Jerry Silverstein

Jenny Ray


Story

I have a long standing friendship with a Nashville publisher, Michael Martin, who currently is the creative director at ASCAP in Nashville. A couple of years ago when I was visiting with Michael in Nashville, he suggested that I connect with a talented singer from Alabama who was currently studying in the Clive Davis music program at NYU. I called Jenny and we first met for a session in one of the practice rooms at NYU, and we have been writing in person and by Skype ever since. She hails from the area around Muscle Shoals, and she since has graduated and moved to Nashville. We have a great synergy, and I love how she takes our songs and makes them her own. Nothing pleases me more than to have a phrase that Jenny interjects into a lyric that simply isn't part of my vernacular like this line in "Things I Left Behind":

"Moved to the City to take on the world, so I could be the legend kind of girl."

When I play the song out myself, I flip my hair (such as it is) after singing that line.

Jenny is a talented singer songwriter with a beautiful voice who is totally dedicated to her craft. She has worked hard to learn everything that she can about songwriting as well as the industry as a whole, and I'm confident that she will make her mark in the years ahead. I'm looking forward to maintaining our collaboration as part of her journey.

To follow Jenny on the web, go to JennyRayMusic.com