Jillia Jackson was born in Fort Smith, AR. She grew up in a Primitive Baptist church singing acapella from old school-shape note hymnals that contributed to her deep love for music. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and majored in music education. During which time, she frequently traveled to Nashville, TN where she began co-writing with number one songwriters and recording demos.
Jillia relocated to Nashville where she continued writing and began paying her dues by raking in tips with the heel of her boots at famous Nashville venues. The hard work and experience led to a publishing contract which enabled her to record with Grammy winning producer Garth Fundis. Jillia’s songs can be heard on national television programs such as The Good Guys and Parenthood. Her songs were also recorded by Anderson East and released on his most recent album.
Jillia returned to her hometown roots to begin an organic trek to gain fans by assembling a new band of incredibly talented local musicians. She considers the band to be “The One.” The band has an amazing chemistry and features Bruce Fowler on drums, Lee Young on lead guitar and Logan Dooley on upright bass. They made their debut at the 2016 Peacemakers festival and have taken their “Ñugrass” sound-a blend of old country, bluegrass and folk on the road.