|Full Name||Jessica Rose James Decker|
|Birthday||April 12, 1988|
|Birth Place||Vicenza, Italy|
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Social Media Followers||Instagram: 3.1M
|Albums Released||4 Studio Albums|
|Singles Released||13 Singles|
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Jessica Rose James was born on April 12, 1988 in Vicenza, Italy to parents Karen and Robert James. She has a younger sister Sydney and two brothers John and Jacob. Jessie grew up as an Army brat, moving frequently due to her father‘s military career before settling in Georgia as a teenager.
Music was always Jessie‘s passion – she grew up singing along to the country records of legends like Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette. While performing at a mall in Nashville at age 15, Jessie was discovered by prolific producer David Foster. This led her to sign a development deal with L.A. Reid at Epic Records in 2005.
Breakthrough Debut Album
After years honing her skills, Jessie struck gold with her debut single "Wanted" off her first album Jessie James in 2009. The album sold over 150,000 copies and peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200. "Wanted" itself sold 1 million copies and reached #40 on the Hot 100.
Critics raved about the album, with Billboard stating: "Her music infuses current pop hooks with traditional country storytelling." Jessie won Best New Female Vocalist at the 2010 ACM Awards thanks to her successful debut.
Continued Music Career
Jessie has since released three more hit albums – Comin‘ Home (2014), Southern Girl City Lights (2015) and On This Holiday (2018). Her 2015 single "Lights Down Low" became her first country #1 hit and one of her biggest crossover successes.
Other top singles include "Boots", "Flip My Hair" and "I Look So Good (Without You)" which show off Jessie‘s signature blend of catchy pop hooks and sassy, empowering lyrics. She has toured with artists like Blake Shelton and Randy Houser over the years.
Reality TV, Fashion and Other Ventures
A savvy businesswoman, Jessie has expanded her brand outside just music. She starred with husband Eric Decker in the E! reality show Eric & Jessie from 2013-2017, giving fans an inside look at their marriage and family.
Jessie also founded Kittenish, her own fashion and accessories brand in 2014. It began as a small pop-up shop and has grown into a hugely popular e-commerce site. She published her first book Just Jessie: My Guide to Love, Life, Family and Food in 2017.
Other business interests include her Redneck Wine and Jessie James Decker Furniture brands. She even competed on Dancing With the Stars in 2014!
Early Musical Influences and Inspiration
As a 90s kid, Jessie grew up listening to female country stars like Shania Twain, Faith Hill and LeAnn Rimes who were crossover sensations. She told Billboard: "Those women were so beautiful and glamorous, but their songs still told stories."
Jessie said she admires strong women in music like Dolly Parton, citing her ability to break barriers. Musically, she‘s inspired by everyone from Whitney Houston to Etta James and draws from across genres.
Balancing Motherhood and Music Career
In 2013, Jessie married former NFL player Eric Decker. They now have three children – daughter Vivianne, born 2014, sons Eric Jr., born 2015 and Forrest, born 2018.
Juggling motherhood with her busy career and ventures may be challenging, but Jessie maintains: "My family is my number one priority." She brings her kids on tour when possible and keeps fans updated through her social media accounts as she continues releasing new music.
With her stellar vocals, relatable lyrics and magnetic stage presence, Jessie James Decker has become a major force in contemporary country pop. She‘s sold over 2.2 million tracks globally and scored multiple hit singles crossing between country and pop charts.
But perhaps more importantly, Jessie has inspired young women with her entrepreneurial spirit, candid realness and unapologetic confidence. Nearly 15 years into her career, she‘s a reminder that women in country music can be both strong family matriarchs and bold, fashionable trailblazers. Jessie James Decker is a multi-talented singer and personality still reaching new heights.