Jenee Fleenor

fiddle, lead vocals

Jenee Fleenor is a singer, songwriter, recording artist and studio musician originally from Springdale, Arkansas, currently holding the title as the reigning 5-time CMA Musician of the Year.  She was just a toddler when her musical journey began as she started Suzuki classical violin lessons and her singing voice showed up shortly thereafter, but it was her dream of being a fiddle player on Nashville recording sessions that drove her to leave Springdale fresh out of high school in 2001.  Now, working on her 23rd year in Music City, Jenee’s dream has become reality as she is one of the most sought-after session musicians of the day and has played on countless hits: Jon Pardi’s “Heartache Medication“Dirt On My Boots”, “Last Night Lonely”, Sam Hunt’s “Hard To Forget”, Cody Johnson’s “’Til You Can’t, and the following albums: Carly Pearce 29: Written in Stone, Kelsea Ballerini Subject to Change, and Bailey Zimmerman Religiously.  Being the first woman to ever be nominated for a CMA award, let alone the first to win the award in 2019, she has won three Music Row awards (2019, 2022, 2023) and was the ACM Specialty Instrument Player of the Year in 2019 and 2022.  However, the storied studio career is just the tip of the iceberg for this good ol’ girl. Jenee has toured with a whole slew of artists since 2001, some of the most notable being Blake Shelton, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Terri Clark, Martina McBride, Don Williams, Jimmy Fortune and Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time. As a songwriter, Fleenor has had cuts by Kathy Mattea, Reba, Blake Shelton, and Gretchen Wilson to name a few.  She was also nominated for IBMA song of the year when The Grascal’s and Dolly Parton recorded “I Am Strong.”  “Big Blue Raindrops,” was penned by Fleenor and Larry Cordle, and was on The DeI McCoury Band’s Grammy winning album The Streets of Baltimore that hit #1 on the bluegrass charts.  In 2019 she made her debut as an artist on the Grand Ole Opry following the release of her song “Fiddle and Steel”, featuring a stunningly radiant vocal performance of heartfelt nostalgia for the sights and sounds of her childhood. Most currently, Jenee and four of her superbly talented fellow musicians have formed a new acoustic supergroup called the Wood Box Heroes, serving as the conduit for this insanely talented lady to travel back into the land of her singer/songwriter youth as the band finishes up their all-original debut album.

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