Jessica Lynn Reminds Fans of Shania, Lights Up Stage at Country Jam 2015
New York-based artist Jessica Lynn stopped by 2015 Country Jam, and boy can the girl sing. And dance. And get a crowd on their feet.
Lynn has been compared to Shania Twain, both for her physical appearance and stage presence, with some outlets touting her as "the new Shania." We can see why. The singer, sporting a sassy strut, waist-length hair and mustard yellow crop top, grabbed fan attention from the very first song, and her two backup singers/dancers only added to her allure.
She began with "I'm Over You" and smoothly walked the stage like a catwalk before launching into the highly contagious "Kiss My Class." Lynn explained that her band was debuting the song on her current tour, and it's "about keeping your head high, taking the high road" and telling the one who's bringing her down to "kiss my class." Needless to say, it was a favorite from the set; Lynn is saucy as ever and perfect for a festival crowd.
Later on, Lynn launched into a song that pays tribute to traditional country. "Twice as Good" speaks to a former lover, with poignant lyrics "I know I look twice as good / As the day you broke my heart." It's easy to see why she's opened for the likes of Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and more. Small details in her set, from a perfectly-timed hair tosses to sly winks, and even her tambourine player whipping the instrument in the air, made this set more than enjoyable — addictive even.
Other songs in her set included "Not Your Woman," which is for any woman with a two-timing man, "Turn the Key" (her first radio single, which dropped last week) and ended her set with a song that helps turn a regular bar into a rowdy country roadhouse.
When Lynn finished up her time onstage, the audience begged for an encore. The songstress, who just signed a publishing deal with Round Hall Music, recently finished filming her second full-length television special titled, Jessica Lynn — Takin' Over — Live From the Paramount which went nationwide on PBS.
Highlights From Day 1 of Country Jam 2015