It's been an incredible month for Jake Clayton. First off, Jake spent close to 3 weeks in Canada, not only playing Fiddle & Steel for Country Music legend Tanya Tucker, but also kicking off some of her shows singing and performing his 'crowd pleasing' version of the Fiddle classic, "Orange Blossom Special"!
After returning to the US with Tanya, Jake hoped on a plane to Lubbock, Texas to join Country Music Artist, Sunny Sweeney for a round of shows opening for the #1 selling solo Artist in US History, Garth Brooks!
Jake posted this on his Facebook Artist Page:
"I was inspired to start playing fiddle while watching Garth Brooks Live from Central Park. It has remained one of my biggest inspirations. Last night I got to play my fiddle in front of a packed arena right before Garth Brooks and his fiddle player Jimmy Mattingly hit the stage! This is a DREAM COME TRUE for me! AND, I get to do it again! Thank you so much Sunny Sweeney."
Jake plays multiple Instruments on Sunny Sweeney's latest album, "Trophy", which appeared in the iTunes Top 5 and has garnered high praise from the Country Music media:
-"Trophy is the full package" - Saving Country Music
-"Outspoken, heartfelt and fearless, this collection of songs is exactly what country music needs right now" - Wide Open Country!
-"Trophy is proof that storytelling is alive and well in country music" - Nashville Scene
-"a master class in songwriting, sequencing, production, hooks, believability, you name it." - Austin Chronicle
-"with any measure of justice, Trophy will be recognized as the number one country album of the year" - Elmore Magazine
-"Sunny Sweeney's new album is simply stunning" - Lyric Magazine