I have been so surprised and pleased with the support I have received from the WWE music supervisors. They keep using my music and I just love it. The used "One Brick" awhile back for their WWE 24 documentary series and they just used "Home" for one of their last WWE Monday Night RAW episodes of 2016. Thanks for the love WWE!
"Mary Jennings’ version incorporates vocals with piano and host of other instruments. All of them sound great, but none can overshadow Jennings’ own voice, which is on a whole different level."
Thanks so much to Cultured Vultures for adding my rendition of "Everlong" in their "An Everlong for Everyone" post! So honored!
I am so excited to announce that Roadtrip Nation Season 13 will be using some of my music from the Metamorphosis record! You can find "Metamorphosis" on episodes 1 and 4, "One Brick" and "Tectonic Plates" on episode 3, and "Tidal Waves" on episode 4. Roadtrip Nation airs on local public television and PBS stations but you can also watch it online HERE.
Here is the final installment of the Live in Studio with Loop videos. In this video, I cover one of my favorite songs, "Elastic Heart" by Sia. It was produced by Ryan Youmans at Forty One Fifteen Studios in Nashville and was shot and edited by Joshua Mendez. Hope you enjoy!
I had a great time talking with Ryan and Dave again on the Break the Business Podcast. We discussed the importance of copyrighting music and had some good laughs as well.
Thank you so much to the Great American Song Contest for choosing "This Means War" as one of the top 5 winners in their adult contemporary category. Judges said “This Means War” has “powerful lyrical imagery, original theme and smartly devised melodic composition.” It truly means the world to me!
I am so honored that "This Means War" was chosen as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition for 2015. It's amazing to be selected out of 18,500 songs! We'll see if I become a finalist!
I am super stoked that Dance Moms decided to use yet another song in their show. Maddie Ziegler and the rest of the ALDC group danced "7 Deadly Sins" to "The Darkness" off of my 2011 record, Collapse, Collide. Hope you enjoy!
I had a blast working on a series of live in studio looping videos. The engineering was done by Ryan Youmans at Forty-One Fifteen Studios in Nashville, TN and Josh Mendez rocked the video. The first release is "One Brick!"
It's contest time again and we are using the release of "Metamorphose: Metamorphosis Remixes" as an excuse! With the release of this new material, we have seen how songs can change and evolve. Now, I want to see how YOU have metamorphosed over the years. In order to take part in this contest you simply have to do two tasks.
1. On your favorite social media (Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram), show me how YOU can metamorphose. Maybe it's a picture from your youth or a new haircut or outfit. Maybe it is something you've seen change like a pet or a house plant. Or maybe it is a song or a poem that you have worked on for years that is constantly changing. Just post about something you have seen metamorphose and tag me @jenningsmusic and add the hash tag #metamorphose. You can post as many times as you like which only strengthens your chance of winning.
2. Rate and review the new "Metamorphose: Metamorphosis Remixes" album on ITunes.
Once you have done these two steps, you will be entered to win one of 5 PRIZES! Four runner-ups will receive a limited edition hard copy of the new remix album and a hand made "Metamorphose" t-shirt. The GRAND prize winner will receive a shirt, the limited edition album, and the rest of my albums in a fun care package filled with extra surprises.
The contest winners will be announced on February 1st so get those posts in asap.
"Metamorphose: Metamorphosis Remixes" is officially out now on CD Baby, ITunes, Amazon and many other digital music distribution websites! I had such a blast putting this together. Thanks so much to Tomauce (Tom Richards) of NYC and Mikei Gray of Nashville for putting their epic spin on four songs from "Metamorphosis." Thanks to Posemanikin (Allie Oliver-Burns) for the brilliant reimagination of the artwork. I hope you all enjoy these new transformed versions!
I am super honored that "This Means War" was chosen as Akademia's best pop song of the month. I appreciate their kind words so much. 'Mary Jennings has created a vehemently-voiced pop classic that smoothly alternates between saturated instrumentality and compelling lyrical insights.'
I had a blast chatting with Lou Lombardi on The Loudini Rock 'N Roll Circus Podcast. We talked about my musical inspirations, how I write songs, and scary movies! To here the whole podcast, listen HERE.
In only two weeks, "Metamorphose: Metamorphosis Remixes" will be released digitally into the world! For those that can't wait or just like the old fashioned hard copy of an album, there are 25 limited edition hard copy "Metmorphose" albums up for grabs! They are handmade using repurposed/upcycled floppy discs as covers. You can order one HERE!
I really loved to a guest blog for Infectious Magazine. I decided to write about my top five road essentials.
"Aside from the obvious items like music gear, cables, and merch, there are several items as an independent solo touring musician that I would never leave behind whether doing shows for a weekend or several weeks.
1. Cosmetic Bag in the Front Seat– My cosmetic bag contains basic makeup necessities, facial wipes, deodorant and a travel toothbrush. You never know when you might be running late from traffic or other mishaps. I cannot count how many times I have had to prepare for a show in the front seat of my car. You don’t always have time to stop by your friend’s house or a hotel."