Jesse Raub Jr - A workingman's storyteller and a star in the making: Born January '78
The truth is that few artists have what it takes to bare their soul for a crowd, and then capture their hearts. Jesse Raub Jr is one artist that can make that claim with complete conviction.
“I am beyond blessed and enjoy what I do. One of few that can honestly share parts of myself on that stage every night in the songs that I write and sing. To see the connections in the eyes of my amazing fans touches my heart in a way that is really indescribable. It's like they lived what I lived, and we shared that kind of moment.”
-Jesse Raub Jr
A native Texan born in Houston, Texas and hailing from Magnolia, Texas. Jesse's country working class roots help him capture his love for family, friends and growing up Country with them. As the frontman of his own band, Jesse has spent the last 10 years traveling throughout the great state of Texas rocking the traditional Texas Country sounds and merging them with true Southern Rock. Jesse has created a show that keeps the crowd on their feet the entire show. His unique voice and true country twang continue to captivate his audiences. He merges the classic sounds of Haggard and Jones with the rocking sounds of Hank and Dwight Yoakam to create an entertaining high energy show every night.
Jesse entered and won the Rising Star contest in 2003 prompting his first studio album 2010's Honky Tonkin Blues. With the hit release, “Honky Tonkin Blues”, Jesse received accolades and support from Texas radio, which provided him the opportunity to share the stage with some of Texas’s biggest country stars. Jesse has shared the spotlight with stars like Lee Ann Womack, Kevin Fowler, Johnny Rodriguez, Dub Miller, Roger Creager, Cody Johnson, Trent Willmon, Jason Allen, and many more.
Not resting on his laurels, Jesse appeared on Cody Johnson’s 2011 critically acclaimed album “A Different Day” as a co-writer for the hit “The Way She Loves Me.” In 2014, he scored his first #1 on Texas Radio as a co-writer on Johnson’s “Dance Her Home”. He has also had eight(8) recordings of his own chart in the top 50 of the Texas Music Chart and the Texas Radio Report: “Blame It On The Music”, “Bad Intentions”, "Good Man Go Wrong", "Plead the Fifth", "She Can Forgive" and 2017's #1 "She'll Put The Hurt On You", 2018's #1 "Mistakes", and 2018's #1 "Sittin' Here".
Following the success of 2010's Honky Tonkin Blues, a fire was lit. Jesse released 2013's Blame It On The Music, gaining fans and friends in the right places. Sittin' Here was released in 2016 has delivered 3 Texas Regional Radio #1's and a signature song "Touch the Water" to be released in January of 2019.
In a tough market, flooded with new faces everyday, there is no doubt that Jesse Raub Jr truly stands out as one of the top new “Young Guns” of today’s Texas Country Music scene. Jesse has released 8 singles to radio. His fanbase is growing around the world. Between the shows this year, radio tours and radio airplay, this will be his biggest year yet.
Next: Jesse is preparing the cuts for his 4th studio album. He is excited to co-produce for the first time.