Jonalee White - Long Road to Nashville
Jonalee White is one of country music's fastest rising stars. The bubbly blonde vixen's superb combination of traditional country music, smart lyrics, and sex appeal has helped her to climb to the top of the crowded country music circuit in record time. Her outgoing personality and up-and-comer status in the country music industry made her a prime candidate for Yallwire.com's Long Road to Nashville series, in which she chats it up with key industry professionals and artists at the most prominent country events in the U.S., including Country Radio Seminar (CRS), South by Southwest (SXSW), Key West Songwriters' Festival, CMA Music Festival and North by Northeast (NXNE).
Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Jonalee acquired her master's degree in Kentucky before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio to pursue her musical dreams. Her passionate voice and sultry stage presence made her into a popular Ohio country act, catching the eye of national promoters only after her appearances on Star Tomorrow and Music City Madness. In 2007, while sharing the stage with major country artists like Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift, and Clay Walker, Jonalee independently released her first single "I Break," which received substantial radio play and paved the way for the release of her second single "Sunday Paper" in 2008.
"Sunday Paper" proved even more popular than "I Break," - it was played frequently enough to appear on the American Country Countdown's Top 40 chart in early 2008. Both songs come off of Wake Me, Jonalee's first album, which was released in February 2008. With Wake Me now on store shelves nationwide, Jonalee White is set to tour in support of the album throughout most of 2008, lighting up venues everywhere from Key West to Canada until late October.