about JJ HELLER
On November 2, 2018, Nashville-based independent singer/songwriter JJ Heller released her 10th full-length studio album, I Dream of You (Volume II). The record is a compilation of 12 favorite cover songs from the 1950’s through today, and three original songs produced to stir feelings of nostalgia for listeners of all ages. Heller’s effortless voice combines with moving piano accompaniment, orchestral arrangements, a children’s choir, and a 10-piece string section to create a truly unforgettable collection of songs elevating the definition of children’s music to an entirely new level.
When Heller released the first I Dream of You album in 2014, she had no idea how significantly it would shape her career. At the time, the mother of two small girls simply intended to create soothing love songs with messages of simple devotion from a parent to a child. After listeners began sharing stories of how the songs played in integral role in their family’s bedtime routines, car rides, or hospital visits, Heller began donating the album to hospitals, adoption agencies, and families of young children. The album has since been donated to over 100,000 families. — Read stories from listeners at jjheller.com/stories
In 2017 after Heller told her producer, Ben Shive, how I Dream of You had became one of her most-streamed albums, he suggested making a sequel. The idea had never occurred to her, but it was quickly embraced and acted on. Soon, with the support of 1,700 fans, Heller raised $80,000 through a Kickstarter campaign which allowed her to hire over 30 musicians, producers and engineers to help her turn the record from a dream into a reality.
Kickstarter backers were given a chance to hear the album early as their reward for financially supporting the campaign, and after her first listen, backer Leeann Hadgis wrote:
“I can't imagine a more perfect mix is songs. I feel transported by the music and whimsy. My children are older so this is an album for me… such an excellent way to start my weekend. I will be buying this for all my friends so they can, feel the same joy I feel, when listening. I am unable to choose one favorite since they all are magical.”
Miles Davis once said “… sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.” With over 15 years experience as a full-time singer/songwriter, Heller has developed an iconic style of vocal performance. Her unmistakable voice and charming delivery shines from the opening track “It’s Such A Good Feeling” by the much-loved television personality Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood) to the closing original track “In The Morning.”
1. It’s Such A Good Feeling (Fred Rogers)
2. Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)
3. Better Together (Jack Johnson)
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)
5. Stay Awake (Mary Poppins)
6. Hand To Hold
7. L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole)
8. Paving The Runway
9. Till There Was You (The Music Man)
10. Moon River (Breakfast At Tiffany’s)
11. Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)
12. Edelweiss (Sound of Music)
13. I Will (The Beatles)
14. Over The Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
15. In The Morning
JJ Heller's deepest motivation is to remind her audiences that they are deeply loved and fully known by the Creator of the universe. Her soothing voice and inspiring melodies blend with poignant lyrics to stir the hearts of listeners of all generations.
For over 15 years, she's traveled the country sharing music full-time with her husband, Dave Heller, who also co-writes, plays guitar, and provides witty banter from the stage.
Even though her songs have been featured on national television, international advertising campaigns, and radio stations across the world, JJ's concerts are charming, personal and a memorable experience you won’t soon forget.
She’s less like a rock star, and more like a friend you would share a cup of coffee with in your kitchen. Storyteller, singer/ songwriter, JJ Heller is bridging that gap and uniting women’s audiences across the country.
With over 15 years of full-time experience in front of audiences, JJ has a way of drawing in listeners of all ages with stories and songs from the perspective of a woman juggling the roles of wife, mother and career artist.
While best known for her songs which have been featured nationwide on K-LOVE and other radio stations, JJ also is a gifted storyteller.
JJ is committed to spreading a message of hope to women in an increasingly complex, competitive and confusing world. Somehow JJ effortlessly delves into this territory with a combination of heartfelt lyrics and stirring melodies. Her songs disarm audiences, while also inspiring them at the same time.
An evening with JJ often leads to audiences laughing one moment, crying the next, while feeling inspired to embrace all that life has to offer with a whole heart.
impressive stuff :)
• Over 17 Million YouTube plays
• 184,000 Facebook Fans
• Over 54 Million Songs Streamed
• Digital Albums - 95,000 Sold
• Digital Songs - 700,000 Sold
PHYSICAL ALBUM SALES
• Over 210,000 Sold
• OVER 100,000 lullaby albums donated to children’s hospitals and families.