Jayne Denham sparkles in “Moonshine”

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Groovy and truly captivating!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hi Jayne, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.

Five-time Golden Guitar nominee Jayne Denham is one of Australia’s most admired and sought-after country rock performers.

When her fifth album, “Wanted” came out of the gate, firing all the bullets, reaching #1 Aria Australian Country Album and #2 on the Air Australian Indie charts after Jimmy Barns. “Wanted” has been hailed as a Country Rock Opera full of sound effects and is a musical journey with a big serving of spaghetti Western on the side.

The album landed her 2x Golden Guitar Awards for Female Artist of the Year and Contemporary Album of the Year. Denham has scored four #1 smash hits in Australia, 6 Top 10 songs in the National Country Charts, twelve Top 30 videos, and 6 Country Music Channel (CMC) nominations.

Fun fact: Jayne recorded her album Calamity in the home studio of Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, who played bass on the album.

Start streaming “Moonshine” here:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?

Released on March 03, 2023. “I am not the type of artist to write many love songs, but when I heard “Moonshine,” I knew if I was to write a love song, this was it,” adds Jayne.

Jayne continues to expand her artistic repertoire with this epic single collaboration involving overseas counterparts that marks one of the biggest milestones in her career.

What is your vision for this song? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?

The creative lyricism accompanied by Jayne’s powerhouse vocals and Colt Ford’s lyrical additions, ‘Girl when I give you this kiss, like moonshine hitting your lips’ makes this single a standout track with undeniable talent interwoven between an Aussie and American singer.

Colt Ford says, “Being featured on Jayne’s new song ‘Moonshine,’ is a true honor as well as bringing more of my music to the Australian country scene.

Country roots run deep, and the spirit of the countryside can be found in every corner of the world, where hardworking and down-to-earth people come together to create community.” The lyrics are a true representation of said talent, with classic country roots intermixed into the rendition and liquor theme of the record.

What is your favorite part of this body of work?

Written by Colin Elmore, Cameron Jaymes, and Melissa Pierce, and produced by Grammy-nominated songwriters and producers Brian Bunn and Brian White, “Moonshine” is a song with danceable melodies, wrapped in a love story, that will entice audiences globally.

Hailing from down under, Jayne says, “When I first heard “Moonshine,” I knew it was the perfect fit for me, and I could immediately hear exactly how I wanted to sing it. Colt Ford is the perfect addition for the direction of the song, and to have him featured on it was the piece of the puzzle that fit so seamlessly.”

Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? 

To accompany the single release of “Moonshine,” Jayne has partnered with Franklin County Distillery, located in the mountains of Virginia, known as the “Moonshine Capital of the World,” to release her own line of two different flavored moonshines, Ridge Runner Pear and Orchard Peach.

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