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For Jenna Paulette, Telling Her Stories in a Vulnerable Way ‘Allowed Her Music to Connect With Anybody’ (Exclusive)

After the release of her highly-anticipated debut album this past March, Jenna Paulette is definitely a force to be reckoned with within country music.

The Girl I Was hit all music streaming platforms on March 31st, consisting of 16 must-listen tracks that highlight the budding songstress’ decade-long toxic relationship, as she “faces the heartbreak of her past and dives confidently into her future.”

Jenna Paulette’s New Album “The Girl I Was” Paints A Picture of Who She Is & Where She Comes From (Exclusive)

At the 50th Annual CMA Fest, just moments after her performance at Whiskey Jam, we were fortunate enough to catch up with the rising country star to learn more about what she’s been working on, how life has been since releasing The Girl I Was and more.

Backstage at Dierks Bentley‘s Whiskey Row in Nashville, Tennessee, Paulette spilled TONS of behind-the-scenes secrets to Celeb Secrets reporter Melanie Rooten, ultimately revealing what the fan reaction has been like since the release of her debut album, what her plans are for the remainder of 2023 and more.

Throughout her Whiskey Jam set, Paulette loved “seeing [her fans] sing along to ‘One Two-Step Away‘ or like deeper cuts that haven’t been featured as singles or playlisted,” making for an extra special performance.

“Seeing people being able to sing those songs as much as they sing ‘Anywhere The Wind Blows,’ which was on SiriusXM the Highway, just blows my mind, and I’m so grateful,” the talented singer-songwriter gushed.

Aside from the positive fan reaction Paulette received during her performance at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, the overall feedback surrounding The Girl I Was has been extraordinary.

“I think the most beautiful thing that I hear from people is that people are excited to hear somebody singing songs that actually, you know, cowboys for a living and doesn’t just wear the hat, and that makes me so happy because that’s been the goal for me ever since I started singing,” the emerging country artist revealed to us.

“When I got to town, I would go and tell people, ‘Yeah [I’m a] cowgirl. I grew up in a ranching family,’ blah, blah, blah, and they’d be like, ‘What?’ and then they’d send me songs that are really, really cheesy, and that’s just not what I grew up with,” she continued.

“It was figuring out a way to just embrace who I really am and then be able to tell those stories in a vulnerable way that changed everything for me, and I really think it’s what has allowed my music to connect with anybody,” the Lewisville, Texas native concluded with a smile.

With just one listen to The Girl I Was from top to bottom, you can tell that it is truly as real as it gets.

Aside from her performances at this year’s CMA Fest, Jenna Paulette has TONS of other shows lined up for the remainder of 2023.

The budding songstress revealed, “I’m on the road with Aaron Watson for the foreseeable future, probably until November, so I’m excited about that… We’re doing a West Coast run, and then a lot of stuff kind of in Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska [and] Missouri, and then Wyoming, South Dakota, like the Western and Midwestern U.S.”

Until we can catch one of her show-stopping sets AND hear The Girl I Was live, be sure to check out our full interview with Jenna Paulette from 2023 CMA Music Festival below.

Let us know what you think of the rising country star by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @celebsecrets, and be sure to connect with her on Instagram @jennapaulette and TikTok @jennapaulette for updates on everything she has in store.

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With reporting credit by Melanie Rooten. For more coverage from CMA Fest 2023, click HERE

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  • Melanie Rooten

    Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to work for Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country as an intern in May of 2022, she has also contributed to Holler, Music Mayhem, Country Now, Country Chord, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not working, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to work for Celeb Secrets…

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