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“Emerging Canadian country artist Jayme Lynne released her sassy new single “No Complaints” on February 18th via all streaming platforms. “No Complaints” is a light-hearted song that is all fun and twang! The song represents being content with the present, while innocently dreaming of a bigger and better life in a “perfect” world. Hailing from Keswick, ON, Jayme Lynn has been fueled by passion from a very young age, taking musical influence from artists such as Shania Twain, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton, Kelsea Ballerini and Taylor Swift. She has spent the last decade working towards pursuing her dream, and she takes her career very seriously. Jayme graduated from the Music Business program at Durham College, ON in 2018, an experience that gave her perspective on all the moving parts of a successful career in the music industry. She also won the local talent contest, Georgina Idol, in 2014 and was a Top 10 finalist in Ontario’s country music talent competition, The Magna Hoedown Showdown, in 2017. Jayme has shared the stage with incredible Canadian country acts such as James Barker Band and George Canyon, and has performed at the legendary Blue Bird Café in Nashville, TN. She also studied performance with live music producer, Tom Jackson (Taylor Swift, The Band Perry) and received voice instruction from world-renowned voice coach, Brett Manning (Keith Urban, Hayley Williams). Her debut single, “Little Bit of First Kiss”, was released in February 2020; following her sophomore single, “On My Way”, and her last single, “Sincerely, His Ex”. It’s clear that country music runs through Jayme’s veins, and great things are on the horizon for this ambitious young woman”.
When did you know you wanted to be a musician?
I’ve always really loved music and singing. As a kid, I spent a lot of time in my room dancing and singing with my hairbrush! I sang in talent shows and the church choir, but if I had to pin it down to one moment, it was probably when I fell in love with Taylor Swift. Experiencing the bond she has with her fans first hand, I knew I wanted to use my love of music to make an impact in other people’s lives the way she has in mine and so many others. That’s when I was inspired to learn guitar and write my own songs.
Are you trained? How did you develop your skills?
Yes, I started singing lessons when I was 10 years old, and then guitar and piano, too. I developed my skills by private lessons, and just playing music all of the time. I would play guitar before school, and then I would be singing and playing after school, taking a break just to eat dinner and sleep!
Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, Avril Lavinge, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton, and Maren Morris. These ladies all inspired me at different stages of my life as both a female singer and songwriter. They each have their own uniqueness that I feel formed me into the artist I am today.
How would you describe your sound?
Candid, vibrant, pop-infused country. People have said they hear Shania Twain, Kelsea Ballerini, Taylor Swift and/or Avril Lavigne inspirations in my music.
What’s your favourite tune in your repertoire and why?
“No Complaints” is by far my favourite, and not just because it’s the newest one, but because it’s like an anthem for the daydreamers out there like me. I feel like it’s a genuine extension of who I am. It’s fun, light-hearted, and playful. I was also thinking of Dolly Parton when I was recording vocals for this track, and I think you can hear that come through a little bit, which I love.
What can audiences expect from one of your live shows?
My live shows are lively! I just love connecting with people and having fun, and I think that comes through in my live shows. If it’s a small, intimate acoustic show then it feels like we’re all best-friends just hanging out together, and I love that. If it’s a larger show with my band, I’ll be taking my wireless mic into the crowd to dance with you!
Where can we find your music?
I’m on all the streaming platforms! Here are direct links to a few of them: