Nance, Jackson


Jackson Nance is a singer/songwriter/musician originally from Laurel, MS, now living in Franklin, TN.

Jackson wrote his first song when he was 12 years old. At the age of 13, he co-wrote the song “Swamp Thang” with Rob Robinson and Eddie Wilson. The song was a tribute to the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, also known as The Swampers. After hearing the song, Swampers Jimmy Johnson and David Hood wanted to record it with Jackson. He recorded “Swamp Thang” in Muscle Shoals with The Swampers and legendary guitar player Reggie Young. Jackson also got to co-produce it with Jimmy Johnson. The session was videotaped by the Alabama Tourism Office, to promote the state regionally and nationally.  At only 15, he landed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville, as the youngest male writer to ever sign with them.
As a performer, Jackson has been on play bills with: Randy Owen, Little Texas, Jeffery Steele, Ricky Skaggs, Ralf Stanley, Moe Bandy, and Delbert McClinton. He’s honored to be the front man for a band that includes two of the original Swampers, Jimmy Johnson and David Hood. They perform a set of the biggest hits that came out of Muscle Shoals—American soul, R&B, rock and roll, and country. Along with his Nashville band, Jackson has  performed his original songs for many festivals, charity, and corporate events.

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