Jenn Bostic Releases New Version of ‘Jealous of the Angels’
The wonderful Jenn Bostic is as our Country Release Friday pick with MAM Roots this week with a brand new version of ‘Jealous of the Angels’. The stunning new track is available now to buy or stream on all major platforms. Tune into @mam_roots IGTV from 2pm today for an exclusive live video.
Jenn Bostic wrote ‘Jealous of the Angels’, for her late father who passed when the singer was ten years old. Originally released in 2011, its viral success has brought her to a #1 single in the United Kingdom, performances on the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry Stages, several million views on YouTube, as well as countless television appearances and international tours. After ten years of performing the song live, hearing countless stories from those who have deeply connected with it, the song has stirred new power and life. Bostic is set to release a second version of the song, which includes a verse of Amazing Grace, on February 16th, the 25th anniversary of her father’s passing.
Jenn revealed, “Jealous of the Angels changed my life. I had no idea the impact it would have when it was released for the first time in 2011. The healing I have experienced through sharing my story night after night, as well as hearing countless stories from those who have found comfort and peace in this song is something only God can get the glory for. February 16th will be the 25th anniversary of my dad’s passing, and I wanted to honour him with this new version of the song, which includes a verse of Amazing Grace. I was able to hold the stories of so many in my heart as I stepped into the studio to record this version, which led me to launch “The Jealous of the Angels Project,” which gives others the opportunity to honour their loved ones through video submissions through the end of February. I pray this project is a beautiful memorial, as well as a reminder that we are not alone in our grief.”
February 1st, she launched “The Jealous of the Angels Project,” giving others the opportunity to submit videos to honour their loved ones through part of a memorial project set to release the second week of March.
The piano playing songstress was born in Philadelphia, PA, and raised in Waconia, Minnesota. She attended Berklee College of Music and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. The British Country Music Awards named Bostic ‘International Touring Artist of the Year’ in both 2017 and 2018. In 2012, The Independent Country Music Association named her ‘Best Songwriter’, ‘Best Musician’, ‘Best Indie Country Song’ for Jealous of the Angels, ‘Best Female Artist’, and ‘Overall Winner’. Her latest project Take My Hand Part 1, was recorded with Grammy nominated producer and hit songwriter Lauren Christy. Jealous of the Angels/Amazing Grace is the first single release from the forthcoming full length album.