Jaime Thietten (pronounced Teet'n) has a lot to be thankful for. During her 10-year singing career as a Christian AC and inspirational artist, she has used her soaring soprano voice to garner radio airplay around the world, win major industry awards, and share stages with recording artists such as Avalon, Clay Walker, Kenny Loggins, Glen Frey (Eagles), Michael English and the Gaithers. Some fans are even calling her "Christian music's answer to Celine Dion".
Although the accolades mean a lot, stardom is not Jaime's number one priority. Her hope is to be a positive influence and to make a difference in a world that so desperately needs something good to hold on to. To accomplish her goal, she has released five albums and performed at churches, concert venues and benefits from coast-to-coast.
It was after college and her marriage to drummer/songwriter, Pete Espil that she made the decision to use her "extraordinary gift" as a full-time music career. Her 2003 recording of the Celine Dion classic Because You Loved Me aired on Christian radio stations across the country and was the number two played song on Nashville radio station 94.1 FM The Fish for four weeks. In 2006, her first official radio single, “I'm Right Here”, received airplay on several national radio networks and more than 150 stations in different parts of the world. The same year, the first printing of her CD Christmas sold out in four weeks.
Jaime has dedicated part of her career to help bring awareness to the value of human life from the time of conception. Her latest single, My Chance, tells the heart-wrenching story of a girl who decides to terminate a pregnancy, but later regrets her decision. An accompanying music video includes interviews with Jaime and the writers telling the story behind the song.