Covenant Awards

Jaylene Johnson


Jaylene Johnson creates music that makes you "listen more closely" (CD Baby), putting her own quirky-yet-insightful slant on life, love and matters of faith. Her songs have been heard on shows like Pretty Little LiarsDegrassi: The Next Generation and So You Think You Can Danceand have been released locally and internationally by artists including JJ Heller, Brian Doerksen and Jordan St. Cyr.. While Jaylene's current work leans into mentoring and cowriting with and for artists, four LP releases  and several singles showcase her “angelic pipes” (Wpg Sun) and soul-nourishing folk/pop songs. These include the critically acclaimed and Juno-nominated album, Potter & Clay  (2016); Happiness (2010); Finding Beautiful (2004); Not Forgotten (2000). In addition to her Juno Award nomination, Jaylene has received three Western Canadian Music Award nominations, and received and been nominated for multiple Covenant Awards, including Canadian Christian Song of the Year. She was also named a winner for her songs "Fallin'"  and "This Little Light" by the International Songwriting Competition. Jaylene serves as Vice President of GMA Canada's Advisory Board; as a Juno selection committee co-chair; and as a member-at-large for the Canadian Christian Communicators Association. 

I hold Jaylene in high esteem as a songwriter - a person who has deep understanding of the layers of the craft." (Brian Doerksen - Recording artist and Songwriter)

Jaylene is a gifted, veteran singer/songwriter whose tenacious diligence has yielded meaningful and beautiful works. My recent experience with Jaylene in the studio revealed a rare depth of artful intuition and skill, which is the reward of those few souls committed to a 'long obedience in the same direction'." (Steve Bell - Recording Artist and Songwriter)

"Jaylene is a remarkable talent who has a way with words. Her years of experience and proven ability would be an invaluable resource to anyone looking to write great songs." (Jordan St.Cyr - Recording Artist and Songwriter)

"Jaylene is full of spirit and talent. A true observer of life and her songs make you want to hear them again. A pleasure to work with!" (Kris Bergsnes - Songwriter and Publisher)

"Jaylene is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration for any one growing in the music industry. She has a way of recognizing the gifts of others and helping to refine their vision. I am honoured to call her a friend and mentor on my journey." (Don Amero - Recording Artist and Songwriter)

"Jaylene is a polished songwriter and well-versed in the music industry. Through our years of phone calls, coffee dates, & songwriting sessions, Jaylene has been instrumental in helping me develop my career strategy, while honing my craft as a songwriter; I owe much of my artistic progression solely to Jaylene's mentorship." (Noah Derksen - Recording Artist and Songwriter)

Awards and Nominations

41st Covenant Awards

  • Recipient of the Folk Song of the Year Award
  • Recipient of the Childrens Song of the Year Award
  • Songs


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    released 2017-06-15