Enjoy the Journey

with Jillian Steele

Introduce yourself! Who are you?
Hi!! I’m Jillian Steele I’m an artist/songwriter from New York now living in Nashville!

What is one thing no one really knows about you?
I actually started acting in TV and commercials when I was young before I ever started singing or writing songs.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
My mom always says “don’t sweat the small stuff” and it sounds simple and silly but it sticks and I think about it a lot.

What would you say to 16 year old you?
I would go back and tell 16 year-old me to believe in herself, and enjoy the journey that is growing up. (Even though i feel like I’m still growing up)

What is your greatest fear?
Clowns!!!. And open water 

What is your favorite thing about where you live?
I grew up on Long Island and my favorite part about living there was how close I always was to the city but also always being close to the beach.  My favorite thing about now living in Nashville is that I am constantly surrounded by music 24/7 and everyone is a lot nicer than in New York.

What motivates you most?
Listening to music and finding new sounds that inspire me. Also a full moon 🙂

Do you have a mentor? If so, what did they teach you?
I have a lot of mentors and people I look up to in and outside of music, but the ones who are most successful are the most humble and that’s something I always notice and really admire.

Did you always know what you wanted to do as a career?
I always knew I wanted to do something with performing. From a young age I was always super comfortable being on stage and wanting to sing for anyone and everyone who was willing to listen.

What is something on your bucket list?
Going to Tokyo!

Who is your biggest role model? Why?
As a human my Grandpa 1000%. I’ve never met someone more generous, supportive and family-oriented in my life and I’ve always looked up to him.

Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration for songs everywhere whether it’s something I’m going through at the time, a TV show I’m watching, or listening to new music.  It’s something I had to work at to always be drawing song inspiration and now it’s something that’s hard to turn off.

What are your biggest passions?
Traveling is a huge passion of mine. When I was 14 my mom let me go to Thailand alone with a friend and that’s when my obsession with traveling really started.  I also love animals I grew up around a ton of dogs, cats, chickens and horses.

More About Jillian

Jillian Steele is an American indie pop singer/songwriter from New York currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Having formed an early love for performing, the songstress initially started her career singing and acting in commercials, but not long after made the decision to move to Nashville and study at the renowned Belmont University. Her time there further ignited her passion for songwriting and the born storyteller has since been creating honest and infectious indie pop resonating with listeners across the globe.
Jillian Steele continues to deliver her raw and authentic songwriting, telling her own personal stories, while helping others tell theirs.

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