Jacob Whitesides is an American singer-songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee. He is one of several shining new talents that have emerged from the various reality TV music shows. He was first noticed for his talent when he was only 14 years old as he made it to the first cut of The X Factor. He gained national attention by impressing the judges and the audiences with his singing prowess. Now, he has just released his new album, Why?. If you have been searching the Internet with terms like, “Why live stream,” stop right now. We will tell you all about this exciting young singer who is now making sound waves in the music industry!
Getting Attention Quickly
Whitesides grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is also the place where he first became interested in music after attending a bluegrass festival in 2008. When he started performing, he gained attention pretty quickly. A publication called The Knoxville Focus was the first to cover Whitesides’ obvious talent. Their reporter traveled all the way to Knoxville to cover the story!
Whitesides released his debut extended play record, 3 AM – The EP on July 8, 2014. It featured cover versions of several artists like, Plain White Ts, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Sam Smith and John Legend. The album was a success and charted on the Billboard 200 album charts. After this, Whitesides released two more records, A Piece of Me and Faces on Film. Both these records feature original music from Whitesides.
He’s the Boss
In May 2015, Whitesides took a major step in his career. He teamed up with record label BMW to form his own label called, Double U Records. He is currently the CEO of his record label. However, it was only in July 2016 that his fans got what they had been so eagerly waiting for – the debut album from Whitesides! The album titled Why? was released on September 9, 2016 to waiting music lovers.
People are wondering why Jacob Whitesides dropped his new album now, after so many years. The thing is that music has become a fickle business. With so many singers competing for few record deals, it’s a dog eat dog world out there. No matter how good you are, it’s really tough to get a record deal, especially if you are not an industry insider. The good news is that Whitesides’ debut album has now officially hit the record stores. So, go out and grab your copy, you won’t be disappointed!
Jacob Whitesides’ new album Why?, is now available for download on iTunes here.