People to Thank.

We are so amazed by how many people have loved & supported us to make this album possible…we wanted to take some time & name some names and say thank you 🙂 Honestly–we COULD NOT do this without them…so you should read this..even thought it’s a bit lengthy.

  • At the top of the list–we have to thank God for giving us the opportunity & means to do this. We are constantly amazed at how blessed we are. His love is real and we could not do it without Him.
  • We both would not be able to do what we do if it weren’t for the love of our families. Each of us have an unending amount of support from our immediate, as well as extended families. We are thankful that God has blessed us with such strong foundations….lots of love to the Rapier family & the Pickering family respectively 🙂
  • Thank you to Warren Pettit & Tom Willett, of the Contemporary Music Center, for not only founding the incredible music program that we attended a few years back, but also for specifically lending us the equipment possible to record the “Songs on the 17th” album. Your generosity is inspiring.
  • Thank you to Stephen Leiweke for setting up all of the equipment for us so we could record this album in our living room! He was so kind & HELPFUL…he literally put sticky notes & reminders on the keyboard so we could do it all ourselves…He also mixed the album for us. He is incredibly talented and a hard worker…we are so honored to have him work on this project.
  • Thank you to Jason Halbert for mastering the album…Jason is also one of our closest friends and someone that we get to tour with, but he is hands down one of the MOST talented producers/musicians/writers out there…thank you so much Jason for working your music magic and encouraging us to keep doing our thing…and for always playing our “year from now” game 🙂
  • Thank you to Todd Pinckney of Todd James Photography for doing an amazing job shooting pics of us & for designing the cover of the album! Todd is ridiculously talented AND also one of the best guys on the planet. He has always supported any j&k endeavor….so happy to have him SO involved in this project.
  • Thank you to Ashley Donovan for lending her outstanding hair and makeup skills for our album photo-shoot. Ashley is one of our closest friends and she happens to be one of the most talented hair/makeup artists out there…she did such a great job 🙂 Much love to her for making us look pretty…and she is super funny…which makes long days fantastic.
  • Thank you to our dear friend Meghan for being one of the biggest j&k supporters AND the best lighting assistant ever (haha)! Meghan is a high school math teacher/amazing basketball coach through the year–and she was kind enough to lend some time during her summer months to help us with the photo shoot. She was the ultimate assistant to all of us and held lights up for hours until her arms were ready to break…thank you Meggo….you are the best!!
  • Thank you to Will & Angie Gray…Will is the go-to person for everything and anything we need-always. They have always believed in us and encouraged us and for that we are super thankful.
  • Thank you to Reva for all of the encouragement along the way to keep making music…even when it’s hard. Reva is selfless and loving and we are so thankful to have her as a friend…and also a co-writer of “Tired of Being Alone” 🙂
  • Thank you to all of our friends and fans that get what we do. If it weren’t for your support and encouragement along the way, we might not have made this album. Thank you for watching our blogs every month. Thank you for always leaving comments and thank you for being so kind…we really can’t believe that we get to do what we get to do.



14 Responses to “People to Thank.”

  1. Anakellya Says:

    well… thank YOU! and all these amazing people you’ve listed, I cant wait for my copy of the cd to arrive! eeeep. come backk to england! 😀 ❤

  2. Lauren Says:

    And thank you guys for being truly awesome. There’s nothing like being a JK really make us fans feel appreciated…so thank YOU!xx

  3. Mary B Says:

    Amazing!!! You guys r amazing!! I’d like to thank all the people who help y’all too!! All of y’all are just freakin amazing lol!!

  4. gypsygies Says:

    You’re Welcome. :=)

    THANK YOU BOTH, and all the others listed here as well as I’m sure many more, for SHARING your talents and emotions and thoughts and insights and humor with us all. Thank you so much for not keeping it to yourself – but tossing it out there into the unknown world for us to catch and keep. It really is so kind.

    *Hugs to go around*

  5. Monica Says:


  6. JenMichelle Echevarria Says:

    I feel like I should be the one thanking you guys. For your music, blogs and vlogs. I personally work very long hours at a job I don’t particularly like; I’m glad that you get to dream your dream while you live it. When I get home at night after and 11 hr day I go on my computer most days and always of course check my email and facebook but after that I can’t log out before I check yall’s blog; and everytime that I’m thrilled to find a little message or a video, it really does brighten my day. So thanks again JillandKate, I wish you guys nothing but success with this album and in all your endeavors in the future. Please never stop writting your songs (or blogs). LOL 🙂

  7. Danielle Says:

    We appreciate you girls so much too. We’re such spoilt fans! Without you and your talents we’d all be down on some amazing music; music that everyone of us can relate to in one way or another, and that would suck! …ALOT! Everyone needs musical therapy sometimes, and it’s great to know that there are people out there who share the same thoughts and feelings we do and are able to express it where we sometimes can’t. Truly under-rated music!

    So many other things I could say but I’ll leave it at that so I don’t swamp your blog with an essay of a comment haha. Just know that the feeling’s mutual and we all love you lots back! 😀

    Keep doing what you’re doing!! ❤ xx

  8. Nina Says:

    you know i think it’s pretty amazing that all you guys need is:

    Each Other and a Guitar. simple as that!! i mean what artist can say that about themselfs?

    i’m amazed more and more each day.


  9. Selena Says:

    Aww…expressing your gratitude to all the fine folks who helped make your album possible was such a sweet and thoughtful gesture, and I was pleased to read it. Not only are y’all talented artists, but your also genuinely good and gracious people, and I’m proud to be a fan. Thank you to Jill, Kate, and all those that you’ve credited too! 😀

  10. Pam Says:

    if this is for the album, then i can’t wait to see your list for when Thanksgiving comes around. 😉

    anyways, thank YOU, girls for creating such an intimate type of album! i LOVE LOVE LOVE SOT 17ths and this cd is taking it to a whole new level.

  11. kathy Says:

    amazing cd, thank you!!!!!

  12. Lisa Says:

    THANK YOU for sharing what you love to do with the rest of the world. Sharing your thoughts, feelings, emotions … putting it all out there on the proverbial table so that we can catch a glimpse into the hearts and souls of JillandKate … THAT is the mark of a true singer/songwriter.

    You ladies are amazing, and I hope that you continue making and sharing music for many, many years to come. Vol 1 is already on repeat in my truck!

  13. Lauren M. Says:

    I don’t think I’ve told you guys how much I appreciate you or maybe I have, but I wanna do it again. lol You girls are really inspirational and I always look forward to reading a blog of yours whether it’s happy or sad or even funny. You always seem to teach us something in your blogs through your experiences and it touches me. I also look forward to SO17th every month and just random vlogs knowing it can make my day.

    I just wanted to let you know that you girls are so awesome and I love ya’ll 🙂

  14. Esther Says:

    Hi Jill and Kate, Thank YOU for the new album. I found the CD in my mailbox this afternoon, it just arrived here in The Netherlands. It totally made my day. My husband and I just read bedtime stories to our 2 sons and put them in bed, and right now we are winding down on the sofa by the fireplace, playing your cd. It’s awesome. I especially love ” “Texas”. I used to live there for a while, back in the nineties, to study at Texas Tech and Texas A&M. The song brings back great memories. Thanks a lot for sharing your talent with the world! God bless you.

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