About Janelle

Rising from her humble roots in the heart of the Smoky Mountains to international exposure as a top finalist on television’s American Idol, Janelle Arthur continues to astound fans with her unyielding songwriting talent, pure and compelling vocals, and her undisputed dominion of the stage.

Janelle is no stranger to the spotlight.  She began performing at Dollywood when she was 8 years old portraying one of her musical heroes, a young Dolly Parton.  From that time and thousands of shows later, she has had the opportunity to be a guest on The Today Show, The Kelly & Michael Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Access Hollywood, and Today in Nashville.  Thanks to her loyal followers, her social media fan base is now around 150,000 on combined social media networks.

As an entertainer, Janelle has had the pleasure of opening shows for or performing with: Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Craig Morgan and The Band Perry.  Her lifetime dream to perform on the world famous “Grand Ole Opry” became a reality on June 19, 2013 and she has been a repeated guest many times since then.

As a daughter of the south steeped in family ties, tradition, and truthfulness, Janelle Arthur’s music is reflective of who she is and exemplifies her way of life.  As evidence in “Love You Anyway” a compelling song written by Arthur (featuring multi-Grammy award winner Vince Gill) is honest, persuasive, and real.  Her self-titled debut EP including this collaboration, is available on Spotify and iTunes. 

Janelle made her big screen debut with her first feature film role as the star of the Runnin’ From My Roots along with Janine Turner, Leigh Allyn Baker, Patrick Muldoon, Nia Sioux, and playing her mom in the film, country’s own… Deana Carter.  The film was released world-wide December 11, 2018.  “Runnin’ From My Roots,” the lead single and title track of the film is one of five songs co-written by Arthur, and featured on the accompanying soundtrack (produced by Deana Carter) for the faith-based drama.  The accompanying video was the single most viewed video on CMT.com at its debut and was the number 1 video in the CMT Music 12 Pack for 6 out of the 9 weeks that it aired.   

Janelle Arthur has proven to be one of the most promising multi-dimensional entertainers since Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire with her inherent ability to connect with audiences through film, television, and live shows.  She moved to Nashville to pursue her passion for songwriting and plans to create music for the rest of her life.  Janelle is looking forward to releasing new music and performing more shows on the road this year.