Detroit Country Musician Paulina Jayne Balances High School With Stardom

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Meet Paulina Jayne, she’s a Detroit country musician, singer/songwriter with tons of potential and a gracefully fun personality. Jayne stopped by our sister station, 99.5 WYCD, to talk about her song writing process, the Detroit country music scene and what it’s like to be a young musician on the verge of stardom.

It isn’t without its challenges. A teenage girl making music with grown up topics will inevitably cause raised eyebrows with the parents. “I wrote a little song called ‘Pass the Moonshine’. That one didn’t go over very well.”

An 18-year-old high school senior, Jayne got started in music around the age of nine. She’s written hundreds of original songs and this past year, Jayne released her EP “Girl Who Would Be King” at Live Nation’s St. Andrew’s Hall.

She’s performed to a sold-out crowd at The Shelter (according to Live Nation, aside from Eminem, she was one of a few artists to sell out a performance at The Shelter). She became an artist in development with Trey Bruce in Nashville and filmed three music videos for her songs “Get Back on Your Feet,” “Pass the Moonshine” featuring Trick Trick and the recently released “He Doesn’t Know It Yet,” which debuted to a full house at The Magic Bag Theater on Thanksgiving eve. “Get Back On Your Feet” received three Best Music Video honors; 2013 Student Emmy Award, 2013 Detroit Music Award Nomination and 2013 Uptown Film Festival Nomination.

It’s hard to believe that while writing music, playing shows and promoting her career, Jayne maintains a 4.0 GPA. She was also recently accepted to Belmont University in Nashville for the fall of 2014, where she plans to major in Music Business.

Connect with Paulina Jayne and watch more of her music videos at paulinajayne.com.

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