“She knows exactly how to portray emotion, embracing the sounds of pop, country and rock. Jeannine mixes it up into a style that is truly her own” – Building Our Own Nashville
Jeannine Barry’s roots lie in the UK and Germany but she knows how to effortlessly tune into the humble, raw emotion of true country music.
Whether it’s evoking heartbreak in songs like Bittersweet, joyous empowerment in the anthem Fearless or a nostalgic longing in Home, Jeannine immediately captivates listeners with a natural honesty and boldness in her heartfelt songwriting and personal storytelling.
After moving to the UK, it was Jeannine’s debut EP Give Me Something in 2013 that started her musical journey.
“I was really just experimenting with my own sound and found my place in country which my vocal coach and mentor David Lee Brewer had been encouraging me to do for a long time,” says Jeannine. “But I was scared of it back then not feeling like I would fit in or have a chance of success. When I embraced it, the country singer that I am, I gigged and gigged and did my first Country 2 Country show in 2015 and it all just grew from there.”
Jeannine continued to make her mark on the country music scene, delivering her own take on a classic country sound with her Nashville-recorded EP Off The Hook and touring with Blake Shelton’s guitarist Kevin Post. Since then, she has become one of UK country music’s biggest artists, performing at events including the British Country Music Festival, Black Deer Festival and Texas Music Takeover, with artists including Ward Thomas, Sarah Darling and Catherine McGrath.
Jeannine’s single Love Just Hurts, written with Rob Leech (Wandering Hearts) and mixed by Jim Kimball (Reba McEntire) reached number 3 in the iTunes Country charts in 2019 and was playlisted on radio stations in the UK and USA such as ‘CountryHitsUK’ with Baylen Leonard and on Chris Country Radio (now CountryLine). Jeannine was also invited to record an ‘Under The Apple Tree‘ session for BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris.
Singles Sweet Spot and Bittersweet also made the top 10 and were all featured on radio stations across the UK including BBC Radio Essex.
In 2020, Jeannine released the classic ballad Strangers and the poignant Home, another iTunes Country hit, cementing her reputation as one of the UK’s foremost country singers.
Returning to the C2C festival in 2022, Jeannine debuted single Fearless, followed by her own uniquely haunting cover of Joni Mitchell’s classic River.
Since then Jeannine has been crafting a raft of fresh music, and is set to kick off a string of new releases and festival shows with the emotional ballad After I’m Gone, to coincide with her performance at this year’s C2C festival at the O2 in London in March 2024.