Williams to
be a guest on a series of shows that were held in October 2009 in
Branson, MO. at Silver Dollar City. Imagine Jade's excitement when
Leona called weeks before to ask her if she, instead of a guest
appearance, would be Leona's fiddle player all week. Jade was ecstatic
and unknown to Leona, already had most of her songs memorized. This
would be Jade's first show to introduce her debut CD, properly entitled
"Growin' Up Country". She has since done countless shows with Leona,
including numerous festivals, three appearances on Ernest Tubb's
Midnight Jamboree, two appearances on "Midwest Country" for RFDTV,
"TruCountry" on RFDTV, "Kelly's Kountry Junctin" for PBS in the Ozarks,
Johnny Bush's 75th Birthday Bash at Willie's Place, & the Heart of
Texas Records' Music Festival. It has never been a secret that Leona
Williams is and will always be Jade's favorite female country singer.
Jade credits Leona with giving her a huge boost onto the country music
scene and she will be forever grateful.
Jade can be seen all over the country keeping traditional country
music alive. When she's not fronting her own band at dancehalls all
over the State, she can be found playing fiddle for Tony Booth in his
band, as well as other Texas artists like Justin Trevino, Amber Digby,
Kimberly Murray, Curtis Potter, Patrick Murphy & Johnny Bush to name
just a few. She’s also currently on tour with country music legend Doug
Stone opening his shows all over the country and playing fiddle in his
band. Be on the lookout for Jade's new album entitled “Off the Record”.
This project that was released in April has been produced by Justin
Trevino and it’s Pure Country. She has gained worldwide success with
this project especially overseas where it was named “CD of the Month”
in the prestigious Country Music People magazine.
Things are happening for this blue-eyed country girl On and “Off the