Jay Henley is a country music recording artist/songwriter from Maryland now touring nationally with The Almighty Stone Broke Band.
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Jay Henley gives fans another emotionally-charged single with the release of "THIS'LL BE A MEMORY."
Press Release 1- 1- 2010, Jay Henley new CD, "THIS'LL BE A MEMORY," Gaining Ground at Country Radio.
"The brisk harmonious vocals are brought to life with his senior CD "THIS'LL BE A MEMORY," which is gaining ground at country radio and was wrote by one of Nashville's top writers Aaron Scherz. , "THIS'LL BE A MEMORY" continues to gain greater air play, and is currently being played on radio station Westerwaldstr.35 D-53489 Sinzig in Germany and various stations in the US.
Upon the recording of his current CD, which was produced by Charlie Craig, he has received very high complements. Mr. Craig said: "I never worked with an artist since Alan Jackson that had as pure a country voice like Jay's." Charlie was the first writer to ever write with Jackson and has several cuts by Alan, Johnny Cash, and Keith Whitley, just to name a few.
When Mr. Henley walks on stage, he is full of vitality and you can feel the passion with each note. People say they almost hold their breath until the first lyric falls from his mouth.
The soulful passion you hear is even stronger when you see him in concert. If you enjoy his CD's you will love hearing him in person. He sings "soulful country music with a twist of honky tonk.
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"I love songs that have a strong message," said Mr. Henley. "Particularly songs about heartbreak, hope, love and the determination to accomplish things against all odds. Those emotions shape us all. The first time I heard this song, it gave me goose bumps
Susan K. O'Keefe spoke with Jay, when sitting down with an artist for an interview they are always very pleasant, but then they know they have to be if they want good press, don't they? Talking with Jay Henley is like sitting on the front porch on a hot afternoon with a glass of sweet tea. He is handsome, unassuming, and upbeat for someone who was up all night performing as he always does.
I began the conversation asking the most obvious thing I could think of - "How do you find time to write songs with your performance schedule? Jay laughingly admits that is problematic at times. Family seems to be an anchor in his life. His hero is his dad, who "really taught me a strong work ethic from when I was young." His musical leanings come from one of his hero's George Strait and after hearing Jay perform I felt like I was hearing Mr. Strait.
He plays acoustic guitar in his live performance, however, choosing to devote his complete attention to the fans. Jay digressed when asked which was more fulfilling - writing or performing. He talked about writing with obvious fond memories. But after seeing his live show, you can tell that his passion lives in performing for an audience. He has been playing venues up and down the east coast for years, it is evident he has the experience and the skills hoaned. On stage and from the first note of his silky voice you know you are in for a ride. His energy sweeps over the audience and, no matter how non-committal I tried to be, I was rocking with the music within a minute and a half. His band The Almighty Stone Broke Band moves with him effortlessly like a well oiled machine, transforming his performance into his own. The group harmonies are flawless. At this particular show they covered with an opening reminiscent of the vocal harmonies well blended together. Jay Henley takes on the task as he seemingly does everything else, in stride and at ease. He proved he has the chops to take on much more than party tunes with his ballad titled "IF THINGS GO WELL" that will be on his current CD. He doesn't just sing the notes; he wraps his voice around them. His goal, he states, is to bring out "a soulful sound of singing country."
I though "This guy really can't be for real, can he?" But real he is, and that is what sets him apart in the industry. No illusions - what you see is what you get, and with Jay D. Henley you are getting undeniable talent.