Rita Wilson is a multi-talented actress, producer, singer/songwriter who has acted in the hit films Sleepless in Seattle, It’s Complicated, has had recurring roles on the TV shows Girls, and The Good Wife, starred on Broadway in Larry David’s smash hit Fish in the Dark, as well as the musical Chicago. Rita Wilson She won a Visionary Award from the Producer’s Guild of America, and a People’s Choice Award for producing My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She has also produced Mamma Mia! the movie musical and it’s soon to be released sequel.
Rita, however, is passionate about music. She released her first album of covers, Am/Fm, and followed it with her eponymously named album of original music for which she cowrote all songs. She has had songs placed on the TV show Nashville, the films Dawn Patrol, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and the upcoming Simple Wedding. She has toured with the legendary band Chicago and has created a live show, Liner Notes, which celebrates songwriters and the stories behind their hits.
We are thrilled to announce she will be joining us on Sunday, March 18th to perform during our ACM in the Round event.
“Ms. Wilson has a catch in her voice that conveys yearning and potential heartbreak behind a façade of cheer. As a stage performer, she is gregarious and forthright; a natural entertainer.” ~ New York Times.
Performing alongside Rita will be Jillian Jacqueline, Whitney Woerz and Jaden Michaels, three powerful singer-songwriters making their mark on the pop and country charts.
Jillian Jacqueline is taking the music scene by storm with her effortlessly raw vocals and new-school, no-holds-barred storytelling. The bold up-and-comer has already intrigued country fans and media alike with her 9-song EP, SIDE A, featuring debut single “Reasons.” Named as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” and praised by American Songwriter, Jacqueline is the first Country artist to make Vevo’s elite dscvr: Artists To Watch list while also earning spots on Pandora’s Country Artists To Watch 2018 and CMT’s coveted Next Women of Country list, as well as the network’s taste making “18 for 2018” rundown of emerging artists.
Whitney Woerz is a rising 17-year-old singer/songwriter and junior at the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City. She combines an alternative pop sound with lyrics firmly rooted in personal experience, possessing a depth and sonic maturity that extends well beyond her years. With a significant presence on social media and radio, Woerz’s recent single “Idea of Her” has surpassed over 18 million views on YouTube and continues to spark radio and online play. She is committed as a teen ambassador for actor Glenn Close’s non-profit organization, BringChange2Mind, supporting and advocating against bullying through her music.
Jaden Michaels is an American born country singer, songwriter and musician. During her career as a songwriter, she has collaborated with some of pop music’s biggest stars including Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Carly Rae Jepsen, Robin Thicke, Jordin Sparks, Lea Michele and Naya Rivera. In 2009, her song “Love Game” became a triple-platinum hit for Namie Amuroin Japan. Jaden grew up in Davenport, Iowa, but currently lives in Nashville, TN where she is working on her upcoming solo debut. Her first single “Preach” landed the Spotify all genre weekly buzz in less than a week of release. Watch for her new music coming very soon.
Get your tickets now and join us for what is sure to be a wonderfully entertaining event featuring four incredibly talented women sharing one guitar and a whole lot of good times.