During a family party in Cologne, Germany, a special musical career began. Jolina Carl discovered an old guitar and a love for music. Many years of self-study on guitar and vocals followed, as well as playing in various bands, different styles of music, vocal training and countless stage performances.
Realizing that country music suited her style perfectly, Jolina released her debut album “Lieber Jetzt Als Irgendwann” in 2009 with majority of songs penned in the German language, and the album became lauded in her home territory. Employing a more versatile sound, her second album ‘Let’s Party’ appeared in 2012 along with extensive European touring. ‘Shades Of Love’, her third album, was even more accessible and sung entirely in the English language and was released on the Old Rockin’ Chair Music label in 2014. The fourth album “Forward Back Home” was also released on the same label in English in 2018 and like its predecessor it was produced in Nashville, USA in the TJ Tunes Studio of Grammy nominee Thomm Jutz.
During her album productions, Jolina collaborates with musicians of the highest degree in Nashville. She has been able to secure national and international major songwriters to write songs for her, reflecting her own idea of American country music.Jolina co-writes with songwriters such as Bernd Ege and songwriting and A&R legend Richard Rogers. Her albums offer a stylistic range from Tex Mex and funky rhythms to traditional country. Jolina dresses old country classics in a modern garb, or in stark contrast, she uses the modern Nashville sound.
The famous TV program „PRISMA“ recently named her “Best German Country Singer“ and before Coronavirus sadly kicked in Jolina had just toured on international stages in Poland, Switzerland and Austria. She was the first and only German artist at the legendary “National Cowboy Symposium” in Lubbock, Texas, where she was greeted with great enthusiasm and rapturous acclaim by top American musicians and fans alike. While in the USA she performed with Mark Alan Cash (nephew of Johnny Cash), Stan Perkins (son of Carl Perkins) and W.S. “Fluke” Holland. Jolina Carl is also a popular duet partner for country shooting stars like Ray Scott or Cody Jinks or Grammy winner Billy Yates.
Jolina’s crowning glory is as the winner of many national and international music awards and she was the only non-american artist in the final round of the NASHVILLE UNIVERSE AWARDS “Female Vocalist Of The Year“ where she finished in the top 5, an unheard of achievement for a foreign country music artist.
Jolina Carl has used the time of the pandemic creatively and shows with the release of “Mexican Overdrive” an album that can hardly be pigeonholed musically.