As is so often the case in today’s times, Jaden Hamilton’s meteoric rise to notoriety was fueled in part by a social media blow up. In Hamilton’s case a viral rearrangement of Ron Pope’s “A Drop In The Ocean” set him on the path to stardom. Hamilton has since grown his fanbase tremendously and has now gained over 375 thousand followers on Tiktok alone. Hamilton’s rise did not go unnoticed by those on music row as last year Sony Nashville signed Hamilton to his first major label record deal.
Fresh off his brand new single, “Heaven’s Jukebox” we had the chance to chat with Jaden about the new single , his journey and how he uses social media to connect with fans.
Worlds Of Country: When did you know music was the path you wanted to take with your life?
Jaden: Music was always my vice. Whether I was listening or singing, it was always something I enjoyed doing. But it seemed far-fetched to pursue it as a career and to have it all actually work out. However, I knew I was going to drop everything and give it a shot in July 2019.
Worlds Of Country: Once you realized that music was the dream what was your first step towards making it a reality?
Jaden: The first step to making that dream a reality for me was in 2019 by posting on social media, trying to get my voice and music to people out there the best way I knew how. Eventually, I decided to drop out of college and move to Nashville to pursue music 100%.
Worlds Of Country: You have a very active social media presence. How do you feel that helped you navigate the past year especially as a newer artist?
Jaden: Social media is a big part of every artist’s career nowadays. It’s the quickest and best way to connect with fans. It’s helped me figure out what my fans like and don’t like as far as songs I’ve teased in the past.
Worlds Of Country: Do you feel that your new record deal with Sony has given you the stability to grow as an artist?
Jaden: Yes, with a label backing you, now you have more doors open, more opportunities and more time to focus on the music.
Worlds Of Country: You’ve released two EP’s in the past year plus what’s about to be two more singles, how important is it for you to constantly be churning out new music?
Jaden: I think it’s extremely important to continue to release new music. As a fan, I love when my favorite artist puts out new music, it’s like Christmas, and I want that same feeling for my fans.
Worlds Of Country: What’s the story behind your new single “Heaven’s Jukebox”?
Jaden: “Heavens Jukebox” is a song I wrote with Ryan Beaver and Jared Kiem, and it’s just another story about how much I love music, especially country music. It’s basically saying that when I die, I hope heaven’s got a jukebox because that’s where you’ll find me.
Worlds Of Country: Is the plan for this to be a part of a bigger project or just a single for now?
Jaden: It will be a single, but we have a lot of music in the works that is coming soon, so stay tuned.
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