Jet Jurgensmeyer is a 13 year old actor, singer and musician. Jet hails from Nashville, Tennessee and splits his time between Nashville and Los Angeles, California. Jet has numerous impressive and high profile acting credits to his name. You can check out all his roles in TV and Film on IMDB. Jet launched his musical career with his debut single, "Everything Will Be Alright" which has been receiving rave reviews.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
I've been around music my whole life. I have started to write more recently. I think I am just getting to the age where I really stop and listen to the lyrics and pay more attention to what the song is saying and how the artist/writer says something. My first single 'EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT' was written by Wes Hightower and Aidan James. That song encouraged me too, because it has such a good message and seems to make people happy. I want to write more songs like that.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
I started on stage when I was 3 years old. My parents owned a club in Nashville. I'm not sure if that is crazy, but it was a lot of fun. I can remember standing next to the stage with my little guitar telling the band I wanted to get up and sing. I would get on stage every day and sing a song or two.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Well I'm pretty young, but would have to say one of the most amazing things was that I got to sing with George Jones on stage when I was 7 years old. I knew it was a really big deal, but now that George has passed away it means so much more. He is a legend and I'm so thankful to have known him.
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So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I'm still pretty new to this, but I am looking for ideas in everything I do. I also read a lot. That seems to help me find ideas too. I try to find a melody and then go from there.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
I think just having an open mind. You don't have to be on some big label to make good music. You can go around Nashville or LA and hear some of the best music ever and it will be from Indie Artists. I think that is one good thing about places like YouTube. You can find some of these really great artists and keep up with their music and videos.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
I would have to say Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton or Justin Timberlake. I think they are all amazing artists and entertainers. They each bring something different to the table. I saw Ed Sheeran in concert recently and he was by himself on stage. I couldn't believe that he could keep an audience so entertained and involved and it was just him! Christ Stapleton is an awesome guitar player and vocalist too. He has an incredible band and it seems really raw. I love that he isn't overproduced. He is just himself up there. Justin Timberlake is...Well, Justin Timberlake! He can dance, sing, play instruments and entertain like crazy.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I do my vocal warm ups every day before I start rehearsal. Then I run through my song list. Each week I try to add a new song or two.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
I have a new song that I am writing with my friend Alivia McKenna called CHANGING. It is about life and how things are always changing for good or bad.
What's coming up in the future?
I have 4 more songs I have cut. We have shot 2 new videos also. We are going to be releasing them throughout the year.
For more information on Jet or to purchase his song, visit his website.