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Jaylene Johnson


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With a musical foundation is in Gospel and Jazz, Winnipeg-chanteuse Jaylene Johnson had planned on a debut CD of Jazz and Gospel standards. As she would soon find out, however, the path she planned would take her for some unexpected turns. Winnipeg producer Lloyd Peterson fortuitously encouraged Johnson to write her own music. Johnson took on this challenge releasing “Not Forgotten” in 2000. Her song “Daughter” from that disc was awarded a Song of the Year award from the US Gospel Music Association in 2002. Johnson has had many supporters, but credits Peterson as the catalyst that set her on her path as a writer. Her sophomore album, “Finding Beautiful” went on to receive a Western Canadian Music Award nomination in 2004. A near-fatal car collision while on tour veered Jaylene off her musical course for 2005. Thankfully the release she was touring had legs of its own. Critics weren’t the only ones taking notice of “Finding Beautiful”. Six songs from the record also received placements for television and DVD releases through Sony Music Television and NBC Universal. Johnson’s song “Butterfly Girl” was also acquired by the Canadian trio, Braided-formed by recent Canadian Idol finalists-for their debut CD. In 2006, Johnson resurfaced with an even greater resolve and a conviction that continues to inform her music.


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  • Rock_n_Robin

    Listened to "Finding Beautiful" album on Spotify, and that was my finding. Happy to find more songs here that aren't on the album, and now I wonder if Jaylene is still making beautiful music.

    17 Feb 2014 Reply
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  • Ynnah01

    Just loooove ~No matter how hard we try~ *-* aw

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • carolnonato

    Closer to You ♥

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • AS332

    Discovered the " Finding Beautiful " album on CDBaby and really enjoyed it . Especially like the chorus on Envy .

    13 May 2009 Reply

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