JAKE MORRELL has just been voted ‘Best UK Male Artist’ by the UK Country Spotlight Awards. Hearing Jake’s new single, ‘THIS HOUSE’, provides a timely indication of why. It is a beautifully written, produced and sung tribute to growing up in his own family home, but also an appreciation of the sanctuary that one’s home can be – and possibly has been for many over the past year in lockdown.
Jake was discovered by Dermot O’Leary, and has built up a devoted following via his irresistible string of instantly memorable singles, and his joyous live shows. He and his energetically harmonious band have been a favourite at all the big Country festivals, notably becoming a regular at the 02’s Country2Country where he has shown that a home-grown Brit can also deliver what the best of Nashville brings – great songs, a warm and evocative voice – but unmistakeably a Brit. As Jake says in one of his most defining songs, ‘I’m just an Englishman Trying To Write a Country Song’.
And the new single, ‘THIS HOUSE’ is a perfect example.
Best Male Artist – UK Country Spotlight Awards 2020 & 2021
‘It’s great to see Jake Morrell flying the flag for British Country’ –
Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
‘Jake Morrell is one of about fifteen solo male country singer-songwriters in the UK. He’s also one of the best, as his EP Englishman shows’ – Lyric Magazine