I Am Jessie James…

…well, actually, no I’m not – I’m CorinnaB….
But for those of you who haven’t met her yet, its high time you get to know the real Jessie James

The reason I’m writing about her today is that finally, finally, after a crazy long wait, her debut album “Jessie James” is all set to drop Tuesday August 11th!

And you need to buy it.

Or download it.

Jessie’s sound is a cool pop/country/rock fusion. And she is soooo good!
J.J is one of those tiny little things with a mighty, mighty, powerful voice. Reminds me of Christina Aguilera with a touch of Nashville added in.

I wanna wear my hair up in a mess/ cut off jeans / can you get with that?

She’s been doing some pretty huge things already, and has built herself a massive following. The pop out player on her myspace page has had more than 7 million hits, and some of them weren’t even me! You can actually hear the entire album on myspace.

You may know her song “Blue Jeans” from the Confessions of a Shopaholic soundtrack, or you may know her current single “Wanted”

Put your lips on my mouth/ put your lips on my mouth/ put your lips on my…..

For the past year her song “Guilty” has been on my myspace profile. (You’re on myspace? Cool – come friend me!) It’s my favorite track on the album, but there are so many good ones in there!
Jessie wrote or co wrote every song on the record, working with the likes of Katy Perry, Jamey Johnson, and Kara Dioguardi.

So here’s what you need to do:
Check out her myspace page
If you’re on twitter, follow her @iamjessiejames
Facebook? Here’s her page. Friend her, or become a fan.

The new album is here, so buy it or download it.

She’s touring out there now, so if you go to a show she’s opening for, or if you see her on her own, get on your feet and give her a lotta, lotta love!

Meanwhile,

I bite my lip not to scream your name/ oh baby! I feel everything/ but guilty…..

Oh yeah – that’s my song!!!

xo

C

The Robert Redford factor…

When I was an impressionable young teen my mother (who is about the most gorgeous, glamorous creature you ever did see) always told me to make sure I had my lips and mascara on and my hair looking good before I walked out the door, because you never know when you’re going to run into Robert Redford.

Now, not only did I not have much interest in Redford, but living in a small city in New Zealand, the likelihood of bumping into him on the way to the store was somewhat remote. However, she had never steered me wrong, and in the divine world of fabulous, she had it going on. Actually I blame her for this obsession I have with skin care and make up….

Anyway, the pattern was set, and I always made sure I was putting my best foot forward everywhere I went. Just in case, you know?
(She also told me to always have clean underwear on in case I had to be taken away in an ambulance, so I’m placing my lingerie obsession squarely on her shoulders too).

So last night we went to Chase Field to a Diamondbacks game. (I love going to see any live sporting event) and, of course, I had my lips on, and my hair pulled back into a fab pony. It was the Robert Redford factor, still in place all these years later.
And wouldn’t you know it I looked up and there I was in all my glory way up there on the Jumbo-tron.
Now as far as I know, I didn’t know a soul in that 22 000 strong crowd, so it didn’t matter in the least, and even if I knew them all it still wouldn’t matter, but my first thought was “thank God I just put more lipgloss on…”

And as for Redford? Mothers are more prescient than we give them credit for. Shortly after moving to Hollywood a publicist we knew gave amazing opening night tickets to my friend Mia (fabulous casting director who you’ll be meeting soon) and me to see Glenn Close playing Norma Desmond in the stage production of Sunset Boulevard. The show was to die for!
Five minutes before showtime who should walk in and sit directly infront of us? None other than Robert Redford himself!

A little side note here – he had the most amazing thick head of hair, and as soon as the lights went down, without thinking, Mia and I both leaned forward and smelled it…