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Jacqueline "Jackyee" Carter

Jackyee Urban Contemporary Gospel / Inspirational / Neo-Soul “Many are the plans in a mans heart but it’s Gods purpose that prevails.” ~ Proverbs 19:21 Biography A new decade is here, the hour and season have come. The seed’s been planted, the soil watered, the ground agitated and NOW the time has arrived to present to the world an abundant harvest known as Jackyee. Through pain, tears and rejection, destiny was re-introduced to purpose and from that union, a worshipper was produced. It’s been said that “with her jazzy R&B grown up style, her music goes beyond the sound where the words transform the mind and the heart.” Jacqueline Denise Carter, better known as Jackyee, was born in Tucson, AZ but raised in San Antonio, TX. Growing up in a military family she learned early about discipline, togetherness, hard work and transition. Though things and people around her changed often, one thing always remained constant for her – and that was her undying love and passion for music. As a child she always found herself participating in the church praise team, youth and adult choirs, the school choir, and various groups and ensembles. In 2005 Jackyee’s life drastically changed for the better. After suffering from the disappointment and rejection of a failed career choice, and having no “plan B”, she was divinely introduced to the world of musical theater by a close friend and extraordinary performer, Alisa Claridy. Jackyee auditioned for and received a part in the play Dreamgirls, and as they say in show business, the rest is history. From that time on she has appeared in several plays and musicals, has sang on stage with recording artist Tony Terry, Gary “Lil G” Jenkins (from the group Silk), Kindred the Family Soul, Melonie Iglehart-Hammons and many more. One of her proudest accomplishments was when she advanced to the Hollywood rounds during Season 6 of American Idol. These experiences combined with her undying love for music inspired her to go into the studio and work on her solo project. While doing so, one of her recordings was selected to be a part of a hip-hop / R&B compilation called The Genesis, released May 2009. “I have truly been blessed and call it nothing short of God’s favor that has allowed me to be where I’m at right now. It amazes me how God can take what looks to be a life of rejection, brokenness, disappointment, hopelessness and pain and turn it into the very platform for my ministry. Beauty can come from brokenness. I am honored that God trust me enough and is willing to use my voice to share His message of love and hope with the world.” Jackyee

My Artists Sessions

Thursday, March 17

7:00pm CDT