Jenny Simmons, the celebrated singer-songwriter and former frontwoman of the Dove Award-nominated band Addison Road, is receiving incredible praise for her much-anticipated debut solo project, "The Becoming," available nationwide this week. Simmons doesn’t disappoint on any level with this heartfelt and deeply authentic project, which debuted at No. 5 upon release on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel Charts.
Partnering with her long-time record label, Fair Trade Services, and the masterful production skills of Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Third Day) and Seth Mosley (Newsboys), Simmons penned "The Becoming" in the wake of Addison Road deciding to amicably disband. After years of touring and giving Christian music fans powerful songs such as "Hope Now," "What Do I Know of Holy," "All That Matters" and "This Little Light of Mine," the decade-old band stepped off the stage.
The Texas-based band debuted with their self-titled record in 2008 that garnered the band their first Dove nomination for Best New Artist, was featured as an iTunes® Discovery Download and garnered a No. 1 single with "All That Matters." They released their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Stories, in 2010, which featured the hit single "Fight Another Day."
Since her emergence on the music scene, Simmons’ vocal abilities have impressed critics and fans alike, lending an honest and authentic voice to lyrics that hit listeners with disarming relevance. Media outlets have described her vocals as "vulnerable and sincere" (ChristianMusicReview.org), as well as "piercing and chameleon" (Phantom Tollbooth).
Simmons has embarked on a tour in support of "The Becoming," which kicked off last night with a sold-out StageIt performance. The tour will visit markets including Dallas, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., currently consisting of more than 25 shows. Visit JennySimmons.com for the most updated tour information.