I can’t believe how long ago it was that I first told you all about Jaida Dreyer. But was actually May 14, 2010. I called that article, “Meet Jaida Dreyer – You’re going to like what you hear.” If you missed that article, you can read it by clicking here. I just went back and looked at it again, and I noticed that the video I included in the post (“No More Mondays”) doesn’t exist anymore, but I hope you will all enjoy the article and photos just the same.
Today I received a press release about Jaida’s new single, “Half Broke Horses.” I listened to it, and I hope all of you will, too. You can hear it by clicking on this link. The video below is a song called “Confessions,” what was posted on YouTube back in March of 2012. It gives you an opportunity to see her in front of a live audience. I like this song, too – but I do like “Half Broke Horse” a lot! And the fashion-minded among you, check out those boots she’s got on! Here’s a video.
Now, here’s the press release that I received today.
The song, a very personal autobiographical flashback from Dreyer’s childhood, explores loss and change with a heartfelt equestrian metaphor, one which the talented horse rider turned musician is well acquainted with.
"I’m not afraid to say this part of my life is difficult for me to write about, but I felt I had to be honest with both myself and the listener," said Dreyer. "If I left that hole out, it would take away from the legitimacy of the record. We all experience loss throughout our lives in different ways and this song allows the audience into a piece of my past that shaped my life forever."
The single is the second release off her forthcoming album, I Am Jaida Dreyer, and is produced by Grammy award-winning record producer Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sugarland).
The song was co-written by Dreyer along with Brad and Brett Warren and Lance Miller.
“Brett and I have written a lot of songs with Jaida, but this one is really special,” said co-writer Brad Warren. “Its kind of Jaida’s story and it’s cool that she has the guts to tell it. It gives me chills every time I hear it. Perfect marriage of singer and song.”
Nate Deaton with KRTY added, “When you tune into a country station this song is exactly what you want to hear. We love both the song and singer, and we picked it as a song to watch in 2013.”
2012 proved to be a busy year for Dreyer as she traveled the country on a coast-to-coast radio promotion tour that pushed as far north as Canada. She has already made several appearances on the historic Grand Ole Opry.
As the flagship artist on Streamsound Records, Dreyer released two singles to Country radio in 2012, “Guys Girl” and “Confessions.” The rising star has already toured with Eric Church and Luke Bryan, and opened for Dierks Bentley in arenas.
I’m definitely looking forward to hearing “Half Broke Horse” hit local radio. In addition to her web site, be sure to follow Jaida on Twitter @jaidadreyer. Visit her facebook page, too, and remember to “Like” the page while you are there.
Back with more soon!