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Florida’s Country Sensation Jasmine McDonald

Photo credit John Matthews

Country music recording artist, Jasmine McDonald has been working hard cranking out original songs and videos over the past year. Jasmine’s singing of cover songs has turned heads for a longtime, but now, it’s time to change. The change Jasmine is making, is easing out some cover songs, for songs of her very own. 

People have been enjoying Jasmine’s singing from Florida to Tennessee and everywhere in between. Now with three songs of her own making, all of her fans will have a new love for her, and her music. Jasmine’s new songs are, Bet Your Heart On Me, Key To A Young Girls Heart, and My Time To Shine. All three songs will keep you smiling and tapping your foot all the way through. Her delivery of these songs makes you believe the story she is telling. Any young person listening will be able to identify with the lyrics, it fits them all. 

Jasmine has created videos with each song and in doing so, there were different aspects of the process she enjoyed for each one. One of the things she enjoyed about, Bet Your Heart On Me was that it was her first, and she played the mandolin. “I loved, Key To A Young Girls Heart too, because my friend Selton Tison and I got to play in the stream”, says Jasmine. Her favorite however was her newest, My Time To Shine. She liked this one so well because it was in Nashville. Jasmine had her family were in it, and it made her feel like a star signing autographs. 

Jasmine’s producer is Jack Molette and videographer is Dustin Jenkins, both are a regular at the Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Jasmine met them both while she was at the theater competing in NACMAI. She won several awards for her performances and in doing so, she caught the attention of Jack and Dustin.  

Along with her producer, Jasmine is also lending a hand when it comes to her writing songs. “I get my ideas for new songs on a whim, they just come in my head”, says Jasmine. She keeps everything she needs close by her bed, guitar, pen and paper just in case she wakes up during the night with an idea. Jasmine has about ten songs already written. “I am always writing” says Jasmine. More videos for the songs are in the planning too, so be on the look out for them.

Having a dream and working hard for it brings success, and this is all true for Jasmine as well. “My dream is just smile! I love to see people smile when I sing” says Jasmine. Someday Jasmine hopes to have a recording contract, and go to a CMT award show. To sing at the Grand Ole Opry is also high on her dream list, as well as opening for a major artist like, George Straight, Loretta Lynn or Dolly Parton. “Someday I will have my own bus and go on tour, but it is all in God’s hands, so wherever he leads me I will go” says Jasmine. Big dreams come with big rewards and some of those rewards have been coming Jasmine’s way. 

Over the past few years many good things have come to be in Jasmine’s favor. She has won awards and produced three amazing original songs. Her song My Time To Shine has truth in it. She is shinning and there’s been doors opening for her. No matter how many no’s she gets, she pushes on. The prize she is gazing at is not far out of reach and she is getting closer to it everyday. It is Jasmine’s time to shine, and she is getting brighter everyday. 

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Rising Pop Star “Kacey Fifield”

Rising pop star Kacey Fifield holds a great passion for youth empowerment and kindness. No matter what Kacey has in the works, she is talking, singing or writing about kindness. It “is” what drives her. In keeping with that drive, Kacey hosted an event called, Kindness Matters last fall to celebrate the release of her new single, Hear Me Out unplugged and a screening of her video.  She wanted to make a point that, kindness does matter, on a small or large scale. “Therefore I called my event, Kindness Matters” says Kacey. This also became her motto. For the event, Kacey sang a couple of her songs, along with a fashion show, and models carrying signs of youth empowerment. Kacey’s event was attended by young Hollywood stars, including Disney and Nickelodeon singers and models. 

Hear Me Out has been the most recognized music video Kacey has produced so far. The music video has been officially selected by multiple film festivals. This does include the most popular indie film festival, Dances With Films. It has been recognized and awarded best music video by a few film festivals, including the American Tracks Music Awards.     

Since the release of Hear Me Out in the fall, Kacey has released two more singles called, Porcelain Doll and Keep Summer Going. Porcelain Doll is about not conforming to standards and pressures society puts on people to be perfect, to stand tall, and not be easily broken. “I wrote the lyrics based on my life and how young girls need to be strong and ignore the haters” says Kacey. She wanted to bring her points across in a simple yet powerful music video. 



Keep Summer Going, is about how making memories is important, and living in the moment. “Because time never stops and nothing lasts forever” says Kacey. She also says, we can keep happy memories of the summer in our hearts and keep the happiness going. The video for this song was a lot of fun for Kacey to film, hanging out on the beach and pier. “However the lyrics go deeper than just a fun summer song. It’s bright, upbeat and fun, but also relates to life in general” says Kacey. This song has been well received and is now playing on over 45 radio stations in the US and other parts of the world. Both songs Keep Summer Going and Porcelain Doll were written by Kacey, along with her music producer, Ricardo Padua. 

Recently Kacey has become a co-host on Teens of America Radio Network. Her show is called, Hear Me Out with Kacey Fifield Hour. Her show airs about every two to three weeks, she keeps people updated on her social media. People can listen in live or it can be heard on demand after it airs. Teens of America radio show airs every Monday 5 PM to 7 PM PST. Kacey’s hopes in co-hosting is to inspire teens, talk about important topics and to make a difference in someone’s life. Her next radio show coming up will be on 08/28 at 5 PM PST. The link will be on her instagram at @kacey_fifield. 

Kacey has several exciting things coming up to be on the lookout for. She is currently working on a new single, she has also started work on an album which will be released next year. Also she is editing a new video for her YouTube channel, and taping new episodes for the React channel on YouTube. Along with all of this, she continues to take on new opportunities in acting and modeling. Kacey has a great deal going on, so be sure and stay tuned, you don’t want to miss a thing.