An undeniably talented songwriter and performer, Jacob Whitesides – chosen as MTV’s Artist To Watch this August - has caught the ears of millions of music fans with his debut EP A Piece Of Me which reached #1 on the iTunes U.S. Singer/Songwriter chart, #3 on the Pop album chart and #5 on the Overall chart.
Jacob’s unprecedented independent success to date has been accomplished entirely on his own, simply relying on his music and a genuine dialogue with his millions of devoted social followers around the globe (aka “Whitesiders”) who have allowed Jacob to land at the top of the charts in seven countries and help him sell out his first European shows in only minutes.
Raised modestly by a single mom in the smoky mountains outside of Knoxville, TN - is breaking virtually every music industry rule by maintaining full control of his career as CEO of his own touring, merchandising and record label Double U Records. At 17, Jacob is proving how musicians can establish a credible career for themselves by using the available democratic and free media platforms to support their music.
Jacob is currently on a U.S. Amphitheater tour with R5, SiriusXM’s Coffee House is playing Jacob alongside artists such as Ray LaMontagne and Hozier, and Starbucks is currently playing Jacob’s music in all of their North American stores.
Jacob Whitesides will release a new EP on October 23rd.
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