A rising new artist in the world of Country, LGBT and Pop music, Jeff Randolph Wood was born on April 15th, 1971, in Chesapeake, Virginia. Known professionally as Jeff Paladino, the eclectic artist, singer, songwriter, producer, and philanthropist is best known for original country-pop songs, signed with Playmaker Records and Dreamery Productions as of 2021.
A dynamic artist, Jeff Paladino has propelled to popularity following the release of his debut EP Back in the Fight in 2018. This was followed by the artist opening sets for numerous artists including Joe Diffie, Lorrie Morgan, The Judd’s, and Wade Hayes, to name a few.
Since he was four years old, Paladino found himself gravitated towards music, immersed by a passion for singing. He finished his high school education in 1989 from Deep Creek High School, and soon after that, attended The Art Institute of Atlanta, pursuing a degree in Music Business Management. Throughout his time at The Art Institute, Paladino engaged in multiple competitions and stunned audiences, performing at various nightclubs. Growing and evolving his talents, skills and sensibilities, at the age of 19, Paladino established his first band called Smokin ‘45.
Since then, Jeff Paladino has released a series of stirring singles, including “A Brand-New Way”, which came out in 2019, “Potential New Boyfriend” in 2019, and “Golden Ring”, which he unveiled this year, among many others part of his stunning discography. Looking forward to dropping his upcoming releases, “Yard Sale” and “Rockin’ Years”, which are slated to release in August and September 2021. The artist has also appeared in several media outlets such as Medium, The CowBoy Channel, The Hollywood Digest, ArtVoice, and others. Jeff has collaborated on three duets with Georgette Jones, daughter of the legendary George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and is looking forward to collaborating on even more singles.
The eclectic artist has also amassed over 800,000 streams on “Back in the Fight EP”, which was unveiled in 2021, and achieved the World Songwriter Award for Top 10 Finalist – Best Collaboration on ‘Dream of Good Things’ with Georgie Rhein. Having retired from Aviation in 2017 to focus on his passion for music, the seasoned singer released his debut come-back single, titled ‘Back in the Fight’, which has already soared to over 1,000,000 streams. In 2021, Paladino released a remake of Dolly Parton’s 1983 song “Potential New Boyfriend”, which got listed 181 on the UK Pop Charts.
Currently, the talented powerhouse is planning on touring and simultaneously working on his Ultimate Collection Album. In the long term, Jeff Paladino aims to score a major deal, inspired to follow his unbridled passion for authentic music.
Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
What genre would you consider your music to be?
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
Singing in church at the age of four
What are your biggest musical influences?
Randy Travis, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Elton John and Aretha Franklin
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
Playmaker Records – Independent Label
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Hearing my music is too country and being an LGBT Artist
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
15 Songs – one Album
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
Dream of Good Things is an awesome song written by Georgie Rhein and produced by Dreamery Productions, it’s about believing in your dreams and making them come true
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
Another duet with Georgette Jones and new original material next year. The rest of this year finishing out a US selected city Tour