Sounds of Sundance 2018: Jillian Jacqueline

Emerging country crooner, Jillian Jacqueline is an artist you’ll be hearing more of in the coming years. Check out our quick-fire interview below:

Describe your sound in three words.
Distinct, self-aware, progressive country. Okay, that’s four.

What’s your favorite F-word?
The bad one.

Song you can never get out of your head?
“I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany.

Any pre-performance rituals?
A few sips of whiskey and/or annoying vocal warm ups.

Last thing you ordered at a drive-thru?
Chick-fil-A nuggets and fries.

One film you want to see at the fest?
Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.”

Who are you most excited to spot at the fest? Celeb or otherwise.
Joaquin Phoenix, or anyone else famous. 

Elevator pitch us your idea for a film that would screen at SFF.
Something about a guy and a girl and a heartbreak because those are always worth watching, if done correctly. Or an “Amélie” remake starring me.

One thing you’d like to change about your industry?
The way songwriters get paid.

One thing you’d never change about your industry?
The craziness it takes to make it.

What’s next for you?
Releasing my album, touring with Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett, meeting more music lovers and making more music.

The 2018 Sundance ASCAP Music Café is located at the Rich Haines Gallery (751 Main Street, Park City, UT) and is open to all Festival credential holders (21 and older).

Jillian Jacqueline performs on Thursday, 1/25, at 3:30 p.m. and on Friday, 1/26, at 2:45 p.m. as part of the CMA Songwriters Series.

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