Jenny Simmons is a dynamic storyteller and lover of people who uniquely sees redemption at work in the world around her. She is a sought-after musician, author and speaker known for her whimsical and hopeful writing and speaking style. Whether she is speaking to a room full of moms, performing at a music festival or writing for publications, Simmons infuses her laugh-out-loud, painfully honest and relentlessly hopeful view of life into every audience she encounters.
As the lead singer of the former band, Addison Road, Jenny traveled the country for over a decade, creating albums that reached millions of people world-wide and dominated CCM radio with singles that landed 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 music listeners with their profound message of hope and redemption. Addison Road came to an end in 2011 and Jenny went on to create two solo albums, The Becoming (2013 Fair Trade Services, produced by Paul Moak) and To Be Well (2014, independently released, produced by Paul Moak).
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.
When not traveling, you will find Jenny on her back porch in Nashville, TN with a cup of coffee, watching the birds. You may also find her using excessive amounts of glitter with her daughters, Annie and Lucy, reading memoirs, eating Mexican food and enjoying the company of friends and neighbors.