“There's something special about Jessie. Her performance is technically great, but more importantly, I want to be her friend immediately. She has a real star quality.”
— Cindy Watts, Reporter for the Tennessean
“Jessie is just so darn likable! Incredibly refreshing and in a complete lane of her own.”
— Jimmy Harnen, VP at Big Machine Label Group
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Jessie Ritter, a Southeast Missouri born and bred singer/songwriter grew up listening to country radio on her family’s farm. Love of story and song eventually brought her to Nashville where she spent several years at Belmont University before launching into a full-time music career.
Now based in Northwest Florida, the budding artist plays music all along the coast, including the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. After winning NashFM 105.5’s regional Nash Next competition, she represented the panhandle in the national finals, where she beat out over 800 contestants to be named the 2018 Nash Next winner and signed her first record deal with Big Machine.
Jessie Ritter released her first full length album, Coffee Every Morning, July 2018. Ritter penned every track on the album with one exception—a folksy cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” that she has beautifully made her own. You can hear more of Jessie’s music on her 2015 EP, Stories Told.
Jessie continues to grow as a writer and performer, recently opening up for touring acts like Easton Corbin and preparing her first single for radio release this spring.