Melody PlaceOct. 7, 2020


L-R: Melody Place’s Sanborn McGraw, Jackie Evancho, and Melody Place President Fred Mollin
Photo Credit: Erika Rock

NASHVILLE, TN – Multi-Platinum vocalist Jackie Evancho has signed a recording agreement with Melody Place, LLC, based in Nashville, TN.

“I’m thrilled to be back in the studio and even more thrilled to be doing it in Nashville,” said Evancho. “I’m very excited for the journey I am about to embark on and to be recording for Melody Place.”

Melody Place was founded by Leigh Shockey and Fred Mollin, notable producer (Jimmy Webb, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Mathis) and President of Melody Place. “To have Jackie on our label is just unbelievably thrilling,” Mollin said. “Since the age of 10, she has held millions of people in the palm of her hand with her exquisite vocals, and Melody Place is so proud to be her new label home. And let’s not forget she’s only 20!”

Evancho is currently in the studio with Mollin recording her Melody Place debut, including her fresh take on Joni Mitchell’s “River,” which will be released by Melody Place on Oct. 23 and distributed by BMG.

“’River’ was written by one of the greatest female songwriters of our time and being able to interpret it with these incredible musicians and Fred Mollin at the helm was a true honor,” said Evancho.

In the decade since Evancho first dazzled American television audiences on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” with her breathtaking voice and her fearless delivery, she has gained global recognition as one of the greatest vocal talents in the world today with comparisons to an emerging Barbra Streisand.

Evancho has released a string of Platinum and Gold albums, with sales of more than 3 million in the U.S., alone. She has also made history as the youngest, solo Platinum artist in the U.S.; the youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the U.K.; and the youngest person to give a solo concert at Lincoln Center.

All seven of Evancho’s albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. The magnitude of her success led Billboard to include Jackie on its list of “Music Movers-and-Shakers Under the Age of 21” twice in 2010 and 2012.

She headlined three PBS television specials, appeared in the film “The Company We Keep” at the request of her co-star Robert Redford, and toured the world, singing for Presidents, Pope Francis I, Japan’s Royal Family, and Oprah Winfrey. In addition to her solo success, Evancho has recorded duets with such notable artists as Tony Bennett, Plácido Domingo, Streisand, Chris Botti, and Joshua Bell.

In 2019, the world saw the emergence of a grown-up Evancho starting with her much anticipated return to “AGT-The Champions,” where she stunned the audience with her rendition of Leonard Bernstein’s “Somewhere.” She also released The Debut, matching her extraordinary voice with one of the most exciting re-emerging genres in popular music today: Broadway’s New American Songbook. And earlier this year, Evancho appeared on the hit FOX series “The Masked Singer,” where she impressed the judges and delighted fans with performances from a variety of genres.

Her expanding repertoire, collaborations with artists and writers, have inspired a new generation of fans eager for more. And at 20, Evancho is in a unique position to bring her vast experience and young woman’s perspective to her debut at Melody Place. She has moved past the exuberant promise of a child prodigy, becoming a young adult with a clear vision of the path she wants to take as a performer.

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Media Contacts
For Jackie Evancho:
Kimberly Jakwerth

For Melody Place:
Wendy Pearl
Wendy Pearl Public Relations