Sat – WOMEN’S MUSIC SHOWCASE
Over the years, I could not help but notice the vocal and musical talent of women in the Birmingham music scene. After recently speaking with a local male musician colleague about the abundance of talent in the area, I decided to move forward in producing a new chapter of music events with the creation of a Women’s Music Showcase. Shows like American Idol and The Voice have brought attention to the abundance of talented female singers from Alabama. Birmingham has become a contender and a music scene mecca. The impact made by Birmingham’s Women’s Music scene cannot be denied. The mission statement is simple: I want to introduce to everyone the many different styles of women vocalist and musicians in the Birmingham music scene. I would like to introduce the next chapter.
Desiree “Peanut” Fitts
Birmingham Chicks Rockfest
Jessica is an American performer from Slapout, Alabama. She has wowed audiences since the age of 10 and plays several instruments (guitar, piano, and classical violin). At 20, Jessica won the statewide artist showcase, Stars of Alabama.
A spot on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice followed, where she made it to the blind auditions and was on the Vans Warped Tour. Jessica was then selected by American Idol’s judges, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr., for Season 13 of the TV series where she became a Top 4 National Finalist. Jessica also became the first person in the history of Idol to perform her own original song, “Blue-Eyed Lie,” during the finals and joined Idols LIVE Tour, performing in 40+ cities across the USA and Canada.
Currently, Jessica is signed to LA Group Management, and is working with Jim Ervin finishing up her full-length album for summer 2018 release on Warrior Records/eOne. On a personal note, Jessica is a fitness buff and brand ambassador for various products, dedicates time to raising awareness about Domestic Violence, Cyberbullying, Children’s Cancer Association, and St. Jude, while continuing to write, release music, and tour.
* 2018 Best Female Vocalist Finalist – 14th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA)
* 2017 Female Vocalist Of The Year Nomination – (TCMA)
* 8 Singles Released By American Idol
chicks rockfest WOMEN’S MUSIC SHOWCASE featuring: Sharron Collins (R&B/Soul), Bai B (Country/Pop), Kathryn Delacruz (Alt Acoustic), All Folked Up (Acoustic/Country/Top 40), Raquel Lily (Top 40), Peanut (Funk/Rock), Chrys Black