PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Jessica Lynn, a Yorktown resident and country singer, has had quite the year.
She performed at the Winery at St. George in a special that aired on PBS and also taped a special at the Paramount Hudson Valley to air on PBS. And if that wasn't enough, Lynn toured the country at music festivals, sharing the stage with Brad Paisley, Montgomery Genty and Kelly Pickler.
The Westchesterite also signed a publishing deal with Round Hill Music, commuting to Nashville to collaborate with top songwriters and sang the national anthem at Madison Square Garden -- twice.
"It's been a dream come true for me; I have a lot of pinch me moments," Lynn said. "It was amazing, these are people I grew up listening to and idolizing."
And now, she is capping off her star-making 2014 by performing an acoustic Christmas set at the Paramount on Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. as part of a John Denver Christmas. Her performance is dedicated to United For The Troops , a Yorktown-based organization, that sends troops vital items like food and toiletries.
"It means a lot to sing for United For The Troops," Lynn said. "I've been working with charities my whole life. It's important for me to be able to give my time to help somebody else. The world would be a better place if more people took the time to be selfless." (Her two biggest passions are animals and helping the military.)
When she's not performing, Lynn is a substitute teacher at Lakeland High School. She said she loves performing locally and seeing her "hometown" support team.
"I performed my first show at the Paramount when I was 14," Lynn said. "It's a very special venue for me."
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