iCarly musical stardom is Not That Far Away
TV star and teen sensation, Jennette McCurdy, is revealing her musical side to fans with her first country music release Not That Far Away. The new EP has just been released digitally and is now available through iTunes. Already a successful actress with a legion of fans who know her as the sassy Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon TV series iCarly, McCurdy is also a gifted singer/songwriter who has long wanted to launch a career in country music. Her ability to channel a wealth of emotional experiences into song has earned her the respect of many of Nashville’s top songwriters. Jennette co-wrote three of the four tracks on the EP including the title track which she wrote with Rachel Proctor and Blair Daly and all of the tracks were produced by Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum).
Jennette is currently working on her debut album. She has collaborated with Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley and co-written with Jessi Alexander, whose credits include Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” Liz Rose, who also writes with Taylor Swift and Luke Laird, who co-wrote two chart topping hits for Carrie Underwood. McCurdy says her approach to creating her debut album was simple: “I really wanted to just be honest to myself, stay true to myself with every song and deliver a CD that I felt reflected who I am as a person and tell the stories of my life because I feel that that’s what people will relate to the most. Country music strikes a chord in people’s hearts that makes you think ‘wow! I know exactly what they’re talking about. I felt that before.’ I wanted people to be able to feel the same thing and I felt that could only be accomplished if I really wrote what I knew.”
Jennette McCurdy is an energetic young artist with the drive, talent and creative chutzpah it takes to turn dreams into reality. Already a successful actress with a legion of fans who know her as the sassy Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon TV series iCarly, McCurdy is also a gifted singer/songwriter who has long wanted to launch a career in country music.
“It’s always been my favorite,” enthuses the petite blonde. “I found that I could relate to it more than any other genre and I felt like it was so honest. It told stories like nothing else and it spilled everything right out on the table. There’s hardly a country song that plays that doesn’t make you smile and want to dance or want to make you have a tear trickling down your cheek, so for country music to evoke those kinds of emotions, I guess that’s what drew me towards it.”
“Not That Far Away” is the title track of Jennette’s EP that has been released digitally and is now available on iTunes. Jennette co-wrote three of the four tracks on the EP including the title track which she wrote with Rachel Proctor and Blair Daly. All of the tracks were produced by Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum). The video for “Not That Far Away” recently made its World Premiere on CMT and Nickelodeon and can be viewed on Jennette’s official site www.jennettemccurdy.com.