March 5, 2013 by shockboxtv
Jaida Dreyer didn’t grow up intending to become a country music artist, but it’s clear she was meant to be on that path all along. Her unmistakable voice, bubbly personality, and eclectic,
insightful songwriting scored her a publishing deal with Grammy Award-winning producer Byron Gallimore (Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Sugarland) at the age of 19. But music was always a part of Dreyer’s life. “Early as I can remember,” she says, “from church to school honor choirs to singing along with the radio at three in the morning trying to stay awake on long-haul drives cross-country, it was always just there.” As a pre-teen, Dreyer found herself drawn to a variety of singer-songwriters like Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, and Steve Earle. “I had no aspirations to be an artist,” says Dreyer. “Not because I didn’t want to be, I was just a realist. I knew that I didn’t sound like the female country singers I was hearing on the radio and I just figured my place was as a songwriter. I was okay with that. Little did I know that someday people would actually like my voice for the exact reasons that I thought they wouldn’t.”
Jaida’s debut album I Am Jaida Dreyer is available now. Produced by Byron Gallimore, the record features 10 original songs written or co-written by Jaida. Radio singles such as “Confessions” and “Half Broke Horses” are included in the mix, along with co-written compositions like “The Boy Who Cried Love” — the result of an amazing writing session with Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. Jaida’s website and Facebook page are a testament to her skills at delivering her unique personality and talent to her audience!