Jaelee Roberts was raised on bluegrass music. The 17-year-old multitalented artist began competing in fiddling competitions at the age of 6 and has shared the stage with Rhonda Vincent, Larry Cordle, The Grascals and more. She even appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, singing "Keep on the Sunny Side" with legendary country and bluegrass family band The Whites.
Roberts' debut single is the spellbinding and divine "All My Tears," penned by Julie Miller and recorded by Emmylou Harris on her career-defining 1995 album Wrecking Ball. Roberts makes the song her own, with chill-inducing vocals straight from the Tennessee hills.
Roberts says the song became a favorite of hers after her producer introduced her to it last year.
"Julie Miller is an amazing songwriter (and) vocalist and I personally think she outdid herself with this combination of lyrics and melody. It is so haunting and beautiful at the same time and I love the powerful message of the song. I've also listened to Emmylou Harris sing this and fell in love with her version of it as well," Roberts tells Wide Open Country. "My producers, Deanie Richardson and Brandon Bostic, along with the other extremely talented musicians that played on the track helped make this sound and feel exactly how I hoped it would. I'm so happy that "All My Tears" is my very first single!"
Listen to "All My Tears" below.