Channeling his southern church roots, while telling a story like a Blues great, and fusing in the soul of original R&B, J Whaley is hosting a Soul Revival. Born and raised in Blytheville, Arkansas, J was inspired by music at an early age as he began singing in the choir of his dad’s church. It was then that he discovered his talent, passion and love for music. Throughout his musical maturation his influences have been undeniable - from Prince’s musical genius to Bilal Oliver’s creativity and Al Green’s and Kim Burrell’s vocal range, J continues to own his craft while making a name for himself by building a following of fans and supporters across the nation.
For J Whaley, singing is more than an interest. He is also a student of all genres of music as he plans to, not only revive soul and R&B, but to also collaborate with artists from various genres. He continues to expand and master his abilities through music and several different
instruments. He plays drums, keyboard and has recently added the acoustic and
electric guitar to his repertoire of instruments.
Not only does he have a love for music he also has a BIG HEART and love for children.
Mr. Jeremy, as he is known to the youth, is always there to do whatever he can to
strengthen, educate and mentor the youth. Coming from a strong Christian background
and having his parents as major influences in his life, he knows the value of instilling
good values in our youth. He is a proud sponsor of the CCM Leadership Academy, The March of
Dimes, Soles4Souls and Susan G. Komen Foundation.
J Whaley’s newest release, “Call Me Your Man” will be available to the public on 02/16/2016. This hit, produced by Johnathan “J Dav” Davenport will remind your ears of how a love song should move you. This is J’s first release in two years since the mood-setting “Grown Man Thoughts” that was produced by JWhaley himself, and Dale Babb of Nashville. J’s music continues to grow and he looks forward to building on the momentum that began in 2012 with “Settle Down” that was produced by 3-time Grammy winner, Shannon Sanders.
Awards and Entertainment
J Whaley has joined many artists on stage and performed in several cities across the
Southern Region. He’s also worked as a model and actor for various companies and organizations. J Whaley appeared in movies such as Vargas, The Identical and The Wedding in conjunction with being on his first book cover.
J has received nominations and awards from multiple sources since he began his career in 2012. These awards/nominations include:
Nashville Independent Music Award (NIMA) Best R&B Performer of the Year 2013 (Awarded)
Nashville Independent Music Award (NIMA) Best Male R&B Artist of the Year 2014 (Nominated)
Nashville Independent Music Award (NIMA) Video of the Year 2013 (Nominated)
Nashville Independent Music Award (NIMA) Best Male R&B Artist of the Year 2013 (Nominated)
Nashville Independent Music Award (NIMA) Song of the Year 2013 (Nominated)
Nashville Independent Music Award (NIMA) Best Male R&B Artist 2012 (Nominated)
2014 SEA Award for Slept On Artist of the Year (Nominated)