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Jessie Veeder To Celebrate Nashville Album Release In Watford City May 23rd


Watford City based singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist Jessie Veeder is kicking off the celebration of the release of her fourth original studio album Northern Lights by hosting a CD release concert and party Saturday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm CT at the Outlaws Bar and Grill Ballroom in Watford City, North Dakota. The all ages event is open to the public and is the first of several statewide concerts scheduled to promote the album.

Veeder has been a symbol of folk music in the badlands of Western North Dakota since she released her first original album when she was only sixteen years old.

Since then Veeder has gone on to have a successful career in the music industry, traveling the country with a booking agency out of Nashville, recording her second original album A Place to Belong with the Fargo-based label Barking Dog Records in 2005 before bringing it all home to record and release Nothing’s Forever, a 2012 effort that features Jessie’s renowned single Boomtown, an homage to the people working to make a living in oil country and a song that put Veeder in the spotlight as a feature in various news programs and national and international documentaries.

Jessie’s new release, Northern Lights, brought her to Nashville to record with Bill Warner, a producer who has worked with artists such as Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Mindy Smith and Trisha Yearwood, among others. Backed by some of the best players in the industry, Jessie’s skill as a heart wrenching songwriter soars in the new songs that remain rooted in the stories of the people and landscape of her home in Western North Dakota. The highly anticipated release is some of Jessie’s best work yet.

“It was such an amazing experience to bring the songs I wrote in my living room or while working on the ranch to Nashville to see how they might transform in the hands of some of the best studio players around,” said Veeder of her experience in Music City. “And they just got it. They understood where the music needed to go, respected the stories and made these songs come to life in the most beautiful way.”

The 12 track album blends rootsy instruments, poignant lyrics and powerful melodies rooted in Americana, blues, folk and country influences. Veeder, who is known for bringing musicians together from across the state, has spent the last year playing with Dickinson, ND based band Outlaw Sippin’. She credits the band with influencing the more driving tracks on the album.

“The music on this album is quiet when it needs to break your heart and rocking when it needs to bring you to your feet,” says Veeder. “I really think this project has something for everyone and I can’t wait to start playing the songs live.”

Members of Outlaw Sippin’, along with special guest and friend Adam Taylor and Jessie’s dad Gene Veeder will be the featured musicians at the CD release party.

“I’m so excited about this project,” said Nashville producer Bill Warner. “Not many songwriters come through the studio that are such skilled lyricists. This project has great potential. I’ll forever be a fan of Jessie’s”

Veeder’s summer tour will include CD Release parties in Bismarck, Fargo and an anticipated concert at Medora’s Burning Hill’s amphitheater on July 18th.

In addition to her busy touring schedule, Veeder continues her work as a weekly columnist for statewide newspapers and on her popular blog “Meanwhile, back at the ranch…” where she chronicles life in Western North Dakota with stories, photos and humor.

Northern Lights can be purchased at local retail stores or online on iTunes, CD Baby or at after May 12th.

Pick up your copy and hear the new music first at her release party in Watford City!

Outlaws Bar and Grill is located at 120 S Main Street, Watford City, ND. The show is open to the public, all ages, with a $5 cover and cash bar. Jessie’s CDs and merchandise will be on sale during the event.

For more information, concert dates, video and album previews visit: or Read “Meanwhile, back at the ranch…” at

Press contact: Jessie Veeder at 701-770-8659


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