Jerica Paliga has gained a huge buzz as an original Pop/Country artist, and has drawn attention from industry professionals. Jerica has recently won the semi-finals for the iHeart 95.5 Coors Light BIG BREAK singing contest 2017. This is the second consecutive years in a row winning the semi-finals. Last year she was the winner for her song "Crazy For You". As the winning contestant, she received the opportunity to play at Country Thunder Music Festival 2016 opening for super star Eric Church. She has been the on-air topic of conversation by iHeart Big 95.5 Chicago's New Country celebrity DJ Alabama as an up and coming artist to watch. Jerica has also performed live on numerous other radio stations throughout Chicago, Illinois and Northwest Indiana. In 2016 she was also a finalist in the Live Nation Bon Jovi Opening Act Contest where she had over 5000 likes of her video "Home", more than any other contestant in the contest in the country.
Jerica has been featured in The Times, The Tribune, NWI Entertainer, Panorama Magazine, Illinois Entertainer, and many others.
She has opened up for superstars Eric Church, Jerrod Niemann, Canann Smith, and Phil Vassar.
Jerica learned how to play the guitar at the age of 15. She was taught by Mike Broccolari, former member of Herman's Hermits. By 19, Jerica's love for music, creative songwriting, original sound, and vocal talent found herself recording in Nashville with the following industry professionals on her original first recordings:
Nir Zidkyahu, Studio Drummer for Blake Shelton, Pharrell, and Miranda Lambert. Ana Hudgins, Touring Background for Demi Lovato. Tom Hurst, Drummer, former member of The Backstreet Boys. John Marcus, Bass Player, original member of Dancehall Doctors, and has played with Tim McGraw for over 20 years.
At 23, Jerica is currently working with G4 Music Artist Development, g4musicgroup.com. She has just finished her new album with g4musicgroup.com at The Spot Studios, thespotstudio.com, with new influential players of the region; Joey Miroballi on Guitar, John C. Horvath on Drums, Chuck Comanse on Bass, and Steve Gouwens on Mandolin and Fiddle.
The new Album "Better Than That" credits additional musicians that were in the studio recordings; Krystal Kadar on Background Vocals, Gordie Laurencell on Piano, Dan Beaver on Harmonica, Nelson Wynn on Pedal Steel Guitar, and JD King on Guitar.
The single, "Jerica Paliga" and the new album, "Better Than That" is now streaming worldwide and available for download at all app stores and listening on all major radio apps.
Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazonmusic, Pandora, Tidal, Rhapsody, Deezer, Slacker, iHeartRadio, Applemusic, etc..