• Penny Jayne Black
  • PENNY JAYNE BLACK is a UK singer/songwriter originally from West Sussex, but now living in Hampshire. Her love of music came from her dad who was in the Navy. Instead of reading her children's stories at night, he would sing and play her country songs on his guitar. As a result she would lie awake at night, making up her own songs and dreaming of a future as a singer.

    As Penny grew up, she continued to write songs while having a variety of jobs including working at EMI Records, which really fueled her fire to continue with a music career. Her biggest boost came with a six-week adventure to California, where she immersed herself in country music while travelling from L.A to San Francisco and further up the northern coastline.

    With this experience, along with influences from leading female singers of the 80s & 90s era, and the new crop of singer/songwriters, Penny has gone on to develop her own unique style. She began performing around the south of England, building up a following, then, in 2015, went to Nashville to record six of her songs, returning in April 2016 to complete her 11-track self-titled album.

    Penny’s debut single ‘California’, released on 1st September 2016, peaked at No.7 in the British & Irish Top 10 Hotdisc Chart.. The single was also released in the US and picked up spot plays in several states. The video to ‘California’ was nominated for 'Best Video' in the 2016 British & Irish HotDisc Awards.

    In November 2016 Penny released her self-titled debut country album 'Penny Jayne Black' and in December 2016 she promoted the album with a UK radio tour. The album consists of a mix of country/pop, alternative, and retro country, with intimate, powerful and quirky tales of love, passion, humour, and hope. A physical copy of the album is available on the 'Store' page on her website pennyjayneblack.com.

    In January 2017, Penny began bringing musicians together and performed a ‘Whispering Bob Harris’ – ‘Under The Apple Tree’ Session which was broadcast in the summer. In June she started her ‘Both Sides of the Pond Tour’. The tour began over the CMA Music Festival weekend in Nashville and ended with a performance at ‘The British Country Music Awards’ in Wolverhampton in October.

    The subsequent singles 'Gotta Get to Nashville’, ‘Log Cabin’ & 'This Ain’t Love' reached No.5, No.8 and No.10 respectively in the British & Irish Top 10 Hotdisc Chart and Penny has maintained the No.1 spot in The UK Country and The Global Country Reverbnation Charts for several months.

    Penny’s single ‘She Got a Call’ was released in August 2017 and reached No.25 in The UK Country iTunes Chart and No.11 in The French Country iTunes Chart.

    The UK Country Music Awards nominated Penny for 3 Awards: - UK Country Album of the Year; UK Female Country Singer of the Year and UK Country Artist of the Year 2017. The BCMA Awards nominated Penny for ‘Horizon Act of the Year'.

    In October 2017 Penny signed a production with a Nashville based record label. In November she went over to Nashville to co-write some new tracks & went back again in December to record them.

    In January 2018, Penny won Best Album & Best Solo Artist Female at The G.S.M.C. Awards In February, Penny performed her new tracks at the Annual Country Radio Seminar at The OMNI Hotel in Nashville in preparation her US single release in the spring.

    Meanwhile Penny's latest UK single release "I'm Fine" peaked at No.15 in the UK Country iTunes Chart & No.2 in the Belgium Country iTunes Chart.

    In April 2018, Penny's U.S. Single 'Steel Horse' was released and is now climbing 'The New Music Weekly' main Country Charts, Indie Country Charts & Main Internet Country Charts. She is currently the only British Artist in the chart!

    Watch this space, this will be an exciting year ahead!

    Penny is supported by Country Music Social Media and is featured on their 9-track compilation CD released in the summer of 2018.

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