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Songwriter Jade Jackson On Her Journey To A 'Gilded' Debut

Jade Jackson's debut album, <em>Gilded</em>, is out now.
Jade Jackson's debut album, <em>Gilded</em>, is out now.

One day, when Jade Jackson was just a teenager performing at her local coffee shop in central California, a stranger left her a small note with a big pronouncement. "Jade Jackson is a star," she'd scribbled on a dollar bill. Jackson, now 25, might very well be on her way to stardom — her country-rock debut album Gilded, produced by Mike Ness of the punk band Social Distortion, was released this May on the Anti- label.

At the audio link, hear Jackson tell NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the challenges of being a young songwriter, the sometimes-painful autobiographical aspects of her music video for "Finish Line" and her experience touring with Social Distortion.

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