You might recognize the name Jenee Fleenor as the first female to win Musician of the Year at the CMA Awards, but that’s not all. Jenee learned to play the violin at the young age of three alongside her musical parents. Picking up the fiddle, she became a member of the band at her local opry house. After high school, Jenee moved to Nashville to become a full-time musician.
Her career began touring with Martina McBride and Terri Clark, however Jenee has been working longest with Blake Shelton. In fact, she joined Blake on his Friends and Heroes Tour and plays in the house band on NBC’s The Voice. Jenee has also played fiddle on various number one songs including Jon Pardi’s songs "Dirt On My Boots," "Head Over Boots," and "Heartache On the Dancefloor.” Currently Jenee’s achievements are on display at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s showcase “American Currents.” There you can find her CMA Award, fiddle, and wardrobe memorabilia.
Not only a musician, but also a singer songwriter Jenee recently released “Good Ol’ Girls.” Co-written with Buddy Owens and Phil O’Donnell, “Good Ol’ Girls” was written in just three hours. An autobiographical take on living her dream, the song is directed at young female musicians following in Jenee’s footsteps. “Thank you for putting in a song and lighting a fire in me,” a fan remarked after hearing Jenee perform. Now working to build her catalog, Jenee plans to release an EP in the coming year.
Stay up to date with Jenee Fleenor by following her on social media at @JeneeMusic and listen to “Good Ol’ Girls” here.
By: Nicole Marchesi