Born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, performing professionally since the age of 14, Jenny Yates has lived her life making music. Signed to her first publishing deal with music industry giants, Al Gallico and Billy Sherill, in her 20's, which led to her being signed to Warner Brothers Records, produced by legendary producer Jerry Kennedy, then signed by great record man, Steve Popovich, to Mercury Polygram Records in Nashville, TN. Releasing two Billboard charting singles. This led to her second publishing deal with Criterion Music, started by Michael H. Goldsen, she was recognized, and honored, to be signed by his son, Bo Goldsen, who signed Jackson Browne, Rodney Crowell, Roseanne Cash, Lyle Lovett, Tom Kimmel, among many other great songwriters.
Jenny started working more and more as a co-writer with many great songwriters, learning and continuing the journey of becoming a songsmith.
Ever grateful to all her co-writers, among them, Hall of Fame songwriters: Walt Aldridge, Charlie Black, Rory Bourke, Garth Brooks, Mike Reid, Dickey Lee, Allen Shamblin, and other greats, Keb'Mo', Johnny Lee Schell, Lee Roy Parnell, Ronny Scaife, Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Tommy Rocco, Gordon Kennedy, Rory Feek, Joey Martin Feek, Angela Kaset, Lauren Wood, Eddie Rabbitt, Steve Booker, Danny Darst, Kostas, Roger Cook, Janis Ian, Pete Wasner, Eric Kaz, J. D. Souther, Andrew Gold, Greg Trooper, Darden Smith, Alyssa Bonagura, Gregg Karukas, Stuart Mathis, Eric Lowen, Dan Navarro, Buddy Mondlock, Pierce Pettis, Mark Isham, Wendy Waldman, Steve Dorff, Carol Ann Etheridge, Deborah Holland, Mark Fosson, and others.
The Red Strokes - Video of the Year
Standing Outside the Fire - #3 Billboard Top 100, ASCAP award
That Kind of Love - #1 Contemporary Christian Song
When You Come Back To Me Again (theme song from the film Frequency) - Golden Globe Nominee, ASCAP Award
Thicker Than Blood - ASCAP Award
Let Your Light Shine - Grammy winning album Keep It Simple
Suitcase - Grammy winning album Suitcase
Ridin' On A Train - Grammy winning album - Oklahoma