Who was the young lady who performed the opening show at the Gatlin Brothers concert at the Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction last night? Here's a little info, and five reasons why you should become a fan right now.

I sincerely hope you had a chance to enjoy last night's concert at the Avalon. In my opinion, this was one of the best ever. Before the Gatlins came out to perform, a young lady by the name of Jenn Bostic performed a 30-minute opening show.

Have you seen her before? If you attended the Collin Raye concert last year, you have. Her name is Jenn Bostic. She's an American country music and Christian music singer-songwriter, based in Nashville, Tennessee. One song which won the crowd over was "Jealous of the Angels" – a song inspired by the loss of her father. The tune became popular in the UK after it was played on the Simon Bates at Breakfast show on Smooth Radio as part of the Our Tune strand back in 2012.

The last two years have been especially successful for Bostic. In 2017 and 2018, she won the International Act of the Year award at the British Country Music Association Awards.

Her new album, Revival, was released May 2018. "Revival" was recorded at the House of Blues Studios in Nashville.

After her performance, Bostic met with fans in the lobby at the Avalon. One new fan, James Smith, asked her to sing a few bars for a Facebook live post.

Why should you become a fan? Here are my top five reasons:

  • She is an exceptional singer-songwriter.... a dying breed in the modern world
  • Jenn is a songwriter-performer with a wide range of styles
  • I can't help but think she's something of a workaholic, and that is good to see in an upcoming artist
  • Her songwriting involves real-world topics, a step in the right direction for a Country artist
  • She is a musician - not just on stage, not just when inspired. She's a musical being, regardless if it's morning, noon, or night.

I recommend keeping an eye on this young artist. She's a wonderful performer, gifted songwriter, and I suspect a very dedicated worker. Check her out on YouTube, and give serious consideration to picking up her new album. You might even let Grand Junction concert promoters know you enjoy seeing her as an opening act. Who knows, maybe we can get her back again.

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