Texas-born, Ohio-raised and Nashville-living, Jess Kellie Adams is a Country artist/songwriter whose mission is to spread love through her storytelling. Jess has a positive, energized and honest approach to her songwriting and performance that draws in a crowd. The diversity in the music and the approach to each song takes the listener on a rollercoaster ride through heartbreak to love and strength. It’s easy to say that Jess’ music is creative, bold, fearless and raw in emotion.
Raised in Ohio, Jess has entertained at many fairs and festivals across the United States. She has shared the stage with artists such as: Joe Diffie, Kip Moore, Jason Michael Carroll, Josh Thompson, Swon Brothers, John Michael Montgomery, Billy Ray Cyrus, Daryl Singletary, and Julianne Hough. Jess has been writing country music songs ever since she and her grandpa would listen for hours to the radio. Jess grew up listening to: Dixie Chicks, Sara Evans, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Merle Haggard, Earl Thomas Conley, George Strait, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, and more. These artists helped Jess showcase her old soul while also keeping her spunky, stubborn edge.
“I played wherever I could – I was thrown out of my first bar at 15 years old. That sounds kind of bad, but my mom was the one to take me because they had karaoke and I wanted to sing,” Jess says. “I entered an 18 and over singing competition when I was 16 because I wanted to entertain. My mom took me there as well and my grandparents went every week. I think they questioned their parenting abilities a few times because I was in a bar singing on top of a pool table. Haha! But it was a blast! I made the top 4 but was eliminated when my true age was revealed.” Jess continues.
Jess moved to Nashville at the age of 19 leaving behind a steady weekly tour schedule to pursue Entertainment Industry Studies and Music Business at Belmont University. She graduated in May of 2018 and is busy writing, creating, playing shows, and connecting with her fans on a daily basis. Make sure to follow @JessKellieAdams on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter and be sure to catch Jess playing a show in a town near you!