New Single "Redlined & Wasted" is out to your radio if you haven't heard it call your radio Station on CDX vol. 499 Track 12. Check out news and updates of Jake McVey at www.myspace.com/mcveyjake ; www.jakemcvey.com ; www.facebook.com/jakemcvey.
New Single "Redlined & Wasted" is out to your radio if you haven't heard it call your radio Station on CDX vol. 499 Track 12.
Jake McVey Biography
Performing for fans all across the country is the fulfillment of a dream Jake McVey has been preparing for most of his life. "My mom played piano and my dad was a drummer, so music was always going around the house," recalls McVey, who grew up working on his parents' Iowa farm. "I knew at a young age that music is what I wanted to do... I love to entertain, that's my drug," says McVey, whose upbeat attitude and impressive work ethic are nearly as appealing as his fresh country sound.
"It was a scary leap," confesses McVey, who just released his second album, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. "Everyone always wants security, but I always knew I was going to go this direction. It got to the point where I was doing a ton of shows and still working the day job. I always knew I was going to make music and somehow you just come to the point where it's time. I bought a bus, sold everything I had, moved in it and went on the road." Still McVey admits it wasn't easy when he first hit the road. "I had to sell some of my prized guitars to keep things a float for a while."
The decision has paid off as McVey has become one of the most in demand young acts in country music. Performing 300 shows last year, he was named one of the Top Ten touring acts by Billboard magazine. His experience encompasses a variety of venues from sold out clubs to opening for Martina McBride in front of a crowd of 22,000. His high energy stage show has earned the respect of fellow performers as he's paid his dues opening for Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Keith Anderson, Jason Aldean and Little Big Town, among others.
The title track, "Anything Is Possible," encouraged Jake to give back. "When we go on tour, we'll visit nursing homes or children's hospitals before our show in that town and do a 45-minute acoustic show. It's great," says McVey. He calls the shows his Pay It Forward Tour and like the movie 'Pay it Forward' little acts of kindness culminate into something bigger.
McVey's music has a sense of purpose and an ever-present element of fun. When he first embarked on this journey, he told his dad "failure is not an option." He bought a bus, hit the road and has never looked back. McVey embodies the title track to his new record and proved that with hard work and creative passion, anything IS possible. "It's a lot of work," he says, "but it always does pay off as long as you have heart behind the wheel."