Jenny Simmons is a dynamic storyteller and lover of people who uniquely sees God’s redemptive hand at work in the world around her. She is a sought-after musician, author, speaker and Bible teacher that has garnered the devotion of blog readers for her whimsical and hopeful writing style. Whether she is relating to a room full of moms, leading a congregation in worship, performing at a music festival or writing for publications, Simmons infuses her laugh-out-loud, painfully honest and relentlessly hopeful view of life into all she does.
As the lead singer of the former band, Addison Road, Jenny traveled the country with her husband and bandmates who met as students at Baylor University. For over a decade they created albums that reached millions of people world-wide and dominated Christian radio with singles landing on the top ten charts for over sixty weeks. Lyrics to the band’s most popular songs such as Hope Now, What Do I Know of Holy, Fight Another Day, All That Matters and This Little Light of Mine shaped a generation of Christian music listeners with their profound message of hope and redemption. Addison Road came to an end in 2011 and Jenny continued to share the stories of her journey through solo albums, The Becoming (2013 Fair Trade Services) and To Be Well (2014).
Jenny released her debut book, The Road to Becoming: Rediscovering Your Life in the Not-How-I-Planned-It Moments (Baker Books), in 2015 with Baker Publishing Group. Her widely anticipated second book, Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments (Baker Books), released in October 2016.
Jenny and Ryan have been married for fifteen years and do life together with their daughters, Annie and Lucy, in Nashville, TN. When not traveling, you will find Jenny on the back porch with a cup of coffee, watching the birds. You may also find her using excessive amounts of glitter with her daughters, reading memoirs, eating Mexican food and enjoying the company of friends, neighbors, and their church family.