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Charley Jenkins and Haywire
Charley's love for country music has been a life-long passion. "Country is who and what I am. It is only natural for me to sing the songs that I love and relate to." . With the success of this album and the personal advice from George Strait, Charley decided to push his career to a new level.
It was in Nashville that Charley learned the “ins and outs” of the country business. He became personal friends with Tony Martin, Mark Nesler, and a number of Nashville "greats."
He performed on Nashville Star and became good friends with Miranda Lambert. He also played and sang at writer’s shows and bars on the famous Broadway Street in downtown Nashville. He sang at the Wild Horse Salon and with Tim McGraw’s band. He finally realized he was ready to jump in and move forward.
Over the past two years Charley has been writing and gathering songs for a new album, "'Round Here." He wanted this album to show who he is and what his music is all about. The title "'Round Here" is so fitting. Charley is proud of where he is from and the people who have influenced his life. It was this love that brought Charley back home in the summer of 2004 to help with the farm and to be with his family and his father who was battling cancer. "Coming home was an easy decision for me, and I will never regret it. The time I had with my father until his passing in August will always be sacred to me." The 'Round Here album is a tribute to his father and he personally wrote the song Hero At Home for him.
Being home also turned out to be a blessing as he started dating his future wife and the love of his life, Brooke. As Long As I’m with You, another song from the album, expresses his love for Brooke and how she brought him from a time of sorrow. Top Nashville writer, Tony Martin who has written 11 number one songs such as Third Rock from the Sun, Just To See You Smile, Living and Living Well, and Settle for a Slowdown said this about Charley's album. "I love Charley's album, but it upset me that the song I love the most, As Long As I’m With You, is one I didn’t write — Charley did."
In the past year, Charley’s career has been gaining steady momentum as he has opened for many top 20 country headliners including LeAnn Rimes, Little Texas, Lonestar, Ty Herndon and Josh Turner. Charley has sung country music for tens of thousands. His performances are always a little different and he has an unusual ability to customize his show to fit the personality of any crowd. His ability to write, sing, and play great country songs along with his compelling ability to entertain has made him not only a hometown favorite, but a favorite wherever he plays. His high energy and raw emotion makes the audience feel a part of every performance.. Dan Truman of "Diamond Rio" says this, "Charley Jenkins' album "'Round Here" truly reflects the person he is. It's great, it's real, and it’s full of energy and passion." That's what Charley is all about!
Location: Western US
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