Jennifer’s journey began in San Mateo, California, when she was 10 years old. During a fifth-grade history class, Jennifer secretly wrote her first song unaware that it could lead to a career. At age 15, she revealed her talent by playing her parents a song she’d written for them for their 25th wedding anniversary. In addition, she let them know there were 100 more songs where that one came from.
After doing some research, Jennifer joined the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and West Coast Songwriters Association (WCS). Both organizations provided contacts and educated her on the art of songwriting as well as the music business. After winning a songwriting contest by hit songwriter Jeffrey Steele (What Hurts the Most, My Wish, Raise Em Up, When the Lights Go Down) , she came to Nashville to work with him and meet other talented songwriters. Steele convinced Jennifer to make the cross-country move to Nashville away from her family in order to chase her dream. Now, she has celebrated the success of a two week number one hit song She Wouldn’t Be Gone for Blake Shelton.
Jennifer's song Don't Come Home is featured on MTV's The Real World: San Diego Finale episode. She cowrote the song with Betsey Long, Freddy Litwiniuk, and Holly Elle, who is the artist on the song. You can download the song on iTunes under Holly Elle and check out the song at MTV.com
Jennifer's rock song Race You to the Bottom is the single and title track from rock band New Medicine and charted at #2 on Billboard heat-seekers rock chart. You can download now on iTunes.
For Jennifer’s newest project, she teamed up with singer/songwriter Liz Anne Hill and they co-wrote two songs on Liz’s debut EP The Desert produced by Louis Newman. The album is due to come out in the spring and will be available on iTunes.
Jennifer launched an independent music publishing company in 2008 and offers services such as song evaluations, mentoring, consultations, and possible song writing opportunities. For more information, visit www.tommyjopublishing.com