Jade Eagleson has the kind of traditional sound that is the heart and soul of country music. Even at only 24-years-old, he has a unique ability to take you back in time to the glory days of Johnny Cash, George Jones and Randy Travis.
Jade was raised on his grandparents’ farm in Ontario, Canada, where he worked alongside his father tending crops and livestock. While life may have lead him off the farm for a stint here and there, it always brought him back just the same. Even these days when he’s not playing his guitar you’ll still find a shovel in his hand.
Jade has been making music most of his life but only considered country music as a career when confronted with the harsh reality of figuring out how to save the farm and keep it in the family. While he may have started playing in empty bars, he soon caught his break when he earned his way into the Emerging Artist Showcase for Canada’s largest country music festival in 2017. Jade’s sound stunned audiences and easily separated him from the pack, which saw him take home top prize. Jade was immediately signed to Universal Music Canada and has been working on his debut album.
We caught up with Jade for a Rapid Fire Round and he made us laugh pretty much the entire time. It’s a shame he take himself so seriously.
If you were a musical instrument, which one would you be?
If you could choose one person, alive or not, to play a concert with, who would it be?
Randy Travis or Shania Twain
What is your favorite meal (something you can only get in a certain state, a home cooked meal only your mama has been able to perfect, or a hole in the wall dish that you get every time you’re home)?
All you can eat KFC in Kentucky
When was the first time you felt like you made it in the industry?
When I opened up for The Reklaws on the Winter’s A Beach Tour
Which of your songs is hardest for you to remember the lyrics to when you’re on stage?
“Count The Ways” haha. I practiced it way too much and then froze on stage during the Toronto show of the Winters A Beach Tour
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
If you had to choose a different stage name, what would it be?
What’s the one song (from any artist) you wish you had written or sung first?
“The Dance” by Garth Brooks
What is the most memorable thing a fan has done for you?
They knitted me a hat. They drove a long way to see the show and she made it on the way.
Who would you choose to play you in a movie of your life?
Brad Pitt, duh.