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
At some point in our lives, we all want someone to believe in us, to remind us there is beauty in the world, and to tell us that everything’s going to be ok.
THERE IS A CHILD IN ALL OF US, AND THAT’S WHO JJ HELLER MAKES MUSIC FOR.
For over 16 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.
JJ Heller isn’t your typical musician. She’s much more like a friend you would share a cup of coffee with in your kitchen, who happens to play music. For over 16 years, JJ has remained firm in her passion to remind women they are loved, they are not alone, and they can live life with a whole heart.
Her songs have been featured nationwide on Christian radio stations including K-LOVE, but more importantly, in your minivans and children’s bedrooms. On the first Friday of each month, you can find a new song from JJ anywhere you stream music.
Over the years, her songs have been streamed over 150 million times, and her adorable and heartwarming YouTube videos have have been seen over 20 million times.
Somehow JJ effortlessly combines heartfelt lyrics and stirring melodies to disarm and inspire audiences. When you hear her share music live, you can expect to laugh at one moment, and perhaps cry the next (in a good way).
impressive stuff :)
• Over 19 Million YouTube plays
• 185,000 Facebook Fans
• Over 150 Million Songs Streamed
• Over Digital Albums - 95,000 Sold
• Over Digital Songs - 700,000 Sold
PHYSICAL ALBUM SALES
• Over 210,000 Sold
• Over 100,000 lullaby albums donated to children’s hospitals and families.