Career Highlights: Jerad Finck

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Growing up in Spokane and spending his childhood summers on his family’s farm in Odessa, Washington, Jerad Finck has been playing music his whole life – starting with trumpet and playing jazz heavily until college, where he joined his first rock band.

Since releasing his self-titled debut album, produced by John Seymour in 2009, he’s been on the road practically non-stop, opening for and/or touring with notable industry heavyweights like Daughtry, Christina Perri, Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, DADA, Vertical Horizon, Parachute, One EskimO, Ingrid Michaelson, Matt Hires, Red Wanting Blue, Ron Pope, Cracker, Ingram Hill, Tony Lucca and many others.

Jerad credits his experiences touring with the highly fan interactive Sister Hazel for helping him develop a deeper, more intimate relationship with his own audiences – both onstage and off.

Finck is also no stranger to radio air-play. His first radio release entitled “Runaway” was the #1 independent song in the country on the Adult Contemporary chart as well as The Billboard Hot AC chart. The song became the perfect metaphor for the wild success of the track, which has propelled the tireless Spokane, WA-based singer, songwriter and road warrior to new heights in his career.

Jerad collaborated and co-wrote tracks on his album Stuck with top producers David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Christina Perri), Steven Solomon (James

Arthur, Christina Perri, 5SOS), Andrew Williams (Five for Fighting, Jessica Simpson), and Denny White (Tiesto, Usher). Hodges helmed “Criminal,” the infectious power-pop ballad that became Finck’s second stint at radio. The

success of “Criminal” at radio with sales of fifteen thousand and climbing, impacting the Billboard chart in HOT AC and TOP 40. Jerad also won the 2016

USA songwriting competition grand prize (previous winners, American Authors and Megan Trainor).

Jerad’s next single, “New Kids”, his latest collaboration with writer/producer Denny White (The Fray, Tiesto, Usher) released in early 2018 and has already sold 40,000 units. Now, on September 18th, he has just released the remix with UK group SEAWAVES in support of the Anti-Gun violence Non-Profit http://www.everytown.org. The song debuted on the Billboard and has already impacted

the Mediabase Top 40 and Top 200.

The singer’s special performances include Live In The Vineyard, Hotel Carolina, SXSW, Indie Week Toronto, The Rock Boat XII, and Balcony TV. Jerad has also been featured in newspapers and magazines including CMJ, Skope, Maverick, American Songwriter, Amplifier and Acoustic Magazine. He and his band have

performed on dozens of morning TV shows on several networks including NBC, CBS, ABC &

FOX, and his songs have also been featured in films and TV shows on HBO, ESPN, Discovery, CBS & NBC, among others.

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