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Coast To Coast Closeup – Jordyn Pollard

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September 16, 2019 at 2:17 pm - Home, Coast to Coast Closeup
By Cal Gratton

The Coast To Coast Closeup is presented by The Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza in Whitecourt.

Since embarking on her musical career, Jordyn Pollard has already achieved many successes. From this she has earned a SCMA Youth Development Bursary, Saskatchewan Country Music Association Youth Talent Search winner and ample performance opportunities. Sharing the stage with the likes of Gord Bamford, Jo Jo Mason, Jade Eagleson and Brett Kissel, have been a highlight for this young artist. Jordyn was accepted to perform at the 30th Anniversary of Saskatchewan Country Music Awards on their songwriters’ stage.

Building on her social platforms, Jordyn has been recognized by Kelsea Ballerini, for her cover of ‘Yeah Boy,  Nashville Rising star Bailey Bryan on Twitter for the cover of ‘Hard Drive Home’; and by Levi Hummon for her cover of his song ‘I Still Do’. Jordyn’s You Tube channel boasts thousands of subscribers and 100 video postings including original, live performance and cover songs; gathering fans from all over the world.

Growing up on a mixed farm near Hillmond Saskatchewan,  with her 2 siblings and attending a small town country school, Jordyn thrives on family and community spirit. Jordyn was involved with the local 4-H, but has since decided farming wasn’t quite her niche’ but continues to help when needed. An honour student and active in many school and community events. Jordyn is a Red Cross Anti Bullying Advocate; giving presentations to elementary and middle school students on bullying and the effects it has on those being bullied. She is looking for a position with the Big Brothers Big Sisters after school mentorship program to continue educating younger people.

Jordyn has had leading roles in numerous musical theatre productions garnering them from being part of the school’s Musical Theatre program which she continues to partake in. Jordyn has been part of the school leadership for the last 4 years as well as being actively involved with school sports.

Jordyn is very involved and committed to using her talents in assisting with many local community and non-profit initiatives. Currently having contributed to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) ‘Concert in the Dark’, Parkinson Alberta’s Step and Stride, and ‘Jammin at the Jube’ in Lloydminster supporting Autism.

Pollard is continually honing her song writing skills while working towards her debut EP. She will be recording with the award winning Bart McKay (Brett Kissel, Gord Bamford) in Saskatoon, Sask. With her passions of music, family and travelling, one can be sure the songs on this debut EP will have stories to tell.

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