NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Reigning CMA Musician of the Year, Jenee Fleenor, not only boasts the unprecedented honor of being the first female to win the coveted award, but the multitalented singer/songwriter has already racked up more than 200,000 Spotify streams with her latest single, “Fiddle & Steel.” This spring, Jenee will release “Good Ol’ Girls,” her follow-up to her recent streaming smash.
Celebrated for her ground-breaking achievements, Jenee’s CMA Award, fiddle and wardrobe memorabilia will be featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s American Currents: State of the Music exhibit opening this March.
Always on the go, the longtime fiddle player for Blake Shelton is back on the road in February and March for his “Friends and Heroes 2020” arena tour with Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, Trace Adkins and Lauren Alaina, and following that run, Jenee will return to NBC’s “The Voice” where she plays in the hit reality show’s house band.
Jenee is also the first female nominated for CMA’s Musician of the Year, which the Country Music Association created in 1988, and earlier in 2019, Jenee became the first female nominee for the Academy of Country Music’s Specialty Instrument Player of the Year.
Following her auspicious upbringing as a young fiddle player in Arkansas, Jenee moved to Nashville in 2001 and became sought-after studio musician, playing on recent No. 1 hits: Blake Shelton’s “I’ll Name The Dogs,” Jon Pardi’s: “Dirt On My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache On the Dancefloor” and “Heartache Medication” and Cody Johnson’s No. 1 record “Ain’t Nothin To It.” She’s played on hits by Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Steven Tyler, Ronnie Dunn, Ashley Monroe, Joe Nichols, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Don Williams and Trisha Yearwood.
Jon Pardi’s newest No. 1 single, “Heartache Medication,” kicks off with Jenee’s signature fiddle; something country radio hasn’t heard since Alan Jackson.
As a touring musician, she’s performed with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Martina McBride, Terri Clark and Don Williams.
As a songwriter, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Gretchen Wilson, Kathy Mattea and Del McCoury have recorded her songs. Blake Shelton’s No. 1 album, Bringing Back The Sunshine, included a co-write titled, “Just Getting Started,” and she also co-wrote “Oklahoma Christmas”—a song on Shelton’s Christmas album that Reba joined him on. She recently had a Montgomery Gentry single called “Drink Along Song.” “I Am Strong,” recorded by The Grascals & Dolly Parton, was nominated for Song of the Year at the IBMAs. Jenee also penned Del McCoury’s “Big Blue Raindrops,” a track on his GRAMMY® winning record, The Streets of Baltimore.
In 2015, the Country Music Association honored her with the Touring Musician of the Year Award and Music Row named her the 2019 Album All Star Winner.