Jill Sissel has been writing and performing her acclaimed Americana/ Blues music in the Nashville area for more than 17 years. In 1999, Just Plain Folks nominated her for Americana Album of the Year, and she has garnered numerous other awards and honors since. Jill released a soulful, evocative blues album, “Tell the Truth”, in 2013. Mike Kuhl collaborated over much of the songs. Jill Sissel recorded her first CD, “The Builder”, in Salt Lake City, in 1998, hiring several members of the late Chris LeDoux band to play with her on the CD. Upon moving to Nashville, Jill began the task of co-writing and playing songwriter nights. Her first songwriter night she booked in Nashville, included Walter Egan and Irene Kelly. Walter Egan would later be called in to sing the duet, “Texas Moon” (writers Gene Swift/Jill Sissel) for the “Haunted Highway” CD project. Also involved in the project is co-writer Mike Kuhl who co-wrote 4 songs with Sissel. In 2001 she released her 2nd CD, “Love Knows No Distance” in which JP Folks nominated her for Best Americana Album and Song. Continuing on with the release of “Out of Nowhere” in 2003, the song, “Too Soon to Say” was a top finalist in JPFolks Best Female Singer/Songwriter category. NSAI deemed the single from the same album, “Safe Inside” (Paul Jackson co-writer), as an Honorable Mention. Jill Sissel also was a studio owner at Hyland Lake Music (ASCAP) and produced two songs for movie placement in “Murphy’s Law”, a Fountain Head Production. She has also opened shows for Dan Seals, Ty England, JoDee Messina, and Tracy Lawrence. The Paint Sisters was the band Jill put together with Liz Ficalora. This blues/ rock duo was produced by John Carter Cash in 2006 and began the transition toward the blues/ rock sound mostly associated with Jill Sissel’s music today.