Get Your Smile On (2017)

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NEW MUSIC FOR 2017 & 2018

"Get Your Smile On" recorded with producer TJ Martin of Backhouse Productions was released in 2017 as a single, and is currently up for multiple commercial licensing opportunities.

"Only One" recorded with producer Gary Belniak and the Redfish Band was part of the Musica4Mexico Compilation CD to raise funds for Mexico Earthquake, and is now available on iTunes & Spotify. 

"Born to be Beautiful" recorded with producers Joe Dillilio and Joshua Staar of Solid Sound is currently being mixed by Grammy nominated recording engineer, Ryan Freeland (Bonnie Raitt, Aimee Mann). Look for a spring 2018 release.

Be Brave and Create!

About Jill

Jill Dawson is a Chicago based Singer/Songwriter with a passion for inspiring others through song. Her music has been featured on WGN, Seventeen Magazine's Peace Body Blog, and endorsed by Dove's Self Esteem Fund's Global Ambassador, Jess Weiner. Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker of Operation Transformation lists Jill Dawson among Adele and Natasha Bedingfield in her "Positive Picks" for uplifting music listening.

Her 2017 single, "Get Your Smile On", is no exception: A ukulele based jam produced by TJ Martin of Back House Productions fills the listeners with "feel good" vibes reminiscent of Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours." Her follow up to "Get Your Smile On" is a single titled "Born 2B (Beautiful)," produced by Joe Dillilio and Joshua Staar, and currently being mixed by Grammy nominee, Ryan Freeland (Aimee Mann, Jonathan Brooks, Alana Davis, Bonnie Raitt). It's an anthem to empower women and girls to embrace the legacy of beauty they've been gifted rather than "buy in" to the fallacy that beauty is a commodity.

This song compliments Jill's 2010 acoustic anthem "When I Dream" encouraging girls to be bold, unique, and dream big which was licensed for the children's apparel company Pigtail Pals. She also partnered with nonprofit  LeaderSpark, composing the organization's theme "Change Our World Together," as well as wrote and produced music for the teen-focused organization We Stop Hate (Nickelodeon's Halo Award winner).  

Jill's songs have been played on public and college radio stations, from east to west coast, and in a multitude of European countries, including Spain, Greece, Germany, France, Finland and Russia. She also topped the Adult Contemporary chart on Australia's MP3.com while she resided there.  Today, Jill is focused on prepping for the release of a handful of singles, licensing songs to other artists and raising funds for an EP. She also continues her work with the Melody for Change Project, an endeavor focused on using music to empower youth. 

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  • Jill Dawson

    Jill Dawson Chicago

    Your welcome! Thanks for the support, and please come back soon! :)

    Your welcome! Thanks for the support, and please come back soon! smile

  • Laura

    Laura Frisco, TX

    Thank you. :D

    Thank you. biggrin

  • Tim "Atari"

    Tim "Atari" Illinois

    Hey Jill nice to meet you. I love the your music, very nice to relax to. -Atari

    Hey Jill nice to meet you. I love the your music, very nice to relax to.

    -Atari

  • Rev Timothy

    Rev Timothy Marlborough Wiltshire England

    Great music :love:

    Great music love

  • Debbie

    Debbie Weinstein

    :agree:Jill I heard you for the first time when you were on morning show as guest on WGN radio about a year or so back. While your appearence was short I loved the song you sang and went to your website. I've been listening faithfully since and hope you'll be doing more concerts. I also have a number of friends who have downloaded your music and are fans too. keep the Faith and we look forward to seeing you play in Chicago soon!!

    agreeJill I heard you for the first time when you were on morning show as guest on WGN radio about a year or so back. While your appearence was short I loved the song you sang and went to your website. I've been listening faithfully since and hope you'll be doing more concerts. I also have a number of friends who have downloaded your music and are fans too. keep the Faith and we look forward to seeing you play in Chicago soon!!

  • Vincent

    Vincent Chicago

    Listened to "Faith" via Facebook Page. Your playing and voice have never sounded better, Jill. I wouldn't add a thing. Splendid recording!

    Listened to "Faith" via Facebook Page. Your playing and voice have never sounded better, Jill. I wouldn't add a thing. Splendid recording!

  • Donovan Jones IV

    Donovan Jones IV London

    Sometimes when you think you've hit the highest note your really just finding a new place to create. Sometimes what seems like a dead end has a crack in the wall that opens a new door of opportuity and joy. Keep your songs coming and I'll keep listening and singing along in the chorus.

    Sometimes when you think you've hit the highest note your really just finding a new place to create. Sometimes what seems like a dead end has a crack in the wall that opens a new door of opportuity and joy. Keep your songs coming and I'll keep listening and singing along in the chorus.

  • Cherie

    Cherie Kansas

    Got back on your site and listened to your "change the world" Youtube video. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it and your voice! ...So excited for you! If you ever need any design work for CDs, promos, etc. I would love to work with you.

    Got back on your site and listened to your "change the world" Youtube video. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it and your voice! ...So excited for you! If you ever need any design work for CDs, promos, etc. I would love to work with you.

  • Mark M

    Mark M Chicago, IL

    Great site, but doesn't do your talent justice, Jill. I've heard you live recently and your voice blew me away! Especially singing that new song Deep Breathes and Forgiveness. I signed up for your mailing list, so let me know when you record that. Please perform again soon in Chicago! ~Mark

    Great site, but doesn't do your talent justice, Jill. I've heard you live recently and your voice blew me away! Especially singing that new song Deep Breathes and Forgiveness. I signed up for your mailing list, so let me know when you record that. Please perform again soon in Chicago! ~Mark

  • Manda

    Manda Sheboygan, WI

    You've come a long way from 1987 my friend. Makes me reminiscent of that first singing contest in the dorms. I'm proud of you.

    You've come a long way from 1987 my friend.
    Makes me reminiscent of that first singing contest in the dorms.
    I'm proud of you.

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