[Interview] Jenn Bostic: “Creating And Performing Music Brings Me Joy. “

©Sara Kauss Photography 2022

Award-winning singer and songwriter Jenn Bostic has performed at sold out tours across the US and Europe and made appearances in Mexico, Iraq and Kuwait. Her soulful inspirational music enjoyed airplay on Sirius XMs The Pulse, BBC Radio 2 and many mainstream ACs. Jenn Bostic’s music has hit famous charts, and her highly anticipated album “You Find a Way” officially released last month.

BTSCelebs was given the opportunity to chat with this talented independent artist to learn more about her music beginnings, the production story of “You Find a Way,” the albums best songs and more.

Let’s meet Jenn Bostic now!

BTSCelebs: Who is Jenn Bostic professionally? 

Jenn Bostic: I am a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and touring artist, writing and performing songs that hopefully encourage and empower myself and others to believe they can overcome the obstacles in their lives. My faith in God is very important to me, and my most recent album is a Contemporary Christian/Gospel album called “You Find a Way.”

What inspired you to pursue a career in music?

Music has always been a part of my life. From the time I was a young child, my parents were always taking my brother and I to musicals and concerts, putting instruments in our hands, and providing entertainment through family sing-a-longs. At ten years old, my dad was killed in a car accident, and music, specifically songwriting, became the therapy that helped process that trauma. Sitting at the piano made me feel closer to my dad, I felt safe there and still do.  Creating and performing music brings me joy.

Which singer or songwriter would you love to collaborate with for a future single?

Bonnie Raitt is my all-time favorite singer, when she sings, I feel it in my soul. Susan Tedeschi, Sara Bareilles, Carrie Underwood, and Lauren Daigle all have that same incredible quality. Each of these artists seems to defy boundaries the music industry tries to set. I look up to each of them and to collaborate with any would be a dream come true.

In July, you released a new inspirational album titled “You Find a Way.” Tell us what was the easiest and most difficult thing during the album’s production.

“You Find a Way,” is a very special project in which I had the opportunity to collaborate with hit songwriter and Grammy nominated producer Lauren Christy. We intentionally didn’t listen to what the radio was playing, but instead started each writing session as something of a Bible study or prayer. The songs came easy, the production seamless, and we both grew musically and spiritually during the process. The album was originally set to release Easter 2020, but Covid caused a major delay and now, summer of 2022 the album is finally out, so I would say the waiting was the most difficult part, but isn’t that true of anything in life?

Which song from the project speaks to music lovers from all religions? 

All these songs are so special to me, and although the lyrics are boldly Christian, I think people relate to songs from wherever they are in their own life. “Wrestling,” is a song that I think crosses over and could resonate with anyone. The chorus lyric is “I think everybody’s got it wrong, how could anybody have it right?” Sometimes I think as human beings we can cling to our need to be right more than our value of hearing someone else’s heart/perspective. I’ll be the first to throw up my hand and say “I don’t have all the answers.”

Which song was custom-made for the Christian community? 

The entire album was created as an offering to honor God. After performing the songs on tour, people seem to be connecting the most intimately with a song called “Wrapped.” This song speaks of being saved, loved, and wrapped in the arms of God.

Describe your dream tour. Who would you love to tour the world with and why? 

I feel incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to tour internationally, as well as perform at some of my bucket list venues already, such as The Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and Lincoln Center, but of course I’d still love to explore new countries and venues across the world. Pre-covid I had a goal of performing in one new country each year. I have a map hanging in my studio and I color in the countries I’ve performed in. So far I’ve managed to perform all across Europe, Mexico, Iraq, Kuwait, and most of the US. As soon as travel is back to normal, I’d like to start this up again. 

There is a long list of artists I dream of touring with, and with five albums across various genres, that leaves a wide range of possibilities, however Bonnie Raitt, Marc Broussard, and For King and Country are at the top of the list.

What projects should fans anticipate from you for the rest of 2022 and the first half of 2023? 

My husband and I are expecting our first baby in November, so while I’m currently writing for my next project, I may not be ready to record again until the middle of next year. However, there are still many videos as well as live and acoustic versions of songs from “You Find a Way” coming very soon.

Congratulations to Jenn Bostic and her husband on the upcoming birth of their firstborn baby! Learn more about the artist by visiting her official website: JennBostic.com.

A Special Thanks to Jenn Bostic for the exclusive interview and images. 

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