he world of country music is littered with people who take on a preconceived image and produce formulaic music in the hope of making it big.

If there is anyone who does not fit that description, it is Jenna Paulette.

Singing country music is what she does; on some levels, it’s who she is. While she is relentless in her drive to reach more fans, Paulette says that her career goals don’t merely stem from what she does for a living.

“I have been singing since I could talk,” Paulette says. “I guess that’s the story for a lot of singers, but I really don’t remember ever not singing. My mom would have Lorrie Morgan CDs in the car, and I knew every word of songs like ‘Except For Monday’ and ‘Something in Red.’ I was probably about eight years old when the Dixie Chicks blew up, and I remember learning every word to every song.  My parents would turn down the music and listen to me, because they said they felt I ‘had something’ in me. Faith Hill, the Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain … when I heard them and watched them on awards shows, I knew what I wanted to do.

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